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post #171 of 1109
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Ok good! Just making sure you didnt buyt the colored PET sleeving as its pretty lame.
post #172 of 1109
I try to follow the FAQ guidelines. smile.gif
post #173 of 1109
Anyone know where to buy new die's for the MDPC crimper? Mine keep breaking the wings off the left side of the crimp mad.gif

Also, what wire do yall use? I'm assuming the wire thickness had something to do with my crimper going bad.
post #174 of 1109
I'm guessing you will have to contact Nils at MDPC and see if he stocks any spares. Actually I'm curious about this as well.
Have you looked at the crimper for signs of damage? Could it be you need to adjust your crimp, that is don't click it all the way down until it stops and see what happens if you stop just short?
post #175 of 1109
Thats what I've been doing, but it still breaks every once in a while (crimper is set to lowest strength setting). The die looks fine other than paint chipping off on the part that touches the pin (normal). I think it may be that I'm using too thick of wire. I'll email Nils about it now, thanks!
post #176 of 1109

Unfortunately you will have to buy a new crimper. Here is the email I sent him April 2012, and his response.

 

Is there any sort of warranty?
The warranty is that it works perfectly when you get it.

Do you sell replacement crimping dies for your tool (the part that bends
the pins, and is replaceable)?

No I don't sell replacement parts.


Are there other types of crimp dies available for your tool?
nawon72: based on the last answer, It's probably a no.


Can you provide the datasheet?

No I don't have data sheets as others would just copy what I created.

 

 

About the wire:

Nils: Try to not use cables which have more than 2.3mm outside-diameter, because they can potentially destroy the crimp-terminal. Best diameter for big cables and crimping is 1.9mm to 2.3mm outside diameter.

 

 

About the crimper's availability:

Nils: As I will not spend the rest of my lifetime with the complex manufacturing of such good crimping tools, this will be the last production batch and I hope it will last until early 2013

 

Taken from BigElf's post about a week ago.


Edited by nawon72 - 9/5/12 at 5:40pm
post #177 of 1109
It's possible the dies have got slightly out of alignment. I've had to adjust mine as it was breaking off or distorting the insulation wing on the ATX male pins when I was pre-crimping them. With the tool open I just loosened the screws and pushed the top die (with the 'v' bite) towards the handle and the bottom die in the opposite direction towards the front. You might have to tweak it a little bit but mine was working fine again after the adjustment. You have to screw the screws really tight when finished otherwise it comes out of alignment again quite quickly.

I found that if I was pre-crimping the pins and one side of the insulation wing was crushed then it needed adjusting as it's happened a couple of times. The wing that was being distorted on mine was the left hand side (looking at the pin from the back). I suppose if the wing is distorted on the other side then you reverse the adjustment procedure described above although I don't know for sure as mine's only done it on the left wing.
Edited by Big Elf - 9/5/12 at 5:44pm
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post #178 of 1109
Guys, I was thinking about this... what will happen when Nils runs out of crimpers? Says he has like 160 in stock. I plan on buying one for sure.

Btw, I switched emails with Mona yesterday, and I was a bit let down. They have this nice family pack, but 30m of single wire sleeving just in black... I kinda wanted to split that into 3 colors and save some cost vs buying the colors I want separately (I wanna buy like 6 colors) but she kinda said "no". I know they have this little FAQ, asking people not to ask on changing "product contents" but I still think it's a legit request. sad-smiley-002.gif
post #179 of 1109
People will probably have to buy and resell the molex brand crimper. As for the deal with Mona, I totally get where shes coming from. I run several online stores and I can tell you what a real pain it is doing custom listings for people. When you have all your products packaged up and ready to be shipped out, business is a breeze. When people get custom orders though, it really adds to the time it takes to process an order. By not allowing custom orders, theyre just making it easier on themselves in the long run. But it does kinda suck as a customer rolleyes.gif
post #180 of 1109
Hmm, I was assuming they ready a sleeving-kit only when one has ordered so it'd be a breeze request. They could limit the request to just one thing, I don't see how much more effort that can be. They also say they're not a store. tongue.gif

As much as I don't want to buy the sleeving stuff from Moddiy, it's very appealing. Nearly, any request you'd throw at them, will be accepted and they ain't charging cheap for the products. Same with FurryLetters, although he's a "store". Barry is a nice guy. biggrin.gif

EDIT: I meant for the sleeving-kit, not a family pack. Changing a Family pack, I could understand somehow but a sleeving-kit is prolly custom made on the spot, isn't it. Maybe they just have some in stock, ready to ship. I guess I can understand that. frown.gif

Regarding the tool, oh my, if new people will have to spend 200$ just on the tool, they'll most likely settle for the cheap ones like Han Long. :\
Edited by adi518 - 9/5/12 at 9:56pm
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