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Indeed I meant; I remove a pin (3 actually) from a fan connector, I sleeve the pair into 1 nice sleeving but then I have to but the 3 pins back into one connector again. I meant if that possible in a decent way or will I have murdered the pins and will need to get the pins off and put a new pin on with a crimptool smile.gif Soory about that, I am from Holland. My Englsh is decent but explaining stuff sometimes is hard when searching for the correct terms. biggrin.gif

I also have two additional questions (while we're at it lol). Look at these pictures. I received my set of tool from Nils (HOORAY). Got me a "Tim-edition", how awesome is that? thumb.gif

But I already stumbled on two issues. First of all; that big metal ring around one end of the 6-pin. Does that have function or can it be removed?

Secondly; I used the tool on the black connector and the pins come flying out. Now I want to get the pins from the green connector as well but I can't get them to come out. I am doing something wrong here? Aren't both sides supposed to have the same pins and therefore shouldn't I use the same technique?

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The green connector goes into the PSU and the black one into the GFX card. But they look exactly the same :/

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Indeed I meant; I remove a pin (3 actually) from a fan connector, I sleeve the pair into 1 nice sleeving but then I have to but the 3 pins back into one connector again. I meant if that possible in a decent way or will I have murdered the pins and will need to get the pins off and put a new pin on with a crimptool smile.gif Soory about that, I am from Holland. My Englsh is decent but explaining stuff sometimes is hard when searching for the correct terms. biggrin.gif
I also have two additional questions (while we're at it lol). Look at these pictures. I received my set of tool from Nils (HOORAY). Got me a "Tim-edition", how awesome is that? thumb.gif
But I already stumbled on two issues. First of all; that big metal ring around one end of the 6-pin. Does that have function or can it be removed?
Secondly; I used the tool on the black connector and the pins come flying out. Now I want to get the pins from the green connector as well but I can't get them to come out. I am doing something wrong here? Aren't both sides supposed to have the same pins and therefore shouldn't I use the same technique?
The green connector goes into the PSU and the black one into the GFX card. But they look exactly the same :/
HELP!!!

Ahh, that makes sense - look at the fan sleeving video and it will show you how to handle those with style tongue.gif (link is in my sig)

That metal ring is a ferrite bead you can remove it and throw it away and you wont be affected.

The green connector might just be a bit harder to remove, push the wire into the connector - insert the tool - and then pull to get the cable out. I explain how to do this in my MDPC Sleeving Video @ 2:10 (link in my sig)
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Thanks for the help Dr. L. I will get one of your tools soon. Keep doing what you do and keep those video's coming!
 
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Is there a guide for heatshrink-less sleeving, that was made by Lutro0?
I've seen alot of his work here on the sleeving-part of the forum, and the heatshrink-less cables are amazing! Yet, I have not seen his, or anyones guide til heatshrink-less sleeving.
Would be much appreciated!
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Is there a guide for heatshrink-less sleeving, that was made by Lutro0?
I've seen alot of his work here on the sleeving-part of the forum, and the heatshrink-less cables are amazing! Yet, I have not seen his, or anyones guide til heatshrink-less sleeving.
Would be much appreciated!

I think he's planning to do a guide. In the meantime this thread is worth checking out for MDPC-X 'heatshrinkless' sleeving.
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Thank you very much Big Elf!
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I think he's planning to do a guide. In the meantime this thread is worth checking out for MDPC-X 'heatshrinkless' sleeving.

Thats an ok guide, but please note that the sleeve needs to be positioned after the first crimp, that guide shows you melting the crud out of the wire and sleeve which is not a great method for heatshrinkless. If you put it after the first crimp the plastic will use the first crimp as a holder and the melt wont show outside of the connector. You will need much less heat then you think.
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$55 for a damn hand tool hmmsmiley02.gif whoever is manufacturing these is making quite a large profit margin mad.gif

http://www.jameco.com/Jameco/Products/ProdDS/308030.pdf
would figure 3 work for decent crimping? I assume if it sucks hard I could duplicate the "genuine" molex crimpers and file a heart out of the top half of the crimping part.
They go for $17.43 too...

any input?
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I'll be curious to see if that one works OK. The more expensive tool is due to it being a ratcheting crimper which crimps both the wire and insulation crimp in one go to the same pressure every time. The Molex Hand Tool 63811-1000 is also a 2 stage, non-ratcheting crimper that works well but just takes a bit of practice and a bit longer to learn to use. It's still pricey compared to the one you linked to though.

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I'll be curious to see if that one works OK. The more expensive tool is due to it being a ratcheting crimper which crimps both the wire and insulation crimp in one go to the same pressure every time. The Molex Hand Tool 63811-1000 is also a 2 stage, non-ratcheting crimper that works well but just takes a bit of practice and a bit longer to learn to use. It's still pricey compared to the one you linked to though.

Eh, to me, a crimper is a crimper. I have no idea how companies can charge $100> for a rather simple hand tool.. its blasphemy. You put the wire in, you close the tool, the metal clips go into the top half of the crimp tool, coil around the top, and dig into the insulation of the wire.
I think I'll take a gamble and get that $17 crimper.

I can get the crimper you linked for $38 USD, but at that point I think I would rather dish out an extra $20, get a MDPC-X crimper, and have a clear mind.
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