Originally Posted by Tabinhu
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Since this is my first time with sleeving/shrinking - I have to say that this stuff is not for the faint-hearted when it comes to Female connectors.
Some issues and corrections along the way:
- Got all 5 of sata PSU connector perfectly, without using candle/lighter on sleeve at end. At the end (when I tried inserting 5th) the sleeve started popping out shrink. Also last 2 pins didn't go through all the way -- too much friction with the earlier pins.
- Redid them--but this time applied candle/lighter to sleeve (slightly -not so heavy as I did on the SATA drive connector side (embarassing)
and this time last 2 pins just wouldn't go in; again the shrink bumping against other.
- Part of the problem is the crimp itself (these gold plated ones bought locally are not good). They bend so easily while trying to push last 2 crimps in and messes up rest. So tested one crimp with 16 AWG wire so its sturdy with no sleeve and shrink...This time made sure I had the wings that clamp down inside out ...(which I did not do in first 2 tries).. And it was perfect.
- This shot below, shows the heat shrink taller on the sleeve side by few mm, than I was doing earlier. And it went in smoothly...It was snugged in nicely. Also tested with PSU side and the pin did not pop.
Before I redo rest of pins which takes a lot of time for me...since this is my first time and I want it to be perfect on PSU side (and motherboard side) ...Is the 6 pin connector have enough spacing for rest of 4 wires to go in. Looks tight in shot below, as you can see the shrink occupying some of the space of adjacent pin ( luckily this wire is 6 inches longer than I what I need, as it keeps getting shorter each day by an inch...lol):
by the way above red thing is the wire stripper...not the crimp tool; which is from mdpc.Edited by Seanimus - 12/2/12 at 6:42pm