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post #7841 of 14480
Yup.

Even if you'd remove the old pin, the new one wouldn't bite into the cable properly.
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post #7842 of 14480
So basically cutting it is the best way? Even if the cable gets a little shorter than the rest of the cables.
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Originally Posted by Sevada88 View Post

Guys, how do you remove a crimp from the cable? Do you just cut it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevada88 View Post

So basically cutting it is the best way? Even if the cable gets a little shorter than the rest of the cables.

It's better to trim the cable lengths to match each other otherwise it looks messy. In fact if you go for the 'curved' effect you need to trim the wires on ones side to be shorter than the other to get a good even bend. Something like this



Lutro0's got some better examples in his gallery
Edited by Big Elf - 8/24/12 at 6:47am
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post #7844 of 14480
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Do you mean the Molex pins for the 4 pin auxilliary/hard disk connector (the ATX male and female pins are also made by Molex)? The tool will crimp them but will gradually wear out the 'v' on the MDPC-X tool that produces the bite on the crimp so it's not really recommended.
I use the blue handled 225D 'non-bite' crimping tool for these pins but you can fit the pins using needle nosed pliers to crimp them.
BE I'm so glad you reminded us of that! I had forgot and certainly don't want to screw up the MDPC crimper doing power pins. I will use my old crimper for that as it does a pretty fair job if I face the tabs into the crimp enclosure instead of toward the "teeth" on the tool.

The 225D does a good crimp on both single and dual wires with the 4 pin molex type pin, maybe it's because the pin is bigger that it grips a lot better than the ATX pins.
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post #7845 of 14480
Might be. I had to make up two 3 pin "Y" to 4 pin connectors for my pumps to connect to my Lamptron FC9 last night and crimping 2 small gauge wires to the male power pins was doable but not pretty. It didn't want to bite into the wire insulation until I moved the crimp over to part of the crimper that normally would crimp the bare wire, if that makes sense to you. Anyway it passed the tug test but if it fails I'll just solder some 18 gauge wires together at a splice point and crimp just one wire at a time to the male molex pins like I've done before.
post #7846 of 14480
Just did my first sleeving job the other day. I think it turned out pretty well smile.gif
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post #7847 of 14480

Are these the correct peripheral power terminals:

02-06-2101

02-06-1101

 

Edit: If so, the 63811-1000 should crimp it perfectly.


Edited by nawon72 - 8/29/12 at 9:38am
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Fun times ahead tongue.gif

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post #7849 of 14480
I've already sleeved my psu, but I decided to break down and buy some MDPC sleeving. The more I look at my build the less I like the blue and black sleeving. I'm going to try out black and white for a better overall match, I hope.
I already had a MDPC crimping tool on the way, so I figured why not go ahead and try some of Nils' sleeving and see if it's as good as 1000 satisfied customers say it is. wink.gif
Anyway, MDPC sleeving and more ATX pins on the way. Haven't decided if I'm going to make up new cables or sleeve the old ones, so just in case.....
post #7850 of 14480
Say Mandrix - that's a Seasonic you're planning on sleeving. Best way is to make new cables, but I had mine made by a sleever, but I do know from reading that the Seasonic psu is a hard one to work with due to wiring criss-crossing, the pins that stick in the connectors .....

http://www.overclock.net/t/1262900/frequently-asked-sleeving-questions

If you need help, its prolly been answered already in the Cables and Sleeving forum - do a search for seasonic in that forum, looking for posts. GL !!
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