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    Useful info on faceplates & RFI from ring wire

    This is a discussion on Useful info on faceplates & RFI from ring wire within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Link BTW I notice someone (the site founder nonetheless ) admitted using a small flat blade screwdriver on an IDC ...

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      Useful info on faceplates & RFI from ring wire

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      BTW I notice someone (the site founder nonetheless ) admitted using a small flat blade screwdriver on an IDC connector. Take it from me, NEVER NEVER NEVER do this, it is the quickest way to turn a 12 filter into a useless piece of junk as IDC connectors can be permanently damaged should the screwdriver come in contact with the IDC "blades".

      It's not difficult to pick up the cheapo plastic IDC tools, they cost about 25p and are fine for very occasional use. Try eBay, electrical shops, hardware stores etc if you can't find one.

      Good luck!!!


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      Even more worrying is that it is a recipie for having screwdriver shaped holes in your hands.

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      Think i need to defend myself here

      I did not use the screw driver in the v shaped thingy, I merely pushed the wire down with the screwdriver either side of the thingy

      Seriously tho the tool is so cheap, its worth buying one
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      I use the proper Krone Tool

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      Sorry to be dense but I don't want to try this until I know: do you have to strip the wire and then press it down with the tool or does the action of forcing it down strip the casing? The ones that I am replacing seem to have the casing sticking out both sides!

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      the push down type of connection does not require any coating to be striped from the wire before hand
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      When pushing the wire down into the slots, these metal edgings cut into the insulation thus making contact with the conductor.
      Last edited by Gaztops; 22-10-06 at 09:20 PM. Reason: spelling

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      The type of connector is called IDC this means Insulation Displacement Connector. This means that the blades in the connector cut through the insulation to make contact with the wire. They came about as a quicker way than using screw or solder terminals. They are very quick and easy when you have the right tool.

     

     

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