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Proper way to terminate RG6 dual shield w/ Digicon DS6 connector

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by JohnMW, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. JohnMW

    JohnMW Well-Known Member

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    I was looking to pick up this kit:
    http://www.solidsignal.com/prod_disp...oom=zoom#xview

    Once you strip the cable are you supposed to flare the braid back over the outer jacket and then slide the connector on and crimp it down, or do you just slide the connector on and crimp?

    I looked for a hot-to guide but didn't see anything.
     
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    This has a pictorial on DIY A/V cables: http://white.hometheatertalk.com/

    Basically you make a postive connection (center conductor) and ground (shield connected to the body of the connector)
     
  3. JohnMW

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    Hi, I did come across that site while doing a google search. However the DS6 is an F connector, and from what Kurt @ BJC said the 'flaring of the braid onto the outer jacket' really depends on the connector.

    I also found another thread on the Digicon connector. However even though the original post is asking the identical question nobody really answered it. [​IMG]

    http://216.130.168.108/showthread.php?t=1586
     
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    Today I borrowed my buddys compression crimper, stripper, dual shield perfect vision RG6, and the blue Digicon connectors. After making a test strip I noticed the strippers were adjusted so that it was cutting the braid comletely off! That can't be a good thing, can it? Just think....he's doing all of his terminations this way, lol.

    It doesn't appear that it's necessary to flare the braid back. The tolerance is so tight that the center of the Digicon slides under the braid. After you flush up the white insulation to the bottom the connector nut you just slide it into the crimper and give her a squeeze. The Digicon is definitely a nice connector to work with.
     
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    From the picture the Digicon's looked very nice
     
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    Actually I need to correct my last post. I just received a set of the Zenith compression crimpers, and after I RTFM it outlines the proper way to strip and prep the coax, then how to crimp the connector (in this case the Digicon).

    The guide states that you should fold or flare the braid back over the outer jacket before you slide the connector on. I ran into one of the local Cox cable techs and he confirmed that this is the proper method for any F connector.

    A PDF guide to stripping and prepping coax.
    http://www.techtoolsupply.com/manual...PPER_HOWTO.pdf

    The bad thing about the Zenith crimper is that you don't get a lot of leverage compared to other compression tools. I find that it takes both hands to get a full crimp.

    The Cox tech also mentioned that they just recently switched to the compression connectors they really are a superior F connector.
     

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