Unit 6 Exercise 1
Measure the cable you want to put ends on and trim it to the proper length using the cable cutter.
Use the cable stripper to strip about 1.5" of the jacket from the end of the cable. Then, rotate the stripper around the cable twice. This will cut through the jacket.
Remove the stripper from the cable and pull the trimmed jacket from the cable, exposing the inner conductors. If a jacket slitting cord (usually a white thread) is present, separate it from the conductors and trim it back to the edge of the jacket.
Untwist all the inner conductor pairs and spread them apart so that you can see each individual conductor.
Line up the individual conductors so that the color code matches the color-coding standard you are using.
This step includes two points. First, trim the conductors so that the ends are even with each other, making sure that the jacket of the cable will be inside the connector. Second, the total length of exposed connectors after trimming should be no longer than 0.5" to 0.625".
Insert the conductors in the connector, ensuring that all conductors line up properly with the pins as they were in the previous step. If they don't line up, pull them out and line up. Do this carefully, as it's the last step before crimping on the connector.
Carefully insert the connector and cable into the crimping tool, which has two dies that will press into the connector, and push the pins in the connector into the conductors inside the connector. Now the installation is done.
After the whole installation, you should check to ensure all conductors are making contact and that all pins have been crimped into their respective conductors. If the connector didn't crimp properly, cut off the connector and redo it.
Adjust the wire strippers so the first cut is down to the center copper wire. Adjust the second cut...