Author Topic: How to wire a 24 circuit DL plug (Jim L method)  (Read 18963 times)

paresjavier

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Re: How to wire a 24 circuit DL plug (Jim L method)
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2021, 07:57:50 PM »
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Re: How to wire a 24 circuit DL plug (Jim L method)
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2021, 08:00:13 PM »
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Re: How to wire a 24 circuit DL plug (Jim L method) response to Paresjavier
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2021, 12:11:58 AM »
Hi paresjavier
I have seen your pictures and well done with your DL wiring.
Can I suggest that you do NOT need to crimp the screen (drain) wire sleeve or heatshrink as there is no need for that and I can see from your pictures that it tends to bend the rear of the DL crimp at an angle which could affect how easy it is to remove at a later date.
With the screen wires, I use rubber sleeving which I can then move back a bit when I crimp the wire so that it springs back onto the rear of the crimp and doesn't actually get crimped and you can't do that with heatshrink as it is more rigid, if you understand that?
I notice that you use tape on the various lots of 8 circuits. I use waxed twine, which SSL use for their looming, and keep it on the wires when loaded ino the DL plug (see the picture).
Also, I put the 20mm x 190mm sheathing on first (see the picture again) after I strip and separate the loom (see the picture). Also note that I put the H20 x 20mm rubber sleeve on the individual cable about 2/3rds on and 1/3rd off.
Hope this helps and it it is ALL down to careful preparation.
The first DL plug I made was for Peter Gabriel in 1987. I priced up his outboard racks and spent 7 hours on the first DL (I never made one in my 7 years at SSL from 1980-87!) so it was a bit of a shock. These days I can do one in under 2 hours with everything I show in the pictures including testing and labellng (a 32 pair takes more time).

I am very nervous of putting pictures on here now after some hacker broke into this forum and deleted ALL the pictures a few years ago which will take me some time to find them and put them back in the right order for all of my posts going back some 8 years or so ... ARGH!

Update: I have just seen your latest pictures 10th of April 21 and they look good. What cable make and type are you using in the pictures out of interest?
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