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I am making my own audio cables to connect my STB to my receiver on the other side of the house. I got Belden R59 coax cable and Steren Permaseal II compression connectors and a universal compression tool. I am having a heck of a time trying to get the connectors on the cable. So far I have wasted 6 connectors. I am using a coax striping tool and have tried leaving the center wire long & short. The inside (white) covering long and short and other combinations but can't get them to hold. So my question is: What is the proper way to strip the cable to accept the connectors?


I searched for instructions but could not find any! Proper striping length: Nothing.


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My coax stripper automatically sets the core and insulator depths. I can't imagine trying to do it by Mk I Eyeball!
 

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The stripper sets the depth and length but, after I compress the fitting it doesn't take. Tried the two different strippers: Nada!


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Is this the correct stripper for the connector? The correct compression tool? Is the Belden cable suitable for the connector? I think some Belden coax is sized a little different than normal coax – if so that would be enough to nuke ya.


Again, these connectors should have come with some directions for termination. I bet you’ll be checking for that next time...


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I use Digicon compression connectors and had a heck of a time until I got some advice. I was stripping the connectors and trying to twist them into the fitting before compressing the connector with the crimper. I couldn't get the compression tool to form a good connection and the connectors separated from the cable. Then I got a few tips.


Strip the coax (I always use RG-6Q, lower loss better shield) then peel back the shield braid (or aluminum strip) over the cable jacket and push the cable into the connector by hand until the cable dielectric is flush with the connector head. The center conductor will poke through the head just beyond the threaded top. Now put your connector in the compression tool and crimp. Should work.


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Thanks, I'll give it a go tonight!


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