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Old December 30th, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Flag Crimping tool ?

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I'm replacing the entire glass bus fuse holding panel with 3 separate modern blade fuse holding panels on the Wifes '85 110 , since the new panels have side exit flat blade terminals I would like to put insulated "Flag" disconnect terminal connectors on the wires, but I need to find a good flag connector crimper (they are different than normal flat blade terminal crimper's. (I don't need one that cost $400. , but I don't what to buy a cheap piece of crap tool either that makes insufficient crimps seeing that these crimps will supply the entire 110 with power
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Old December 30th, 2011, 06:26 PM
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unfortunately not designed for "Flag" disconnects
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Old December 30th, 2011, 07:10 PM
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So looking at your terminal block im thinking flags are not the best option. The flags will be either pointing straight up or down. Which will be harder to keep flush and tiddy to the mounting surface.

As for the crimpers i use the the crimpers designed for the heat shrink type butt connectors. there is no cutters on the end of them to damage the flag.

Where did you get that terminal block ? I had a hard time finding one like that.


A few pics of what im doing, I opt to use standard terminals so they can be heat shrinked and formed to the position you want and the wire wont have loops in them so the vibration wont eventually break the copper. This is how we do it in the Marine industry and it seems to last.

Have fun wireing is my favorite part of all the projects I do.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Unless you've spent the money already ,why not go with the OEM fuse panel for the inner bulkhead? I got a pack of the dingcroft connectors and installed a few yesterday in the my factory panel to add a couple accessories and they fit perfectly.

RDS sells a kit with connectors and the panel for a reasonable price. all you would need in addition is the correct non-insulated F type crimper and the bracket the bus mounts to.

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Old December 31st, 2011, 06:03 PM
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OK here is the new pannel design (before wiring ) I used the Wiringproducts Ltd in NV 6 circuit ATO/ATC fuse block because they made banks of 6 circuits just like land rover so I can go by the same fuse panel cover diagram ( and add a few extras) and I shifted them all over to the left out of the way of the shift lever for better access the flag connector's make it possible for the wires to come straight in from the back like stock.
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ahh i see makes sense to me now.

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Just got the new ratcheting crimper in, very nice tool , interchangeable dies for just about any electrical crimping . Made by Eclipse http://www.eclipsetools.com/ . They make 4 different models I bought the CP-3005F a new model that has a quick(tool free) die change cams on the crimp head. I got the Flag disconnect double crimp terminal die #300-070 and the standard Red, Yellow, Blue AWG 10-12, 14-16, 18-22 Nylon and Vinyl Insulated terminal die. Very reasonably priced (around $35.)for a ratcheting crimper (yes they are made in Taiwan, but fit finish operation and design are better than any other crimper I have looked at.)...
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very cool im going to get me some of those, Thanks for the post on those.
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nice part is there are 25 different dies from tell, com, cable, to electrical that can be used in them. Adjustable pressure on the crimp , made from high quality carbon steel. I'm a tool junkie , and this is a nice tool.
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nice part is there are 25 different dies from tell, com, cable, to electrical that can be used in them. Adjustable pressure on the crimp , made from high quality carbon steel. I'm a tool junkie , and this is a nice tool.
Ok, it's been two years. Are you still liking them?
I want to consolidate some and want a good crimper I can use with Coax, Cat5, automotive electrical, etc.
How's the die clamp holding up? Or have you not changed dies much? The also have the model that retains them with thumbscrews so I'm wondering.
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Yes they are still my favorite , Buy all the crimp ends you think you'll need at the same time as the tool and make us a bag specific for all of it ( don't think they make a single kits with bag but it would be nice if they did
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Have you found the crimper to be particular to particular brands of insulated terminals? What brand did you settle on?
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Buy all the crimp ends you think you'll need at the same time as the tool and make us a bag specific for all of it
You lost me on that. Surely you don't have to use Eclipse terminals.

Good to hear you're still liking the tool though
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Britishwiring.com/Autosparks.co.uk has insulated covers for the bare flag terminals. They are the clear PVC ones. They also have the 1/4 inch flag terminals.
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