Hi-MOD Compression Fittings Installation
NOTE: VIDEO IS FOR ASSEMBLY PROCESS ONLY AND PERMANENT LOCTITE MUST BE USED TO SECURE FITTING AT FINAL ASSEMBLY. REFER TO THE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS BELOW OR THE DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH YOUR Hi-MOD TERMINALS.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN - ASSEMBLE FITTINGS HAND TIGHT PLUS 1/2 TURN.
|Wrap a piece of electrician's tape around the wire and saw to length. A clamp or vice and a file are useful, but not absolutely necessary.|
|Place the body over the wire as shown.|
|Untwist the outer strands by picking out and twisting in the opposite direction to the lay of the wire.|
|Slide the thin end of the cone over the center core. You can force the cone open with a screwdriver blade if necessary.|
|Slide the Crown Ring over the center core with the concave side first.|
|There is a hole in the center of the threaded stud, fork or eye. Push the Crown Ring on with this part and the core will protrude by the correct amount.|
|Twist the outer strands back into position over the cone. Firmly twist the Crown Ring in the direction of the lay while you position the outer strands in the slots.|
Wire Sizes up to 7/32" (5mm) require 2 strands per slot (fig.2).
Wire sizes 1/4" (6mm) and above have 1 strand per slot (fig.3).
|When all of the outer strands are located the cone and Crown Ring will remain in place with no assistance.|
|Gently twist the body back over the wire, rotating in the same direction as the lay of the wire.|
DO NOT apply thread locking solution at this stage. Screw the threaded end fitting onto the body hand tight. Remove the end fitting and inspect the outer strands and Crown Ring ensuring they have remained in position.
If all looks in order, apply Loctite primer to the stainless steel fittings.
Apply Loctite 277 or some other suitable thread locking solution to the fitting's and re-assemble. At final assembly, fitting should be tightened hand tight plus an additional 1/2 turn.
For routine maintenance remove the threaded end fitting, tap back the body, wash and inspect. Fittings are fully re-usable unless the cone is distorted.