[time-nuts] HP 5370B low frequency modulation
didier at cox.net
Sat Jul 28 09:39:44 EDT 2007
Of course, any method is only as good as it is implemented. Crimping gets
rid of a number of chemistry problems, and creates few problems in return.
One problem with crimping coax cables is that crimping the braid is usually
done against the plastic (term used generically) insulation between the
center conductor and the braid. If the plastic softens, or cold flows
(typical with Teflon), the crimping pressure will drop over time and
eventually the connection between the shell and the braid becomes loose. The
better crimped coax connectors have a sleeve that slides under the braid
against which the braid is crimped. These are considerably more reliable.
The crimping on the center conductor is typically more reliable, if done
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Peter Vince
I was surprised to read that crimping is considered most reliable.
Peter (London, England)
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