[time-nuts] Thunderbolt power connector crimper

George Dubovsky n4ua.va at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 11:44:24 UTC 2015

Hi Matt,

Any of the AMP Service Tools - I have the I and II - will work. Positions A
and B (for the conductor and the insulation respectively) on Service Tool I
or E and B on Service Tool II will work nicely. I suspect there are lots of
other "generic" crimpers that will do the job as well. Heck, for just one
connector, needle-nose pliers, a good magnifier, a soldering iron, and a
dictionary of curse words will suffice... ;-)

Good luck.


geo - n4ua

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 6:29 AM, Matt Robert <matt.robert at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I am currently in the process of completing my Thunderbolt project and I
> need to find a suitable crimper to attach wires to the pins that go inside
> the power connector.
> The only reference I can find is on this page here (
> http://www.prc68.com/I/ThunderBolt.shtml) that talks about the official
> Molex tool which is scarily expensive, and the page also mentioned a
> Radioshack tool that I can't find any further details on.
> Can someone please point me in the right direction of a suitable crimper
> for the Molex 538-16-02-0103 pins.
> Cheers,
> Matt
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