[time-nuts] Thunderbolt power connector crimper

George Dubovsky n4ua.va at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 11:53:22 UTC 2015

I had not realized that those ubiquitous AMP crimpers of yore were now ebay
curiosities, but this is what I was referring to in my earlier e-mail:



geo - n4ua

On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 7:44 AM, George Dubovsky <n4ua.va at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> 73,
> 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
>> VK2LK
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