This inexpensive cable attachment method features quick assembly
and small connector size and weight.
The cable is stripped and the connector contact soldered to the
cable center conductor. The tail of the body is inserted under the
cable braid, and the crimp sleeve moved into position and crimped.
For additional savings in assembly time, some Econo-Crimp connectors
have contacts that can be crimped to the conductor instead of being
Captive contact types have a grooved contact which snaps into place
in the insulator when assembled. This provides consistent axial
contact location within the interface, and prevents movement of
the contact from cable flexure or temperature changes after assembly.
All Econo-Crimp connectors use readily-available commercial crimp
tools and dies for assembly. Econo-Crimp connectors can be ordered
with heat-shrinkable tubing for weatherproofing.