Engineering and Technical Support Group
School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering

OH&S Requirements

  • Ensure you have either completed a Risk Assessment or read (and confirmed as being read) the relevant Risk Assessment before attempting this task
  • The UQ Risk Management Database is located at:

Tool Options

This procedure has been written specifically for the following items:

  • RG174 Crimp Connector: EEL 15-13-03
  • RG174 Coaxial Cable: EEL 22-06-08
  • Crimp Tool: K011
  • Crimp Tool: K100

RG174 Crimp Connectors are supplied with 2 different ferrule sizes, you must ensure the appropriate crimp tool is used for each type.

  • Use Crimp Tool K011 with Die 29204 for ferrule size: 6.3mm x 15.5mm
  • Use Crimp Tool K100 with Die 2051 for ferrule size: 5.3mm x 12.5mm


  1. Slide a 25mm length of Heatshrink Sleeve [Item 1] EEl 16-04-01 over the cable
  2. Slide the ferrule [Item 2] over the cable as shown
  3. Trim back outer sheath, braid and dielectric as illustrated in the diagram
  4. Crimp the contact [Item 3] using the appropriate Crimp Tool
  5. Gently insert the crimped contact / cable sub assembly into the connector boady until fully located, at the same time ensuring that the cable entry part of the connector is inserted between the dielectric and the braid
  6. Slide the ferrule [Item 2] along the cable until it butts against the connector shoulder and crimp
  7. Slide the sleeve [Item 1] along the cable until it butts against the connector shoulder and shrink into place

Tool Return

Return the crimp tool(s) and dies to their appropriate storage area before leaving

Amendments to Procedure

Inform the Engineering & Technical Support Manager at the earliest opportunity if this procedure has, or needs to be altered in any way