Making Crimp coax connectors for LMR-400
 

LMR-400 cable and the Times Microwave EZ400 connector series

 

The best crimp connectors for LMR-400 cable are made by Times Microwave. While a little pricey, the EZ400 connector group is the ideal solution to your LMR-400 connector issues.  These connectors are very easy to install (with the correct tool set) and the fit to LMR-400 cable is superb!


To make the EZ400 crimps, you need the HX-4 piston crimping tool with the Y1719 die, the DBT-01 de-burring tool and the ST-400EZ rotary stripping tool -- or you could buy the TK-400EZ kit.  Here is a page from the Times Microwave catalog showing these tools.
 


Here are the three most common EZ400 connectors


EZ-400 NMH D (Type N male)
Install video

EZ-400 NF (Type N female)
 



The EZ-400 UM (PL259)
Go to the Times Microwave site for installation videos.

Note: There are two videos for this series of connector.
Click on the EZ-400-NMC-2 (28.5 Mb) file for the
installation of the EZ-400 Type N (male) connector.

Note:  Given the large file size, download
speed is usually slow from the site, so please be patient
and the file will eventually download to your computer.
 

 

EZ-400-NMH Connector Installation Procedure on LMR-400

All three connectors in this series (shown above) use exactly the same install procedure. Just follow the images below for perfect connectors on LMR-400 cable. Source: http://www.timesmicrowave.com/connectors/pictorials.shtml (used with thanks to Times Microwave)
 

 

The BCDX Club receives no goods or services in kind or any form of advertising
 revenue from Times Microwave in exchange for the references to their
EZ400 product line shown on this webpage.




Last modified November 27, 2009 by Paul B. Peters, VE7BZ
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