This generic work instruction explains how to correctly install an M12 or M8 "gland" connector on a cable. It will be used on a number of specific work instructions for wildeye products.
- Small flat screw-driver (M12)
- Tiny allen-key (M8)
- Wire strippers
- Wire cutters
|1||Trim sheath and strip cores||
Trim sheath back a maximum of 20mm. Important: If we strip sheath back any further than 20mm, there is chance the waterproofing integrity of the finished product will be compromised.
Strip cores 5mm
|2||Select correct gland connector for the cable||
M12 connectors are available in 2.5-3.5mm, 4-6mm, and 6-8mm gland diameters. If in doubt, go with the smaller gland.
M8 connectors have only 1 size gland connector.
|3||Thread gland nut over cable||Thread the gland nut over the cable before attaching the cable cores to the connector body.|
|4||Insert cores and tighten terminals||
|6||Screw connector body to connector base||
Ensure body is fully screwed to base. There should be no thread visible after tightening.
IMPORTANT: Hold Body and Cable stationary, and rotate ring. If you do it the other way (rotating body), the wires will get twisted inside.
|7||Tighten gland nut||It is very important this is done correctly. Tighten first with fingers, then using a spanner to MODERATELY tighten. Should be tight enough so cable can't slide through gland with a moderate amount of force.|