Step 2
Cutting of coaxial cable requires the use of a
shearing type or rounded bladed cable cutter,
like the IDEAL DataT® -Cutter (45-074).
Rotate tool sufficiently to obtain a good strip. Squeeze handles to remove stripper from cable and then remove waste
material from strip to expose the cable. Note: Refer to
product package for complete instructions.
Your completed strip should look like this:
Step 1
Cut the coaxial cable to the proper length needed for
your application. Note: Diagonals or side-cutters will
deform the cable and may affect the performance.
However, if your coaxial cable has a center conductor
made of steel, it is recommended you use a
diagonal cutter.
A proper 3-step strip must be completed in order to
install a BNC connector. Use an IDEAL Coax Stripper
(45-520) to perform this strip. Note: You must set the
stripper for your coaxial cable size or type.
Step 1
Insert coaxial cable into the stripper properly leaving 1"
of exposed cable.
Security systems that use RG-59 75 ohm cable and BNC
connectors can be terminated with two kinds of BNC connectors:
• 3-piece crimp-on style with a center pin (IDEAL 85-514)
• 1-piece twist-on style that requires no crimping
(IDEAL 85-480)
Note: The crimp-on style is recommended for better quality
connections and higher pullout strength. Follow the same
procedure for installation on RG-58 cable.
Step 1
Use an IDEAL Center Conductor Cutter (35-060)
to cut center conductor to 3/16" past the end of the
exposed dielectric.
Step 5
Slide ferrule up to cover braiding and crimp connection in
the proper hole in the die. Note: Visually inspect the
connection; make sure no braiding is exposed and the
BNC connector is firmly attached to the cable.
Step 2
Use the IDEAL Crimpmaster™ Crimp Tool (30-503) with
Ideal RG 58/59 Crimping Die™ (30-581) to install
center pin onto the center conductor using the proper
hole in the die of the crimper. Note: Make sure to match
the size of the center pin to the size of the center
conductor on the cable.
Testing of coaxial cable usually requires checking for
“opens” or “shorts” in the cable. Use IDEAL Coax Tester
(62-204) to check for opens and shorts in single runs of
coaxial cable terminated with BNC connectors.
Step 3
Install the ferrule onto cable and slide it out of your way.
Step 1
Install Coax Tester onto one end of a cable run.
Step 2
Install terminator supplied with tester onto the opposite
end of cable to be tested.
Step 4
Step 3
Prior to installing the connector onto the cable, grasp cable
and rotate dielectric clockwise several times to “fan” out
braiding from the dielectric so that the barrel of the connector
slides under it.
Push cable and center pin assembly into the body of the BNC
connector. Make sure braiding is on the outside of the knurled
finish of the connector body.
Push the “Test” button. Tester will indicate if the cable is
“good”, “shorted” or “open”.
Note: Refer to instructions with tester for a complete
instruction guide or call IDEAL Customer Service at