I recently got 2 ADC Telecom 96 pt bantam bays (model PPB3-14MKIISN)...they have a punchblock on the back. my ? is if i should be tinning the ends before i put them in the punch, i don't think i should be but i'm not sure. anyone know?
Nope, part of the cool thing with a punch block is that when you punch it in it strips the cable to make the connection. Make sure you use tons of strain relief to support the cable otherwise you'll have tons of problems.
wait, so all i need to do is strip the jacket and when i punch the cable down, it does the stripping of both the positive and negative wires? that's crazy!
i was gonna ask how much to strip off for punching it in, b/c i was removing about 1/2" of the plastic around both the positive & negative and when i'd punch it it, they'd usually break...any thoughts? i'm using 22 gauge wire, is that too thin maybe?
I noticed a prior thread where you indicated you were using Belding 1266a wire for connections to an ADC patchbay. What is your impression of this wire after having significant time pushing your mixes through it?