strippers. Care must be taken to avoid nicking the
When a cable is terminated in enclosed equipment
conductor while removing the insulation. Do not use
through a nylon stuffing tube, the cable jacket is cut
side, or diagonal, cutters for stripping insulation from
square and allowed to protrude through the grommet
(fig. 2-49, view A).
Thoroughly clean conductor surfaces before
When a connector is used for cable termination,
applying terminals. After baring the conductor end for
the armor is cut back and taped, and the square cut
jacket allowed to protrude through the connector
about one-eighth inch.
The ends of cables terminating in open equipment
are tapered, taped, served with cord, and varnished
CONDUCTOR ENDS.-- Hand wire strippers
(fig. 2-54) are used to strip insulation from the
conductors. Figure 2-55 shows the proper procedure
for stripping conductor ends using the hand wire
Figure 2-54.--Hand wire stripper.
Figure 2-53.--Preparing cable ends.