INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FIBER OPTIC CABLE TO MINI-DNP MALE SIMPLEX PLUG MINATRONICS PART NUMBER 100
Tests have shown that the new MINI-DNP connectors are not only more reliable than the old style connectors, but they are much easier to install and use and particularly the female connectors will last far longer. There are no long ears to break off which was a major problem with the old style Duplex Female Bushing - the Quad unit.
Factory made Fiber Optic Cables with the MINI-DNP Simplex Plugs already attached are available in approximately one foot, three foot, and 25 foot lengths for those who do not wish to install the plugs themselves.
The factory uses a specially made cutting and heating hot plate that costs approximately $1000.00. However, there is a relatively simple and inexpensive method which is explained below that provides a quick way to accomplish a near perfect male plug attachment that is almost impossible to tell the difference between it and the factory made attachments.
What is needed is a glass top electric stove or a smooth top Electric Griddle such as the GE Item Stock Number 106733, or West Bend 12 inch Electric Skillet Item number 72192, or an inexpensive electric clothes iron such as a Sunbeam model 3980, all of which are sold at Wal-Mart. Any other Electric Skillet or Electric Griddle will work if it has a temperature control and a very smooth heating surface. It is also helpful to have a good pair of cable stripping tools such as the GB GS-70 that is sold at Home Depot. This tool not only has the wire gage size marked for accurate stripping, but has a double curved wire cutting surface that makes an excellent cut of the Fiber Optic Cable without crushing it.
NOTE: If the Simplex Plug does not hold firmly when inserted into the Simplex Female Bushing, chances are that you tried to melt down too much of the clear plastic Fiber Optic Cable and have a rounded rivet, or you have held the male Simplex Plug too long on the hot plate and have melted some of the black plastic casing.
For assistance please call Minatronics Corporation at 412-488-6435 or email us.
MINI-DNP CONNECTORS, FIBER CABLE, AND THE ORIGINAL LIGHTGARD UNITS AS WELL AS THE NEW LIGHTGARD II UNITS CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE. PLEASE VISIT WORLDSECURITYCONTROLS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LIGHTGARD APPLICATION THAT YOU DESIRE.