QUESTION:

What size syringe needle should I use for injecting epoxy into connectors?

 

ANSWER:

Most common connectors are machined to accept buffer tubes of 0.9mm (900um, or 0.036”) diameter.   Thus,  it is recommended to use similar diameter syringe needle for epoxy injection:  a 20 gauge syringe tube is approximately 0.9mm / 0.036” in OD, and is recommended for most common connector types.

(note:  if your particular connector is not designed to accept 900um buffer tubes, you’ll need to discuss proper syringe gauge size with your connector supplier).

 

 

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  Answered by AskFOC Technical Team August 21, 2018

 

 

 

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