Under normal conditions, elbow probes and bushing inserts should last as long as elbows. However, there are a few signs that indicate when the probe and/or bushing insert should be replaced.
Nothing can be more aggravating when installing elbows, than the probe not wanting to screw into the connector properly. When elbow probes do not screw into the connector properly during installation, it is usually more of an alignment issue than a thread issue.
Topics: Cable Accessories
- Ensure cutback dimensions are accurate and all cuts are square.
- Do not nick or cut the shield, insulation or conductor when preparing the cable. This can lead to over-heating and dielectric failure.
- Terminate the metallic shield as close to the separable connector as possible. Do not expose more of the semi-con than is recommended.