[TowerTalk] Andrew Hardline Connector Tool Problem

Zivney, Terry 00tlzivney at bsu.edu
Wed May 9 15:19:51 EDT 2018

I have Commscope Andrew AVA5-50 7/8 inch hardline.
I purchased the matching Andrew EZfit 78EZNF connectors.

The problem is the tool. I purchased the low-cost Andrew
MCPT-78 tool which several  vendors indicate as the EZFIT
tool for AVA5-50 cable. But, the instruction sheet with the
tool does not list EZFIT connectors. A call to Commscope
says that is the wrong tool. The recommended tools
are much more expensive than the connectors.

Plus, the data sheet included  with the new connectors
shows that the prepped end of the cable is different
depending upon which one of the "recommended" tools
is used: flared vs flat end and cored vs flat end.

Does anyone have experience with using the MCPT tool
with EZFIT connectors?

No videos found on youtube on this combination.

Terry N4TZ

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