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Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series
Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series
Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series K-50 Kit
Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series K-5300N Kit
Contact Retention Pull Tester - RTCRT ™ Series
Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series

Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series

RUSSTECH’s unique RTCRT ™ contact retention tools are used to test the assembly status of crimp-type removable contacts in a broad range of connector types. Each tool features a double ended test probe that can test both pin and socket contacts. A patented, preset release mechanism leaves contacts unharmed yet forces them out of the connector if they are not properly inserted. This mechanism is factory set with precision test force and is not user adjustable.

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In operation, the RTCRT tester quickly pre-loads the contact with the test force and then releases if the contact is properly seated. The RTCRT is held in alignment with the connector, with the probe touching the contact to be tested.  The tool is then pushed towards the connector.  If the contact is properly assembled and locked in, the tool gives an audible and physical “click” when the preset load pressure is reached.  Immediately following, the wing stop on the face of the tool bottoms out on the rim of the connector shell and leaves the contact unharmed and intact.  If the contact latching clip is faulty or the contact was not inserted properly, the tool will automatically bottom out on the connector shell and at the same time, force the contact partially out of the connector, giving the user a good visual indication of the faulty contact.  During this cycle, no “click” will be felt or heard as the pre-load has not been reached.

A unique safety feature of the RTCRT tool is the “wing Stop” located at the front of the tool. In addition to aiding in tool alignment, our “Wing Stop” prevents any additional tool travel after the contact has been tested. This feature also allows us to control the probe length / wing stop relationship, so should you find an unseated contact, the RTCRT test probe will push it back as far as the interfacial seal and the wing stop will prevent the test probe from entering the contact cavity.

Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series K-50 Kit

Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series K-50 Kit

RUSSTECH’s unique RTCRT ™ contact retention tools are used to test the assembly status of crimp-type removable contacts in a broad range of connector types. Each tool features a double ended test probe that can test both pin and socket contacts. A patented, preset release mechanism leaves contacts unharmed yet forces them out of the connector if they are not properly inserted. This mechanism is factory set with precision test force and is not user adjustable.

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The K-50 Kit includes three RTCRT tool handles each color coded and set at specific test settings for #16, #20 & #22 gauge contacts in most Mil-Spec Connectors including rack and panel style.  7 assorted probes are included with the tools in a fitted case with application data and user instructions.

Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series K-5300N Kit

Contact Retention Test Tooling - RTCRT ™ Series K-5300N Kit

RUSSTECH’s unique RTCRT ™ contact retention tools are used to test the assembly status of crimp-type removable contacts in a broad range of connector types. Each tool features a double ended test probe that can test both pin and socket contacts. A patented, preset release mechanism leaves contacts unharmed yet forces them out of the connector if they are not properly inserted. This mechanism is factory set with precision test force and is not user adjustable.

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Our most versatile kit of all, the K-5300N comes with 4 different test tools and a number of different probes and conforms to the requirement of the NASA -STD-8739.4 (13.8/2) standard for contact retention testing. The kit includes four RTCRT tool handles each color coded and set at a specific test setting for #12, #16, #20, & #22 gauge contacts. In addition, 13 assorted probes are included with the tools in a fitted case with application data and user instructions.

Contact Retention Pull Tester - RTCRT ™ Series

Contact Retention Pull Tester - RTCRT ™ Series

The RUSSTECH Module Block Retention Test Tools (RTCRT-100, -200 and -300 and -100 Model E, -200 Model E) are specifically designed to check contact retention of rear release contacts in module block receptacles.  In the Interconnection environment, often it is required to operate within tight space or access constraints.  The RTCRT series of tolls have proven to be very useful in these conditions.  These tools have many varied uses and may be applicable where other methods of retention testing has been unsuccessful.

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RTCRT-200e is our latest in our pull test tool line-up. It’s ergonomic design helps this tool efficiently preform contact retention testing by pulling on the wire. The wire grip is designed to firmly grip the wire without damaging the insulation and is user adjustable for maximum control. Designed for applications when it is impractical to push on the contacts as in the case of testing module blocks or when access to the front of the connector is restricted. The RTCRT-200e uses the same proven mechanism as our other retention testers for years of reliable service. Standard test force is 5 to 7 lb. Custom settings available.

Part Number Pressure Setting
RTCRT-100 3.0 lbs. – 5.0 lbs.
RTCRT-100-1.0 .75 lbs. – 1.25 lbs.
RTCRT-100-3.0 2.5 lbs. – 3.5 lbs.
RTCRT-200 5.0 lbs. – 7.0 lbs
RTCRT-300-3.0 2.5 lbs. – 3.5 lbs.