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Offline T4P

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2012, 07:49:54 am »
Be prepared to pay a premium over normal ones for that one though, it's actually audiophile-targeted stuff
 

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2012, 09:47:33 am »
hmm metal outer casing anyone wanna use them? :) its fine for audio cos you plug the things in before turning it on
 

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2012, 02:21:08 pm »
Be prepared to pay a premium over normal ones for that one though, it's actually audiophile-targeted stuff
Well these are made in china and cost about $5 bucks shipped for 4 of them ....



hmm metal outer casing anyone wanna use them? :) its fine for audio cos you plug the things in before turning it on
Sorry I had a blonde moment and for about safety ... If something where to make contact to outside then you have a problem and can possible hurt you which is really unsafe ...
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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2012, 02:32:28 pm »
Here is my build supplies so far...
Oh I know the price are not cheap but it's what I could get cheap ,fast, ,and some what quality and are all shipped with in the US because I don't want to wait for china to ship stuff..

Gear
Alligator clips
http://www.ebay.com/itm/290807714501?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Wire- Silicone 16awg
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261036524558?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Mini hooks
http://www.ebay.com/itm/150946416782?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Banana plugs
http://www.ebay.com/itm/230784692162?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
 

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2012, 02:55:52 pm »
Just a suggestion.  5 feet of each color is only 2 sets of 30" leads. And that stuff is $0.63 per foot campared to the pomona I show on post #14 of this thread at $0.52 per foot.  If you can afford it get the 50 feet each of black and red. You will use it much quicker than you think.

If you plan to make banana jumpers also, those plugs are not stackable and that limits the usefulness. The ones I mentioned in this thread are much cheaper $0.79 each and are stackable. IMO don't get hung up on the gold plating.

Allied has Pomona miniclips in ten packs for 1.97 each. Thats $39.42 for 10 red and 10 black but a little better quality than RS.
Red http://www.alliedelec.com/pomona-electronics-3925-2/70197769/
Black http://www.alliedelec.com/pomona-electronics-3925-0/70197770/

FWIW
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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2012, 07:19:29 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190707574215?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
I like the way the screws stay hidden and they are not expensive (less than $1 a piece). It would be nice to see how they perform. The Solder types might be better to get lower resistance.
 

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2012, 09:38:09 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/190707574215?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
I like the way the screws stay hidden and they are not expensive (less than $1 a piece). It would be nice to see how they perform. The Solder types might be better to get lower resistance.

Be sure they will crimp onto the gauge wire you want to use.  I've received several set of the same looking type of jacks from ebay, and they won't clamp on to an 18 gauge wire.  The screws are too short for the inside diameter of the body of the connector.  I ended up soldering a wire to them on the inside.  Works well enough for the test jigs I was making up that get used infrequently.

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2012, 11:41:30 pm »
Here is my new wire set..


 

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2012, 12:09:05 am »
Test leads, unlike speaker wires in consumer setups, are often plugged in and unplugged. Gold plating will wear much faster than standard nickel plating, especially cheap gold plating. Careful with soldering stranded wire, the solder will wick into the wire, making the end stiff. Wires that flex often tend to break at the transition from flexible to stiff wire, which is why wires are usually crimped in high-reliability/high-vibration environments. These plugs don't appear to provide any strain relief either.
 

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Re: high quality banana plugs / alligator clips / ect.
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2012, 12:56:02 am »


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