Posts : 573 Join date : 2014-01-23 Location : Lincolnshire UK
Subject: Re: Easy terminals. Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:39 am
These are similar and available from the UK.
I have some of these Barrie and they seem to be quite a strong spring, but not used of yet on a job, corrosion may be a problem over time. I do prefer soldered joints, especially where water is involved.
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Subject: Re: Easy terminals. Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:02 am
A good suggesting Damien, although I still prefer the chock block versions with a screw, less risk of loose wiring. Although no matter what fixing is used wiring is always a pain in the Whoopsie Daisies when something's loose!
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Subject: Re: Easy terminals. Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:29 am
The wires would need soldering first as the spring tension wound cut bare wires.
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Subject: Re: Easy terminals. Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:14 am
Like the screw-type choc blocks these are designed to be used with single strand (solid) copper cable, not multi-strand wire of the sort we use in models. The problems with a screw on multi-strand is that you may only get contact of a few strands due to the small area of the tip of the screw; or that over-tightening will cut through many of the strands, or that a stray strand (or hair) will stick out of the block and short against something else. My own take is to run a single unbroken wire from one contact point to to the next, thus avoiding the need for in-line connector blocks. I also twist and tin multi-strand cable if it's to go into a screw connector. Note that the "rising clamp" type of PCB-mounted connector uses the screw to clamp a flat metal plate against the cable, so the potential for damage is much less. DM