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Banana plugs - easy to fit?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by mevetts, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. mevetts

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    Hi,

    Well that's it really! Are banana plugs easy to connect to cable or is it best to get a 'pro' to do it!

    Cheers,

    Mark.
     
  2. NaTT

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    some need soldering so if you can do that no problem
    most just need screwing onto the end of the cable, so if you can strip back the outer casing back to bare wire and turn a screw driver, no problem again.
     
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    and some are crimped. So unless you pay the dosh for the correct crimping tool, then they are impossible to fit!

    As you can see it all depends on the type of banana plugs you buy. On high(er) end kit it will probably be worth getting them proffessionally fitted with silver solder or good crimp joints. The screw fit plugs are ok, but they will work loose and need to be checked from time to time.

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