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i have a set of nxt speakers with spring terminals. can any 1 recommend a way to terminate cable into them as i dont fancy bare wire? some people in the store suggested spade connectors, if i could use these can some one recommend some good ones.
Spring terminals work best with bare wire - the contact area is bigger, because the wires get squashed by the spring blade. If you want to stop the strands of wire separating, tin the very end of the wire with solder, but leave the rest as bare wire.
or even better use automotive type cable spade crimps (available cheaply in several sizes) of the correct size to fit right into the springclip socket - you'll need the right crimp tool or to get the guy in the shop to do the crimping for you (only a few quid either way) - you can also heatshrink around the ends of these (or buy uninsulated ones and heatshrink right over them) to protect from corrosion - the reason that bare wires can be a problem in the first place