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Wiring Multi-strand cables to screw terminals

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by diddyg, May 23, 2005.

  1. diddyg

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    Very basic question coming up so prepare yourselves!

    I am now the proud owner of some un-terminated multistrand speaker cable which I am going to hook up to my speakers that have standard screw terminals. I am going to have to strip back the cable and twist the end of the wires to wrap around the speaker terminals but I am wondering whether this is really the best idea or not! The strands are not that thick so is there something clever I should be doing or am I being paranoid?

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  2. Nick_UK

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    Well the ideal solution would be to "tin" the ends of the wires (after twisting them together) with a soldering iron & solder. If you haven't got a soldering iron, then just twist the wires as tightly together as you can without straining them.
     
  3. diddyg

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    Thanks Nick.

    I don't have a soldering iron so I will try the twisting solution and if it doesn't sound to good I will strip it back again and solder.

    Cheers,

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