Speaker Terminal - 4 Spring

You may recognize these as the connectors that are commonly used for home stereo speakers. They happen to make good spring terminals for most applications! There are 4 separate terminals in all with two mounting holes for panel mounting.

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Connector Basics

January 18, 2013

Connectors are a major source of confusion for people just beginning electronics. The number of different options, terms, and names of connectors can make selecting one, or finding the one you need, daunting. This article will help you get a jump on the world of connectors.

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  • ctmorrison / about 6 years ago / 1

    Can anyone offer what gauge wires work well with this product? I'm particularly interested in knowing if 18-24 gauge will hold securely. Thanks!

  • Ichbinjoe / about 12 years ago / 3

    Documentation? Dimentions? Anyone?

    • RyanOHoro / about 11 years ago * / 2

      Part size is approximately w2-5/8" x h13/16", 1/4" solder lug length, 1" overall depth. Solder lugs are on 1/2" centers. There is a product image with a dimension ruler for further details.

  • keyserkid131 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Datasheet perhaps: http://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/GC%20Electronics%20PDFs/33-1404_Dwg.pdf

  • RyanOHoro / about 11 years ago * / 1

    This part suffers from a QC issue on the tab hinges where the tab plastic is not even. This causes the tab to open slightly sideways. I ordered 66 of these anticipating some QC issues. One of the other commenters mentioned a missing spring, but my parts all had 4 springs. The casing on some parts needed a small razor trim.

    Needing 64, of the 66 I received, 5 had 1 tab with this QC issue. I managed to salvage the parts by cannibalizing from the spares, but beware the issue when ordering. It is possible to trim the extra round protrusion to get even hinging.

    The parts function well enough for the price, looks good. Similar items else where can cost over $2.

  • ggnore / about 12 years ago / 1

    When I received this terminal in the mail, one of the spring connectors was missing. Is there anyway that I can get another one?

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  • Member #141114 / about 12 years ago / 1

    Whats the current rating?

    • Nikarus / about 11 years ago / 1

      I can't say for certain, But I've run ~30A through one before and it didn't burst into flames. (note I ran it through the 2 end plugs cause I was worried). They're really not intended for current applications though. More for quick connect/disconnects for sensors and whatnot

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