Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: how to wire banana plugs? help the mentally challenged

  1. #1
    Senior Member JBLAddict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lower Cali
    Posts
    651

    how to wire banana plugs? help the mentally challenged

    wasn't sure where to put this, but if anyone can explain how to connect the speaker wire to these I'd much appreciate it. I have others where the wire folds over a post and you screw the cap on, but these are all thread.....not sure if I'm supposed to bunch the wire up at the tip of the post, or feed it through to the unscrewable tip, and secure it there somehow?

    feel a bit silly posting this but mister, I gotz to know!!

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
    Performance Series 5.1/1990s L1.L5.L7/L100A
    http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/ac...cuses_tube_amp

  2. #2
    Senior Member SMKSoundPro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Posts
    1,031
    Did you catch the how to pdf file link?

    Link: http://www.monoprice.com/manual/INST...NA%20PLUGS.pdf

    Good luck!

    Scotty.
    One step above: "Two Tin Cans and a String!"
    Longtime Alaskan Low-Fi Guy - E=MC▓ ▒3db

  3. #3
    Senior Member Don Mascali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sarasota, Florida
    Posts
    494
    This was embedded in your link.
    http://www.monoprice.com/manual/INSTALLING SOLDER TYPE BANANA PLUGS.pdf


    I like the dual plug better as the wire hangs down and you can get a good bite on the wire. Very important with 10 gage wire.
    http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=091-334
    4406, 4412A, L100, L100t3 (3 pair), L1, L7, 4645C, 4660A, 4695B, SR4735 and various DIY JBL Pro loaded systems.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Don Mascali's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Sarasota, Florida
    Posts
    494
    Damn Scotty beat me to it.
    4406, 4412A, L100, L100t3 (3 pair), L1, L7, 4645C, 4660A, 4695B, SR4735 and various DIY JBL Pro loaded systems.

  5. #5
    Senior Member rdgrimes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    2,203
    Quote Originally Posted by JBLAddict View Post
    wasn't sure where to put this, but if anyone can explain how to connect the speaker wire to these I'd much appreciate it. I have others where the wire folds over a post and you screw the cap on, but these are all thread.....not sure if I'm supposed to bunch the wire up at the tip of the post, or feed it through to the unscrewable tip, and secure it there somehow?

    feel a bit silly posting this but mister, I gotz to know!!

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
    These are worthless with 16ga wire, and only passable with 14ga. There's a good 1/8" gap inside the tip and unless there's enough wire wadded up inside they can be loose with poor contact. Wrapping the wire back over the screw-in tip is important too, but again with 16ga wire it doesn't grip. I recommend soldering these or getting something different altogether.

  6. #6
    RIP 2021 SEAWOLF97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    in "managed decline"
    Posts
    10,125
    Quote Originally Posted by rdgrimes View Post
    These are worthless with 16ga wire, and only passable with 14ga. .
    only thing worse is the ones in pic 8 of the PDF ...with big holes in the sides and you screw in the endcap...

    the best I've found had the sleeve unscrew over the banana and you can insert up to 10 ga. into the body, then there are 2 opposing screws (staggered abt half inch) to hold it in
    Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles

  7. #7
    Senior Member brutal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Parker, CO
    Posts
    1,060
    I have similar spades from markertek and hate them.


  8. #8
    Senior Member JBLAddict's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lower Cali
    Posts
    651
    thanks a lot guys, I didn't see the tutorial in the link I posted, but I warned you this was help for the mentally challenged

    I did end up wiring them the way the tutorial says, but they give you so little room (~1/16") to fold the wire over the post before they lay on the threads, that you have to trim mil by mil off to get it just right, pretty crappy design, but hey what do you expect for $1.82 per pair "fabrique en Chine"

    I hate to admit it, but I have a similar design from Monster than allow for a good amount of wire to fold over and be crimped in place w/o any thread interference. I noted the type with the screws to hold them in place (90 degree to the plug), but liked the "on axis" version better.
    Performance Series 5.1/1990s L1.L5.L7/L100A
    http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/ac...cuses_tube_amp

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. welded locking banana plugs
    By jblsound in forum Miscellaneous Gear
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-20-2010, 02:53 PM
  2. How do I change out Altec Push Pins to Banana Adapters?
    By lovethatsound in forum Lansing Product Technical Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-08-2008, 03:36 PM
  3. RCA to phone plugs
    By Donald in forum General Audio Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 11-22-2004, 07:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •