connecting wires

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by jarwulf, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. jarwulf

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    Hi any good way to connect these types of audio wires? I've tried electrical tape and 16/14 gauge quick disconnects but they don't seem to work too well. I preferably don't want to destroy the spade connectors.

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  2. Metalmann

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    Can you show where these 3 wires connect?

    Spades are pretty cheap.
     
  3. KJ6EAD

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    Generally, fork spade terminals like that are clamped under a screw head in a screw teminal and tinned wires are soldered to a loop or turret terminal or through a hole on a PCB. Something like this can interface the two:

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  4. sheldons

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    I would solder and sleeve the wires if you havnt got the correct crimp tool
     
  5. inwo

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    This is one of those posts that would seem to the op'er to get a simple answer.

    Really I have no idea if these wires are being connected together:
    Or need to be terminated with different method, to connect to an unseen device.
    Or if a terminal/barrier strip is needed.
    Permanent/ temporary?
    Power audio?

    Agree with keeping what's there. Even though I have crimp tools, Factory connectors are clean.
     
  6. jarwulf

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    These fork wires are from an old phone mic. The straight wires shown terminate in a 3.5mm audio prong. I'm going to connect them together and plug the 3.5 prong to a jack on a circuit board. I've tried with electrical tape and the mic doesn't seem to be working so far so maybe the connections are bad.
     
  7. inwo

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    This would work nicely.................
     
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