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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by john hamilton, Aug 16, 2010.

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  1. Guest

    Cockney rhyming slang - septic tank = yank.
  2. Howdy cousin! :cool:

  3. geoff

    geoff Guest

    Septic tank = yank

    duh - colonials
  4. geoff

    geoff Guest

    Hardly cockney, universal ex-pat speak

    or would one prefer ...


    and if you don't know what a merkin is, look it up
  5. Um, the cultural education is nice but what's it got to do
    with electrical connections to a battery holder? Bizarre is
    fun but at least I try to keep my jokes within the subject
    matter being discussed. :cool:

  6. Paul

    Paul Guest

    It was... Radio Shack used to have UK outlets (but seemed to have
    vanished), but the link above was certainly for their US replacement...

    Its a long way to go for a battery holder..
  7. The link was to show what the connectors look like, the connectors
    are available all over the world except perhaps at the yak dealer
    out on the steppes. I have trimmed solder tabs on a number of items
    in order to slip a faston connector on them, it's not rocket surgery.

  8. Tim Streater

    Tim Streater Guest

    I'd have thought both the battery holder and the tabs would be available
    at Maplins - small electronic parts.
  9. Here's the Maplin link to what Brits call Lucar terminals:

    The terminals are the same as what are called Faston (fast on) terminals
    in The U.S. which slip on to a rectangular metal tab. The oval shaped
    solder tabs on the battery holder can be squared off in order to accept
    a Faston/Lucar terminal. Trim the solder tab to look like the end of a
    male Faston/Lucar terminal and you can make a quick connect.

    I hope this makes it clearer and easier to understand the concept.

  10. Smitty Two

    Smitty Two Guest

    No, but it is half-assed. Solder lugs are much thinner than fast-on male
    lugs. You can get the width right, but it doesn't make for a very secure
    or reliable connection since the tab is still too thin.
  11. and too soft.
  12. It's not for a NASA mission! Great dangling donkey dorks man! It's
    for experimentation and playing around! It's not for the next great
    military jet interceptor! DO YOU UNDERSTAND IT'S FOR A TOY! GAWWD!

  13. J Burns

    J Burns Guest

    FastOn is AMP's trade name for push-on terminals. I believe Lucar
    describes them as spade connectors.

    Frederick Lucas started a car company by 1914. It went out of business
    in 1921. It produced the Lucar. Maybe that's the origin if the trade name.
  14. It's not for a NASA mission! Great dangling donkey dorks
    This thread is one of the worst examples I've seen of a simple question
    turning into a hyper-elaborated megillah.

    Several people (myself included) said that the terminals should/must be
    soldered, and if you felt uncomfortable soldering, find someone who can do
    it. That was all that was required, and the exchange should have ended

    I don't blame anyone who contributed for trying to help. It's good to help.

    But other than the desire for social interaction, why is all this necessary?
  15. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Considering that a good solder joint has good mechanical connection
    your method should would work fine, but you should use quick epoxy instead.
    The slow epoxy is best however.

  16. Guest

    So pinch the connector a bit to tighten it up.
  17. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Looks like a lot of people have too much time on their hands.
  18. Paul

    Paul Guest

    And pay three times the value in shipping and taxes
  19. geoff

    geoff Guest

    You (septics) are so fucking stupid that you elected George Bush as
    president ... twice

    As for monarchy - where do all you tourists head for ? buck house to see
    the queen

    .... septics
  20. geoff

    geoff Guest

    Did you not read my post about 10 lines above ?

    I'll type it again without sarcasm or pisstaking

    "Excuse me, but is the OP a Septic or English ?

    If he/she/it is English, it's bugger all use pointing them at Septic
    outlets, is it?"

    Capiche, ragazzo ?
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