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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Thedarkb, Jan 3, 2014.

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  1. Thedarkb

    Thedarkb

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    I need to know the name of those things you splice wires together with by screwing the wires in at either end, thanks in advance -Thedarkb
    Edit: nvm there called terminal connectors
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2014
  2. duke37

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    They are often called chocolate block connectors here and perhaps there. This is because they were originally made from dark brown brittle plastic.
     
  3. flippineck

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    ahh the old 'bakelite' plastic.. ahh so that's why 'choc blok'

    i thought it was just the shape.. learn something everyday :)
     
  4. gorgon

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    Connector terminal Blocks, Luster Terminal Strip Cable Joint Connectors, there are many different names for these. Locally in Norway we call them 'sugar cubes'.
     
  5. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    LOL thats a good one :)

    In New Zealand, back in the old days, they were always known as chocolate connectors because the only way they were produced were from the brown bakelite

    I cant remember when they started coming out in the translucent white plastic, maybe in the 1970's. They were used in their bazillions when I was in Telecom for connecting phone cables in buildings. Mainly in residential buildings.
    And then again with one of my jobs in Australia in the PA ( Public Address) audio industry, hooking up speaker lines through out buildings.

    cheers
    Dave
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2014
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