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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Abstract Dissonance, Feb 5, 2006.

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  1. I need to get those connectors used in a bench supply... I'm not sure what
    there called but I think it has something to do with a bannana ;) Radio
    shack wants about 3$ for 2 connectors and another 3$ for 2 jacks... since I
    need about 8 pairs each thats about 2*8*3 = 48$ just for the damn
    connectors... knowing that radio shack runs anywhere from 100% to 1000%
    overpriced surely there is a better place to get these...(I recently brought
    a varistor there for 3$ that I found online for .7$...) I can't find them on
    mouser, all electronics, or jamco.


    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  2. Dan Hollands

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    They are called banana plugs - check out
    http://www.hosfelt.com/en-us/dept_382.html - I just took a quick look but
    looks much cheaper.

    Dan


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  3. Dan Hollands

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    Try www.digikey.com search for banana plug - they have 18 pages of various
    styles

    Dan


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  4. Guest

    I have some Bananna Jacks for sale, Red or Black at $0.25 each, Plus
    Postage.
    Sorry no Plugs, or none that I want to sell.

    http://www3.telus.net/chemelec/Parts/Parts.htm

    Look under "Misc".
    It only shows Red ones but I do have some black also.
     
  5. Look for Banana Plugs (they go on the cables). You can also get
    Banana Jacks to mount on a panel, but you are more likely looking for
    Binding Posts, which will accept banana plugs or bare wire, and have a
    plastic nut to clamp down on the wire. Digikey shows binding posts on
    the same page as banana plugs.


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  6. I can't imagine paying $3-4 for a screw with a plastic cap on the top of
    it(which is what it seems to boil down to) ;/ I guess I'll have to rig
    something up or look for something that will substitute for it else I'll be
    paying about 50$-100$ just for connectors when the all the electronics only
    cost about 15$... doesn't make much sense.

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  7. http://www.futurlec.com/Banana-Posts.shtml

    looks like digitech sucks ass? looks like its just another radio shack to
    me? am I missing something? Are those post here

    http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Filter

    made of gold or something?

    Jon
     
  8. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Also called 4mm plug / socket. They aren't expensive from the right sources.

    Graham
     
  9. DaveM

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    Look at these sources. I think you'll be much happier with the prices...

    http://www.mpja.com/basicsearch.asp?search=Banana+&Go.x=7&Go.y=12
    http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi
    http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/st...chType=k&searchValue=banana&categoryId=604085
    http://www.oselectronics.com/ose_p111.htm
    http://www.mcminone.com/search.asp?keyword=Banana+&btnSubmit.x=12&btnSubmit.y=7

    Cheers!!!!!
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