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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
 
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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 This is because they were originally made from dark brown brittle plastic.
 

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 :)
 

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'.
 

davenn

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Locally in Norway we call them 'sugar cubes'.

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
 
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