# Quick Connect Contacts

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#### rickman

Jan 1, 1970
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I am looking for some type of contact to use on a front panel that would
allow the momentary connection of a pair of discrete wires. I looked at
the junction blocks used for speaker wire on stereos, but they are a bit
large. This is on a handheld device.

It has been a number of years since I used anything like this, but I
know I have seen this sort of contact. I just can't remember what they
look like and can't find anything at Digikey or Mouser.

Rick

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#### Rocky

Jan 1, 1970
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I am looking for some type of contact to use on a front panel that would
allow the momentary connection of a pair of discrete wires.  I looked at
the junction blocks used for speaker wire on stereos, but they are a bit
large.  This is on a handheld device.

It has been a number of years since I used anything like this, but I
know I have seen this sort of contact.  I just can't remember what they
look like and can't find anything at Digikey or Mouser.

Rick

For some ideas have a look at http://za.rs-online.com/web/p/terminal-blocks/7124591/

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Jan 1, 1970
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I am looking for some type of contact to use on a front panel that would
allow the momentary connection of a pair of discrete wires. I looked at
the junction blocks used for speaker wire on stereos, but they are a bit
large. This is on a handheld device.

It has been a number of years since I used anything like this, but I
know I have seen this sort of contact. I just can't remember what they
look like and can't find anything at Digikey or Mouser.

Rick

One of the spring-loaded terminal blocks from Phoenix maybe? http://www.phoenixcontact.com/onlin..._P-11-01/d412354d-89a4-4dd8-9b5c-de5af0145c22

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#### rickman

Jan 1, 1970
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Fastons work pretty well.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/53724080/Parts/Fastons.JPG

The things on the board are ZIERICK 1021.

John

That is not quite what I'm looking for. I know this is a bit hard to
describe. I'm looking for some sort of spring loaded device that will
let me connect a wire from a pickup that is not in an instrument. So it
will have a pair of wires hanging from it. The connection is just
momentary for a reading. I suppose we could just have a pair of exposed
pads like nail heads. I thought a spring clip might be better.

Rick

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#### [email protected]

Jan 1, 1970
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That is not quite what I'm looking for.  I know this is a bit hard to
describe.  I'm looking for some sort of spring loaded device that will
let me connect a wire from a pickup that is not in an instrument.  So it
will have a pair of wires hanging from it.  The connection is just
momentary for a reading.  I suppose we could just have a pair of exposed
pads like nail heads.  I thought a spring clip might be better.

Rick

something like this: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1437671-1/A97958-ND/763619
or http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/2420

google for something like "screwless terminal block"

-Lasse

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#### George Herold

Jan 1, 1970
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That is not quite what I'm looking for.  I know this is a bit hard to
describe.  I'm looking for some sort of spring loaded device that will
let me connect a wire from a pickup that is not in an instrument.  So it
will have a pair of wires hanging from it.  The connection is just
momentary for a reading.  I suppose we could just have a pair of exposed
pads like nail heads.  I thought a spring clip might be better.

Rick- Hide quoted text -

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Would one of the 0.75" dual banana jacks be too big? The nice ones
have a screw binding post that you could use to connect wires to.

George H

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#### Martin Riddle

Jan 1, 1970
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I am looking for some type of contact to use on a front panel that would
allow the momentary connection of a pair of discrete wires. I looked at
the junction blocks used for speaker wire on stereos, but they are a bit
large. This is on a handheld device.

It has been a number of years since I used anything like this, but I
know I have seen this sort of contact. I just can't remember what they
look like and can't find anything at Digikey or Mouser.

Rick

Screwless?
<http://www.bing.com/images/search?q...pq=screwless+terminal+block&sc=3-24&sp=-1&sk=>

Cheers

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#### Stef

Jan 1, 1970
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In comp.arch.embedded,
rickman said:
That is not quite what I'm looking for. I know this is a bit hard to
describe. I'm looking for some sort of spring loaded device that will
let me connect a wire from a pickup that is not in an instrument. So it
will have a pair of wires hanging from it. The connection is just
momentary for a reading. I suppose we could just have a pair of exposed
pads like nail heads. I thought a spring clip might be better.

A pair of alligator clips mounted to the frontpanel?

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#### rickman

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm getting an education. I never knew the name for these things
although I still don't know how to pronounce it. They don't quite do
the job though. This will be the front panel of a consumer device and
it will need to look attractive.

The closest thing I have seen are the spring loaded connectors they use
for speaker connections on the rear of stereos. They are pretty close
to what would work, but they are large. This needs something like that
but smaller.

Thanks to everyone making suggestions.

Rick

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#### Jamie

Jan 1, 1970
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rickman said:
I'm getting an education. I never knew the name for these things
although I still don't know how to pronounce it. They don't quite do
the job though. This will be the front panel of a consumer device and
it will need to look attractive.

The closest thing I have seen are the spring loaded connectors they use
for speaker connections on the rear of stereos. They are pretty close
to what would work, but they are large. This needs something like that
but smaller.

Thanks to everyone making suggestions.

Rick
I think you're looking for a momentary push against a pair of wires or
something.. These things can be soldered on a PCB and protude to the
outside.

http://www.servometer.com/products/gold-spring-pcb-contacts/?gclid=CLjgyPKuuLICFcXb4Aod3i0A_Q
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/638310303/AA_electrical_contacts_springs.html

Etc

Jamie

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#### Don Lancaster

Jan 1, 1970
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I'm getting an education. I never knew the name for these things
although I still don't know how to pronounce it. They don't quite do
the job though. This will be the front panel of a consumer device and
it will need to look attractive.

The closest thing I have seen are the spring loaded connectors they use
for speaker connections on the rear of stereos. They are pretty close
to what would work, but they are large. This needs something like that
but smaller.

Thanks to everyone making suggestions.

Rick

Naturally, and obviously hoo-boy...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-Push...073?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564b82e571

We are down to our last 4,754 in stock.
We are proudly using a child labor sweatshop to reprocess these.

If you don't like our price, Pomona has them for $26 each. -- Many thanks, Don Lancaster voice phone: (928)428-4073 Synergetics 3860 West First Street Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552 rss: http://www.tinaja.com/whtnu.xml email: [email protected] Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site at http://www.tinaja.com P #### Paul Jan 1, 1970 0 Naturally, and obviously hoo-boy... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-Push...073?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564b82e571 We are down to our last 4,754 in stock. We are proudly using a child labor sweatshop to reprocess these. If you don't like our price, Pomona has them for$26 each.

Those look remarkably similar to these

http://uk.farnell.com/grayhill/29-100-blk/binding-post-15a/dp/1608651

"Push Posts" Series 29 from Grayhill

Another alternative to that

http://uk.farnell.com/abbatron-hh-smith/2803-102/binding-post-15a-6-32-
stud-red/dp/2150967

The common term they use is "Binding Post"

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#### 1 Lucky Texan

Jan 1, 1970
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Naturally, and obviously hoo-boy...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-Pushbutton-push-to-test-jacks-8-32-HAR...

We are down to our last 4,754 in stock.
We are proudly using a child labor sweatshop to reprocess these.

If you don't like our price, Pomona has them for \$26 each.

--
Many thanks,

Don Lancaster                          voice phone: (928)428-4073
Synergetics   3860 West First Street   Box 809 Thatcher, AZ 85552

Please visit my GURU's LAIR web site athttp://www.tinaja.com

Similar to the above; http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-1142

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