Quick Connect Contacts

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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One of the spring-loaded terminal blocks from Phoenix maybe?

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Fastons work pretty well.

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The things on the board are ZIERICK 1021.

John

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Thanks, but I can't get this link to work. They say the site is down for maintenance. Maybe they don't allow access from the US?

Rick

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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

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958-ND/763619 or
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google for something like "screwless terminal block"

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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.

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George Herold

Oh. We use some terminal blocks that you just stick a wire into

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You push on the orange things to open up the spring clamp doobies inside.

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Screwless?

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Martin Riddle

Fhanestock clips?

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Michael A. Terrell

A pair of alligator clips mounted to the frontpanel?

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Assuming safety isn't an issue...

Use steel contacts (plated if you like) and a couple of small magnets to clamp the wires - maybe the small 'notice board' types with a plastic handle.

Or use plated PCB pads with magnets fixed underneath, and that way your opposite polarity free magnets will centralise nicely on top.

Or tension springs which you bend sideways to open a gap to clamp the wire.

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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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maybe the small springs used in the old Radio Shack 50-in-1 project toys? ex. here:

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you bend the spring over and slide the wire in from the side, release and the spring holds it

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Naturally, and obviously hoo-boy...

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Those look remarkably similar to these

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"Push Posts" Series 29 from Grayhill

Another alternative to that

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The common term they use is "Binding Post"

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