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I got some connector strip from the local hardware shop this morning... it's the smallest they had, but much to my chagrin even when screwed down tight, the screw doesn't reach the bottom and the gap's too big for the wire I was planning to use.

Years ago, I remember some "up-market" connector strip for small wires (telecomms use, iirc) where there was a tiny metal plate that the screw pressed on- the wire went under that. Iirc, the base of the fitting was flat too, so the wire was always nicely gripped between two flat surfaces. Anybody know it that's still around?- and if so what's it called?


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The picture is a little hazy, but you might use this as a starting point.....

http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Molex/39530-0012/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsDddcp1dBDJEj0EpNwHrnJTAdfmRlh8Qw%3d
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I know the kind of thing you're after, but I haven't seen it in anything other than PCB / plugin modules:

You might have to resort to old fashioned top-mounting style ones:
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Thanks guys...

What I did was to strip double the length, fold it back and thicken it with solder into a "pin" which was then big enough to get gripped. Bit of a palaver...
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You often see the wires crimped into a metal sleeve before being inserted into the connector block.  Makes for a better connection, and is similar to your solder method but easier for a machine to do.
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Thanks guys...

What I did was to strip double the length, fold it back and thicken it with solder into a "pin" which was then big enough to get gripped. Bit of a palaver...


This is also a great way to 'double' your money!  Fold it in half, and stick it back in to your wallet. smiley-lol
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@ Jim..   Don't solder the ends... just double them over. The solder will make the wire break where the wire leaves the solder If there is a lot of vibration or movement. If not then get rid of the solder...

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