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I am hooking up my HT. I bought these banana plugs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U3O566/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

I am confused a bit by the instructions. The back of the packaging looks like it suggests you "flay" the wire over the sides of the teeth (separate the wire in a circle around the teeth, then bend down over the sides) then tighten it? That doesn't seem right.

Should I twist the wire, bend it over as one piece then tighten?
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I am hooking up my HT. I bought these banana plugs (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006U3O566/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

I am confused a bit by the instructions. The back of the packaging looks like it suggests you "flay" (separate the wire in a circle around the teeth, then bend down over the sides) the wire around the teeth then tighten it? That doesn't seem right.

Should I twist the wire, bend it over as one piece then tighten?

 

Yep, that's how it works. Just don't twist the wire. Push it through the hole and then bend the strands over the edge a small amount. Not too much or you won't be able to screw the banana on.


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Won't that just tend to smash all the wire up at the top, or is there a way to make it "clean?"
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Won't that just tend to smash all the wire up at the top, or is there a way to make it "clean?"

 

It will work fine. I have the same plugs. Just bend the strands all around the full circle and screw the banana on. No twisting of the wire. You're getting more contact of the wire that way.


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The point is to get as much metal-on-metal contact as possible. Fan out the wire and bend it over the crimping teeth as shown in the third photo in the amazon link you provided.
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The point is to get as much metal-on-metal contact as possible. Fan out the wire and bend it over the crimping teeth as shown in the third photo in the amazon link you provided.

I don't see any such photo...can you give a direct link?
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Just look at the arrows


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Hmmm, these look an awful lot like a Monster product I own. Clone?

Anyway, I also felt that this was a less than reassuring design, but they work just fine with my stranded 12AWG.
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Hmmm, these look an awful lot like a Monster product I own. Clone?

Anyway, I also felt that this was a less than reassuring design, but they work just fine with my stranded 12AWG.

 

Not exactly but pretty close. The heads have the same threads and can be swapped.


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I don't see any such photo...can you give a direct link?

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Hmmm, these look an awful lot like a Monster product I own. Clone?

Anyway, I also felt that this was a less than reassuring design, but they work just fine with my stranded 12AWG.

I guess that was my thought...last time I ran cable for a HT was 10yrs ago and I soldered 'em all to the plugs, so this just seems unusual.
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I have some of those screw-type banana plugs and, yes, you just fold the strands of wire back over the "inner screw" and splay / spread them out along its circumference, and then screw that "inner screw" into the "outer screw" to secure the wire. It makes for a very solid connection.

That said, I much prefer the double-screw type, similar to this:
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I guess that was my thought...last time I ran cable for a HT was 10yrs ago and I soldered 'em all to the plugs, so this just seems unusual.

Those Sewell plugs are the easiest banana plugs I've ever used. Only takes a few seconds to install. I've used 12ga and 14ga with them. I highly recommend them and much quicker than using the dual set screws.

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