From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: wire joining practice..
References: <3D84792C.15312F03@prontoREMOVETHISmail.com> <3D8D92CD.856FC4B7@prontoREMOVETHISmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 00:43:06 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 17:43:06 PDT
Bob Wilson wrote:
> In article <3D8D92CD.856FC4B7@prontoREMOVETHISmail.com>,
> JerC@prontoREMOVETHISmail.com says...
> >By the way, what methods are used to make splices outside North America?
> >Here wire-to-wire connections are made with wire nuts. You hold two wires
> >together, and you slip on a special lid thing and twist it on. That's it.
> >doubt you'll see many crimp on terminals or crimp on splices here. What
> >happened to spade terminals and such here?
> Spade terminals are still found everwhere in North America. Elsewhere, the
> world had moved on past this. Cinch-Jones or Buchanan type terminal blocks
> (AKA "Barrier Strips") are OK here, but would be illegal when used
> most anywhere else, since they really belong to the 1920s and 30s
> "technology". The rest of the world has moved on to safer and more robust
> wire compression terminals such as Phoenix, Wiedmueller, Wego and many
> others produce. Wire nuts are similarly rather primitive connections and are
> mainly only used in North America.
Right on. Now excuse me while I go outside and howl at the moon.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org