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Old 14th April 2009, 00:12   #31
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almost the same but used the wrong word to describe.would have googled it.

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almost the same but used the wrong word to describe.would have googled it.

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I did not get you here. What are you saying ?
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I did not get you here. What are you saying ?
i used the wrong word coated.
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I am doubtful whether the word "resistant" really means anything at all (generally speaking, nothing specific to cables)
It does from the point of view that:

1. There is a jacket
2. The jacket is impervious to outside air
3. Jacket is flexible and will serve for the application without developing cracks or faults over a period of time, which could thus allow air and/ or moisture in and cause the conductor to corrode.

As such, there is no "corrosion-proof" copper, obviously. New element would have to be invented.

It is recommended that further corrosion-resistant precautions be taken when terminating the wire ends to ensure that the wire remains corrosion free for a long time in service.
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It is recommended that further corrosion-resistant precautions be taken when terminating the wire ends to ensure that the wire remains corrosion free for a long time in service.
Like applying solder on bare conductor ends (tinning) and sealing with heat sleeves before making connections, right? I plan to do that for my ICE installation.
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It is recommended that further corrosion-resistant precautions be taken when terminating the wire ends to ensure that the wire remains corrosion free for a long time in service.
How does one ensure that? My AV Receiver has screw type connectors which doesn't allow for any banana plug.

This is my AVR: Yamaha RX-V1400 7-Channel Receiver

Look at the back-side.

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How does one ensure that? My AV Receiver has screw type connectors which doesn't allow for any banana plug.

This is my AVR: Yamaha RX-V1400 7-Channel Receiver

Look at the back-side.

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The banana plug fits in there perfectlySpeaker Wires and RCA for Home Theatre-avr.jpg.
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Been there, tried that. I bought 14 high quality gold plated banana plugs 5 years believing exactly that. It didn't fit, and the shop didn't take it back. Total waste.
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You bought the wrong plugs. Guaranteed. The sizes of the terminals are standardized. Or you're putting it in the wrong hole, lol.

I'll wait for Ajay to come by and make a ripe/unripe banana joke.
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There should be small plastic caps on the speaker terminals where the banana is to be shoved in. Did you remove those?

And do the banana pins you use have some sort of springy mechanism running along their length? If yes, pushing a bit harder could help.

If its still tight, maybe you could use spades. But I dont know where one can buy inexpensive spades.

Do use heat shrink tubing at the joints of the termination and cable jacket.
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Or you're putting it in the wrong hole, lol.
Sam has marked the right hole in green.
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You bought the wrong plugs. Guaranteed. The sizes of the terminals are standardized. Or you're putting it in the wrong hole, lol.
The shop I bought them from had only one size, and that was in Bangalore. I don't suppose I can get the right size locally.
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Or you're putting it in the wrong hole, lol.
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where the banana is to be shoved in. Did you remove those?

some sort of springy mechanism running along their length? If yes, pushing a bit harder could help.
Sorry guys but could not stop myself.
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Sam has marked the right hole in green.
Navin, I am not a total noob when it comes to electronics, I once got a degree in it.

Since I couldn't find the banana plug that fits, I gave up on it, that was 5 years back.

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A question here. Would one require In Wall Speaker wires if the wires are going to be concealed?

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