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PostPosted: November 2nd, 2019, 12:25 am 
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Are there banana plugs or speaker spades that can accept 8 gauge wire?


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PostPosted: November 2nd, 2019, 12:31 am 
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Just search on 8 gauge spades and numerous possibilities show up.

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PostPosted: November 3rd, 2019, 9:21 pm 
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What is the size of a speaker spade that can be used on a binding post?


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PostPosted: November 4th, 2019, 5:48 pm 
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Standard spades should work unless you have extra thick binding posts. You need to visually guestimate.

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PostPosted: November 4th, 2019, 5:58 pm 
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These work well even on the large binding posts on Emotiva amps -

https://smile.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Ul ... 92&sr=8-10


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 9:23 am 
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Whether or not I use banana plugs or speaker spades, crimp-on or clamp-on, I need some for 8 gauge. Most I see are for 10 gauge or will not fit around a binding post.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 10:20 am 
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Here are 8 gauge lugs. Why not use 10 gauge wire? How long a run do you have?

https://www.audiovisualsolutionsgroup.c ... sp-2w.html


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 10:21 am 
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Note if you use crimp on connectors you should still solder them instead of crimping.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 10:36 am 
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If you have the proper crimper, crimping is a much better solution than soldering. I worked at Colortran where we did lighting for large TV and motion picture studios. We had power feeds with wire sizes up to 500mcm (handling 400 amps) and always crimped. Crimping makes a better longer lasting connection but you must have the proper tools. A major problem with soldering wire ends that will go into screw terminals is the the solder is softer than the copper. After a while the soft solder allows the copper to re-orient itself in the connector and they become loose.


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PostPosted: November 5th, 2019, 10:50 am 
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I used 8 awg wire lugs and just cut out the top of the ring to make a spade. Just screw down the wire in the terminal. Just make sure to retighten it multliple times from cold flow. Lowes or electrical stores stock them.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blackburn-2-Co ... gs/4582297


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