[volt-nuts] Source for spade lugs?

Randy Scott scottr9 at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 4 21:38:40 UTC 2010

I'm looking to make some test leads suitable for measuring voltage standards (1 to 10V) and resistance standards (1 - 100k ohm).  My thought was to terminate the ends of the leads with spade lugs suitable for use on standard binding posrs, but I am having trouble locating a source.  I'd prefer copper or gold-plated copper suitable for crimping to 18 to 20 gauge wire.

Most of what I've found has been targeted toward the audiophiles for terminating 8 to 12 gauge (or larger) speaker wire.  I've tried using these before, and crimping them seems to require super-human strength or an industrial-sized crimping tool that I'm not interested in purchasing.

Any pointers?  Or recommendations other than spade lugs?




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