[volt-nuts] Source for spade lugs?

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Sat Sep 4 21:48:49 UTC 2010

Pomona or Keithley. Pomona sells very high grade ones, but they are
expensive. Keithley sold bare Cu lugs for low-thermal connections.

I'd start there.

Another option would be an electrical supply house, then chemically strip
the plating.



> 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?
> Thanks.
> Randy.
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