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wire grommets

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by ship, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. ship

    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    Used to be on the really old Union brand stage pin plugs or in other old gear, once in a while you would instead of a ring or flag terminal have a sort of washer or brass grommet that folded over the wire formed into a circle.

    This would allow the screw to turn on the wire wrapping around the terminal without touching the strands.

    By grommet, I mean kind of a shape of a rubber grommet that forms a sort of C-channel in round shape which the wire goes into about the hole.

    I also remember them folding over to encase the wire.


    Kills me that I remember seeing them about a year ago from source and taking note of it. Spent over an hour searching McMaster, Grainger, Allied and Newerk with no results.

    What are they called and who makes them?
     
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    ship Senior Team Emeritus Premium Member

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    nope, it's a sort of copper surround for stranded fixture wire which a screw terminal screws into.

    Kind of like a donut. The wire fits inside it and is incased as if a ferrule by the round ring.
     
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    ah yes. still learning. thanks for the clarification.
     

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