[TCML] RE: Terry filter - are banana plugs okay?
Gary.Lau at hp.com
Tue Apr 8 09:18:42 MDT 2008
It really doesn't matter what kind of connector you use, as the current here is modest. The low-ish voltage rating of banana plugs only applies if you try to mount the jacks on a grounded sheet metal chassis. If the jacks are spaced far enough away from anything conductive, you can use any voltage.
I personally prefer Fast-on connectors, as they're more compact and versatile mounting-wise. Not good if they need to be frequently unmated. See my Terry filter at http://www.laushaus.com/tesla/protection.htm
Regards, Gary Lau
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> From: tesla-bounces at pupman.com [mailto:tesla-bounces at pupman.com] On
> Behalf Of Ryckmans, Thomas
> Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 7:51 AM
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> Subject: [TCML] Terry filter - are banana plugs okay?
> Are banana plugs okay to connect the NST to the terry filter, and the
> primary to the NST? I have seen several designs e.g.
> using banana plugs. Are these strong enough? Specs usually indicate
> relativelty low voltage
> I'd like to be able to disconnect all components quickly, and banana
> plugs look good in that respect.
> However, this terry filter looks really good -very elegant.
> many thanks!
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