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jdawg90
09-18-2013, 11:17 PM
I want to do a bolt terminal setup on my box (bolt going through mdf, with ring terminals on each side). Are zinc coated bolts you get in the buckets at lowes sufficiently conductive?

chefzane
09-18-2013, 11:28 PM
For the same price as good bolts you can buy proper binding posts on eBay that are way more conductive and made of brass

It would be a waste to do this to improve voltage transfer and then put a restriction on it by using subpar materials, I can post a link if needed and they are at ur door in 3-4 days cuz its a us seller

Plus the binding posts step up the appearance alot

The ones I just bought and currently use can fit 8 gauge wire which is plenty as ur terminals or leads on ur sub's are the same or smaller

jdawg90
09-18-2013, 11:34 PM
For the same price as good bolts you can buy proper binding posts on eBay that are way more conductive and made of brass

It would be a waste to do this to improve voltage transfer and then put a restriction on it by using subpar materials, I can post a link if needed and they are at ur door in 3-4 days cuz its a us seller

Plus the binding posts step up the appearance alot

The ones I just bought and currently use can fit 8 gauge wire which is plenty as ur terminals or leads on ur sub's are the same or smaller

Link?

I'm wiring 2 dvc subs all in parallel. What's the best way to wire all 4 voice coils into two (or preferably one) wire? I

chefzane
09-18-2013, 11:57 PM
New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Amp-PCB-Type-Binding-Post-Banana-Jack-24K-025021-USA-Best-Quality-Deal-4pcs-/181112386188?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a2b23b28c)

I used all four studs, one pos stud goes to sub one pos terminals, the other pos stud goes to sub two pos terminals, same as neg one stud per sub
I used 8 gauge wire from each terminal on the sub to the stud, so on each of the four studs inside the box you have 2 ring terminals, on the outside you have four terminals so with using jumpers you can wire up or down,

Not to clear but do you get it?

chefzane
09-19-2013, 12:06 AM
Pic

myjaja
09-19-2013, 12:28 AM
New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Amp-PCB-Type-Binding-Post-Banana-Jack-24K-025021-USA-Best-Quality-Deal-4pcs-/181112386188?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a2b23b28c)

I used all four studs, one pos stud goes to sub one pos terminals, the other pos stud goes to sub two pos terminals, same as neg one stud per sub
I used 8 gauge wire from each terminal on the sub to the stud, so on each of the four studs inside the box you have 2 ring terminals, on the outside you have four terminals so with using jumpers you can wire up or down,

Not to clear but do you get it?

I was actually looking for bolts as well. Is this a complete 4pc set? Like 2 complete positives and 2 complete negatives?

myjaja
09-19-2013, 12:29 AM
New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Amp-PCB-Type-Binding-Post-Banana-Jack-24K-025021-USA-Best-Quality-Deal-4pcs-/181112386188?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a2b23b28c)

I used all four studs, one pos stud goes to sub one pos terminals, the other pos stud goes to sub two pos terminals, same as neg one stud per sub
I used 8 gauge wire from each terminal on the sub to the stud, so on each of the four studs inside the box you have 2 ring terminals, on the outside you have four terminals so with using jumpers you can wire up or down,

Not to clear but do you get it?

I was actually looking for bolts as well. Is this a complete 4pc set? Like 2 complete positives and 2 complete negatives?

chefzane
09-19-2013, 01:03 AM
I was actually looking for bolts as well. Is this a complete 4pc set? Like 2 complete positives and 2 complete negatives?

Yes it is two pos and two neg complete I love them you can connect bare wire or ring terminals or banana plug/bullet connectors to the outside and ring terminals on the inside

chefzane
09-19-2013, 01:03 AM
My tablet keeps double posting tonight

phemps
09-19-2013, 01:39 AM
I tried some zinc ones, they have more resistance than i really prefer to have. So i would say go for the binding posts or get stainless steel

chefzane
09-19-2013, 01:50 AM
Yes can't beat the price of the posts, for just having to wait for a couple days

myjaja
09-19-2013, 01:55 AM
Yes it is two pos and two neg complete I love them you can connect bare wire or ring terminals or banana plug/bullet connectors to the outside and ring terminals on the inside

Awesome thanks! I purchased some from that link. It says ill get them monday. :)

mlstrass
09-19-2013, 03:03 AM
I've been using zinc or SS 1/4-20 bolts for years. Have never seen ANY more resistance at the amp or terminals....

phemps
09-19-2013, 03:12 AM
I've been using zinc or SS 1/4-20 bolts for years. Have never seen ANY more resistance at the amp or terminals....

hmm i measured a couple tenths across zinc, definitely not negligible

phemps
09-19-2013, 03:12 AM
I've been using zinc or SS 1/4-20 bolts for years. Have never seen ANY more resistance at the amp or terminals....

hmm i measured a couple tenths across zinc, definitely not negligible

mlstrass
09-19-2013, 03:34 AM
maybe you had some crappy ones as I've always measured zero...

chefzane
09-19-2013, 10:34 AM
maybe you had some crappy ones as I've always measured zero...

Which in itself says something, everything has resistance, as far as steel goes regular high carbon steel is better than stainless.

Qualitatively, steel is kind of an average conductor. Like any metal, it is much better than glass or wood, for example. But metals such as copper and silver are many times more conductive than steel.

mlstrass
09-20-2013, 04:06 AM
whatever I measure at the sub is what I get at the terminals outside the box...

myjaja
09-23-2013, 01:02 AM
New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Amp-PCB-Type-Binding-Post-Banana-Jack-24K-025021-USA-Best-Quality-Deal-4pcs-/181112386188?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item2a2b23b28c)

I used all four studs, one pos stud goes to sub one pos terminals, the other pos stud goes to sub two pos terminals, same as neg one stud per sub
I used 8 gauge wire from each terminal on the sub to the stud, so on each of the four studs inside the box you have 2 ring terminals, on the outside you have four terminals so with using jumpers you can wire up or down,

Not to clear but do you get it?

Well this is lame, I purchased the ones from that link and this is what came in.

http://i43.tinypic.com/bgcoxu.jpg

chefzane
09-23-2013, 09:24 AM
Sounds to me like you ordered wrong part or they sent the wrong part just contact them