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    Bolt terminals

    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?







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    Re: Bolt terminals

    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



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    Quote Originally Posted by chefzane View Post
    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




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    New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay

    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?



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    Re: Bolt terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by chefzane View Post
    New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay

    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?



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    Quote Originally Posted by chefzane View Post
    New Amp PCB Type Binding Post Banana Jack 24K 025021 USA Best Quality Deal 4pcs | eBay

    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?



    Refs: sbcaprice305, mattmcss, systembumping, LeofromtheH, audiobahnuser18, stishdr, wcarson8911, jnoel, mr_kebo, 93 saturn sl2



    HU: Home stereo converted to dc
    Speakers: Stock
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    Amp: off the stereo
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    neon lights: Christmas lights duct taped to frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by myjaja View Post
    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



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    My tablet keeps double posting tonight



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    Re: Bolt terminals

    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





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    Quote Originally Posted by Altec View Post
    Then obviously I am asking the wrong person, because you don't know how to hook up subs if they sounded like "****". Maybe learn your ohms and your diagrams before you call something ****. Learn to make boxes to specs and use the right wires and its called dynomat. Then maybe your car wouldn't of sounded like ****, yeah?

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    Yes can't beat the price of the posts, for just having to wait for a couple days



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    Quote Originally Posted by chefzane View Post
    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.



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    Re: Bolt terminals

    I've been using zinc or SS 1/4-20 bolts for years. Have never seen ANY more resistance at the amp or terminals....




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    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    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





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    Quote Originally Posted by Altec View Post
    Then obviously I am asking the wrong person, because you don't know how to hook up subs if they sounded like "****". Maybe learn your ohms and your diagrams before you call something ****. Learn to make boxes to specs and use the right wires and its called dynomat. Then maybe your car wouldn't of sounded like ****, yeah?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    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





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    Quote Originally Posted by Altec View Post
    Then obviously I am asking the wrong person, because you don't know how to hook up subs if they sounded like "****". Maybe learn your ohms and your diagrams before you call something ****. Learn to make boxes to specs and use the right wires and its called dynomat. Then maybe your car wouldn't of sounded like ****, yeah?

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