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Old 23rd October 2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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Default Binding posts in the EU?

It's been a long time since there have been a thread about this.
Good binding posts of the kind that go into separate drilled holes and is tightened with a nut. Not above €6 per pair, as that is just stupid for a connector.
Preferably for both banana and raw wire/spades.
Feel free to discuss US too, but there seem to be no shortage of good binding posts over there.
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Old 23rd October 2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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My understanding is that standard BPs used in a commercial product are illegal in the EU. Seems like they want to "protect" you, the citizens, from the DANGERS of real binding posts and the possibility of making contact with anything electrical.

So the BPs have to have some sort of cover it seems, one that can not be removed or defeated...

They also want to mandate citizens using surgical gloves to wipe their rear ends after pooping <--- just an opinion, not true! (or is it?)

that's what I am told. I live in the USA and have no first hand knowledge or information.

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Old 23rd October 2011, 04:22 PM   #3
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Well there are a few binding posts on Amazon.co.uk, mostly by Monacor but they are all stupidly expensive or are only long enough for ridiculously thin cabinets.
I need something that can go through a 19mm side.

About the surgical gloves... well, Germans might want to wear them when using the stool examination trays in loos not uncommon in that country. X-P
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Old 23rd October 2011, 04:47 PM   #4
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Low Voltage Directive applies for their use

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Its the bannana plug (4mm plug) that our wonderful Eurocrats dont like, they are frightend you may stick it in a mains plug by mistake...
Where that hum from!!!
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Old 25th October 2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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If a place makes enough goofy and expensive rules, eventually it isn't worth dealing with them. IMO, many makers of low volume specialty items can't justify the expense of CE testing, keeping track of the changes in directives and the end of product life disposal requirements. If they do it, guess who pays.
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Its the bannana plug (4mm plug) that our wonderful Eurocrats dont like, they are frightend you may stick it in a mains plug by mistake...
Where that hum from!!!
If they fear the male part, then why outlaw the female?

Or perhaps they permit the male part for test equipment? Nah, that makes no sense, unless they think that a consumer would plug their speaker cables into the wall?

WAIT A SECOND! Maybe the problem is on the AC end of things!! I say MANDATE A CHANGE TO ALL AC OUTLETS IN THE EuroZone!!

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Old 25th October 2011, 03:06 PM   #9
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Why bother with bananas/ binding posts, that's so last century. Speakon is the way to go.
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