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Old 28th January 2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default Dumb Question? Alpair Terminals

I searched but apparently I am the only one who can't figure this out?

How the heck am I supposed to use the Alpair connection terminals?
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Old 28th January 2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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I find attaching wires helps.

Joking aside, what is the specific problem you've got? Attaching? Positions? Something else? Sorry, I'm half asleep this afternoon.
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Old 28th January 2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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I find attaching wires helps.

Joking aside, what is the specific problem you've got? Attaching? Positions? Something else? Sorry, I'm half asleep this afternoon.
What's the point of the 3 pieces?

I slid it apart and the copper piece fell out. Getting it back together was a PITA.

What's the point of it? How is it any better than a basic male spade connector?

There must be some reason why Mark designed it this way, and I am completely missing the point.
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Old 28th January 2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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I think one of the objectives might be avoiding solder heat on the driver's voice coil. This is accomplished by only soldering the wire to the piece of metal that isn't attached to the driver, and then later slipping it against the metal attached to the driver and holding the two in place with the plastic attacher. If the plastic holder isn't tight enough to hold the two metal things together, try reversing the one attached to the leads.
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Old 28th January 2013, 05:06 PM   #5
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I'll take a few pics when I get home and post if you'd like.
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Old 28th January 2013, 05:32 PM   #6
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I quite like the hex screws that Mark supplies, but avoid using the terminals altogether, and just solder directly to the speaker's tab. If you pre-tin the wire and lightly crimp or fold it over, it shouldn't take long enough to complete the solder joint to risk any damage - I counted about 3 seconds with my Weller iron set to 750F and using Cardas Quad Eutectic (luv that stuff)
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Old 28th January 2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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The intention is that if you are using welding cable sized wire (not recommended) it avoids melting the plastic holding the fixed terminal.

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Old 28th January 2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone.

I don't solder onto the tabs, so they offer little value to me.

At least I know why they are the way they are now.


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