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Re: [RFI] Connectors for 1/2" tinned copper braid strap?

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Subject: Re: [RFI] Connectors for 1/2" tinned copper braid strap?
From: "Chuck Milam, N9KY" <N9KY@arrl.net>
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:34:13 +0000
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Thanks to all of you for the insightful answers, most of which came
off-list to me directly.  I’ve decided to go with a crimpable ring terminal
with a sufficient size to allow for the rolled braid to fit (6 gauge rated.)


—Chuck, N9KY

On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 11:18 Chuck Milam, N9KY <N9KY@arrl.net> wrote:

> I've got some 1/2" tinned copper braid strap on hand that I'd like to use
> for bonding between my station equipment.
> I'm wondering about how to best connect it to my equipment.  I'd prefer
> some sort of connection like a ring terminal or grommet to keep things
> neat, and to keep the sharp frayed ends of the strap under control.
> The standard big-box store electrical aisle ring terminals seem too small
> to accept the strap, even when tightly rolled.
> I'm open to suggestions for how to prepare the strap for connection to the
> various ground posts on my equipment and to the chassis of my shack PC.
> Thanks,
> Chuck Milam, N9KY
> N9KY@arrl.net
Chuck Milam, N9KY
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