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Mystery Lever Connector

10/22/2008 8:51 AM

Can anyone help me identify this lever type terminal block? It's about 2.25" 1.125" with 4 pairs of lever terminals on 0.5" centres (similar to Hi-Fi loudspeaker connectors). There is a mark on the base saying 'CHIC' but I have been unable to track down the maker. I need to find an exact replacement as it needs to fit with a housing & PCB. This one as you might be able to see is a little melted.

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10/22/2008 11:59 AM

Try googling "spring clips" and "push terminals".

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10/22/2008 12:08 PM

I've been trying every combination I can think of & have found lots of single sided connectors but no double row ones.

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10/22/2008 1:10 PM

Search for "speaker terminal". You will find these This is not an exact match, but it should get you going in the right direction. Try Newark, Allied, Grainger, Mouser.......

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10/22/2008 1:29 PM

The closest that I could find is the:

GC 33-1408 Audio 8 Position Pushbutton Terminal Board

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10/23/2008 4:58 AM

That one is spot on, I can live with the slightly different colours, thanks Techno.

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10/22/2008 3:11 PM

If it's any help, I think the manufacturer may be "Chic Technology Co." out of Taiwan. I have no contact info for them. (Edit: After doing more snooping, I'm now much less confident this is the correct manufactuer.)

You might try searching using the term "speaker terminals".

Although I saw maybe a half-dozen terminals along the line of what you're looking for, on close examination almost all looked more similar to the one techno found.

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10/22/2008 11:49 PM

Here is a far fetched one try Lowes Home improvement Centres they had something very similar looking in their Electrical Goody shelf for telephone and stereo Hookups.......

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10/23/2008 4:57 AM

Unfortunately their nearest branch seems to be a few thousand miles away.

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10/23/2008 5:15 AM

Thanks to everyone for the comments. The damaged connector was from a firework control unit which had some burning material fall on it at our annual Hastings Day celebration. There's a video of the event here but it does not really convey the true impact of the event.

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10/23/2008 7:29 AM

Nice video, thanks! Could swear I saw a Pict or two in that opening parade sequence - or was that just the non-fancy dress that fooled me?

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10/23/2008 8:25 AM

You may have seen them, I know one of the bonfire societies dress in an ancient highland style but generally it tends to be a mishmash of what's available in the local charity shops.

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10/23/2008 9:42 AM

The guys I saw looked like they had just recently painted themselves blue when they climbed out of the bogs...

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10/27/2008 5:20 AM

There's a better video of the parade here, it's best watched full screen. Unfortunately it doesn't cover the fireworks properly. The effigy at the end represents plans to build a futuristic new art gallery in the historic 'old town' & resulted in our first ever protest the next day when a group of about 30 artists gathered on the site.

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10/23/2008 5:16 AM

got one like it on several devices where you connect speakers.

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10/23/2008 4:22 PM

Try Maplin, they do a 4 connector but not 8

www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=44212

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10/28/2008 5:09 AM

Nice try but none of them are the 8 way that I need. Techno got it right in his post & we have found a UK agent for the items. Thanks to everyone, I'm not sure I would have found it on my own.

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