What are these plugs used for?
Once attached to speaker wire, they connect audio components like a speaker to an amplifier, audio/video receiver or other professional sound application. It is recommended that you feed speaker wires through the bottom piece and then screw on the top piece for secure connections. For novice users, each package includes a step-by-step instruction manual.
Does it matter how I install my speaker wire on the spade plugs?
It is recommended that you feed speaker wires through the bottom piece and then screw on the top piece for secure connections. For novice users, each package includes a step-by-step instruction manual.
Why do the plugs come in pairs?
Most speaker wire and sound applications are intentionally split for left and right audio. This provides a more natural, surround sound. Spade plugs come in pairs to accommodate for left and right audio. They are even color coded to help distinguish between the two.
Can this plug be used for video as well?
This plug is compatible with only audio, but can be connected to audio/video applications that contain compatible ports.
How will I know if the plugs are compatible with my devices?
These spade plugs should connect snugly with most audio components, speakers, audio receivers, amplifiers and other professional sound systems. However, certain devices require different sized connectors, such as banana plugs or bent pin applications.
What does AWG mean?
American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a standardized wire gauge system for the diameters of round, solid, nonferrous, electrically conducting wire. A higher numbered AWG means that the wire has a smaller diameter. The lower the AWG, the lower the electrical resistance. And a lower electrical resistance of a cable means that less energy is lost.
How many plugs do I need to set up an audio component?
Since common speaker wire and sound applications are split for left and right audio, you will need 2 banana plugs for each end of the wire. However, this may vary depending on the device, the speaker wire, or your existing equipment.
Can these plugs be reused?
Yes, the plugs’ 2-piece screw-on design makes for easy removal/reuse.