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Here’s a quick tip on how to use our new spring clamp terminals that are on our newest
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breakout boards.
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You will want to choose the correct wire and make sure it is prepared properly.
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Stranded or solid conductors will work as long as they are between 16 gauge and 24 gauge.
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Anything larger than 16 gauge will not fit, and anything smaller than 26 gauge could be
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sheared off the weight of the spring.
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Strip your wire's insulation at least One-Eigth of an inch but not more than Three-Eigth's
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of inch.
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This will ensure that the clamp makes a good connection with the conductor but it is not
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exposed beyond the terminal guard.
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You’ll insert a small flat head screw driver into the terminal release slot.
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Pry it down and insert your conductor.
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Now give the wire a light tug to make sure it is secure and visually verify that the
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insulation is not clamped under the spring and that and no loose strands of wire are
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sticking out of the sides.
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