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Solderless Banana plugs

Model:

274-721

 | Catalog #: 274-721
Price:
$3.49
$3.49
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Product Summary

Pump up the sound!

Connect audio equipment hassle-free with these quality banana plugs. Includes finger guards.

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RadioShackSolderless Banana plugs
 
3.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Enthusiast (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (7)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)

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        (3 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Solderless Banana plugs NOT FOUND !!

        By Victim of Incompetence

        from Oceanside, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

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              Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

              After calling the 92057 store the assistant assured me the computer showed they had 4 sets in stock.... great, right? WRONG - arriving at said store, this item was NOWHERE to be found in the entire store - what sort of Mickey Mouse inventory system are these turkeys running? Totally wasted trip had it not been for [@]hardware nearby that carried banana plugs for a few cents more, but at least they had them!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy to use

              By K9RJ

              from Alamo, CA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Just the right size
              • Works the first time

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                  Used to make a 12vdc cable for a piece of ham radio equipment. Power supply already fitted with banana plug. No soldering required.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Fixed my voltmeter test leads fast

                  By Arduino Tinkerer

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Budget-priced
                  • Fast repair
                  • Good Enough
                  • In-store
                  • Quick-connect
                  • Solderless
                  • Useful

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Low-quality
                  • No strain relief
                  • Wears Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Mid-Price speaker connect
                  • Multimeter test lead
                  • Voltmeter lead

                  Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                  Used this set of one red and one black banana plug (male) to replace plugs on my RadioShack multimeter test leads.The instruction diagram (scanned and attached) is not clear, but actual installation is fast.Strip your red test lead or positive speaker wire lead so that about 5mm of bare wire is exposed.Unscrew the red plastic handle.Unscrew the collar, or ferrule on the plug and set it aside.Now thread your wire through the handle.Slide the wire into the hollow end of the plug until the bare wire pokes out through the hole in the side.Bend the bare wire so it wraps around the plug.Screw on the collar to hold the wire in place.Screw on the plastic handle.Repeat for the black banana plug.For thicker wire you might want to simply solder the bare wire into the plug end. Sure does not seem like this would hold 18 gage stranded wire.It did work perfectly for quickly repairing my test leads.Not all that well-made for the price, for instance these do not have the standard banana plug bulge. They are straight-sided and have a cross shaped slit when viewed from above. There is no strain relief, and the plug does not have the classic banana plug seating chamfer near the base.But the convenience of having these available locally at nearly any RadioShack is enormous.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (3 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  How on earth do they work?

                  By Dave the Frustrated

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor directions

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                      I can't tell you how well they work, because I can't figure out what I'm supposed to do with them. The instructions say "Slip the wire through the handle, then thread it through the center plug, folding it back from the hole in the side of the plug".

                      "Folding it back from the hole in the side of the plug"? What does that mean? I can thread my speaker wire through the center plug just fine, but it certainly doesn't pop out the tiny hole on the side, and failing that I have no idea how I am supposed to secure the wire. I wish I could figure this out, but I guess I'm returning the items tomorrow and trying another kind...

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Reliable and effective

                      By Chuppster

                      from South Bend IN

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Rugged
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High-End Equipment

                        Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                        My son and I have been using several of these for about 4 years for hookups on various power supplies,battery chargers,and a tire truing lathe we use for radio control car racing.Of the 10 or so we use not a single problem.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Product, Easy To Install

                        By Tommie

                        from Papillion, Nebraska

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home theater

                          Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                          This product works great for those not looking to spend the time or annoyance of having to solder each connection. It's great if you ever want to remove it, it's very simple to do. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fast install.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great product

                          By raz

                          from cambridge, mn

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Fast
                          • Reusable
                          • Simple
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Av receivers and spkrs

                          Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                          have used the same ones for years. makes hookup of speakers to receiver fast and easy!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          May not be the prettiest, ...

                          By Al D

                          from ohio

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Good performance
                          • Good Value
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about RadioShack Solderless Banana plugs:

                              May not be the prettiest, but they were easy to use and seem to work fine. Sound was good. If you like easy, these are the way to go.

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