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Re: [TCML] unidentified object

My guess is that the knurled threaded part is used to holda stranded wire to this electrical connector.  One would firstloosen the knurled cover by unscrewing it a little, then a strippedstranded wire would be pressed onto the protruding point ofthe device such that the stranded wire would splay outwardsaround the point.  Then the knurled cover would be screwed downtight to hold the strands of the wire tightly against the pointedarea, thereby making a secure electrical connection.Maybe someone suggested this already?  I wasn't followingthe thread closely.  The other end would grip a maleconnector as Gary and others suggested.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Lau <glau1024@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2020 6:25 pm
Subject: Re: [TCML] unidentified object

I also think it's some very specialized type of connector.  The design
takes great effort to ensure that the many contacts are spring loaded to
uniformly grip a male connector.  Is it silver-plated, which would suggest
an RF application?  Is the material brass?  I just can't fathom where all
that current is being channeled to - the short point seems like a dead end.

Gary Lau

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 6:36 PM Tedd Dillard <tedd.dillard@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It appears to be some type of electrical connector.
> The slotted end with the springs is the female side. It is intended to snap
> over a male part and lock together. The many small fingers provide good
> contact area but it can be disconnected. Large cicuit breakers use
> connections like this and are called stabs. The other end looks like it is
> to connect to another part maybe even the end of a cable.
> On Jun 30, 2020 1:54 PM, <rburk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > All,
> >
> >  I'm hoping the collective knowledge of the group can identify the
> >  following object:
> >
> >
> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/to4u2h1pjw3gmoi/AABS0c73co6dLV3P1xdzeFoEa?dl=0
> > [1] />
> >
> >  The object is 2" long. Thanks.
> >
> >  Randy

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