Cable Terminals | Article about Cable Terminals by The Free Dictionary
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
devices for terminating the strands ofcommunications cables on contacts to which the appropriatecircuits of communications apparatus are connected. Cable ter-minals consist of sets of contact clamps and pins mounted interminal blocks made of an insulating material (moldings). Con-necting or cross-connecting wires are fastened to the outside of the terminal blocks by screws or solder. In long-distance junc-tion boxes, connections are made by special prongs or plug-and-socket units. Some cable terminal devices (protective strips orcable junction boxes) also provide protection of communicationlines against lightning discharges and dangerous electric volt-ages.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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that connect to screw terminals of the appliance to assure positive connections.
Also be sure you'll have enough room to clamp to the cable terminals
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