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What's the best way to quickly connect/disconnect ~22 AWG wires to a test jig pcb? I would like to use a spring loaded connector that can easily release the wire after I'm done testing. Currently have these

banana clip

However they're expensive and don't hold the wire the best. I would like something similar to a fuse clip like this.

fuse clip

Does anyone know of any connectors that can accommodate this?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I assume a standard pin header doesn't work? \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Commented Oct 17, 2018 at 16:23

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If you need a good hold for the wire you will need some clamping.

Have you considered speaker connectors?

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Or banana binding posts (but they're expensive)

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IMO those are overkill for a 22AWG wire. use a header pin and a single piece connector or a test point (lots of version here):

https://www.digikey.com/products/en/test-and-measurement/test-points/616?k=keystone%20test%20point

I personally like the Keystone 5000-5009, they're color coded, you can clip a scope probe to them, or a Pomona style grabber/hook:

https://www.digikey.com/products/en/test-and-measurement/test-clips-grabbers-hooks/620?k=pomona%20clip

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Or Screw terminal. This is a Phoenix brand "wire to board" terminal for 12 to 26 AWG wire with 5mm pitch pins enter image description here

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How about some lever/pressure activated terminal blocks:

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Or even ZIF sockets (not their intended use, I know, but you could probably use it to plug and unplug some wires quickly):

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