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I have need of some of those little metal links that let you bridge between GND and Earth posts on a typical benchtop-PSU. But I'm damned if I can contrive a google search that yields any useful results.

If you don't know what I mean, Dave Jones of the EEVBlog did an excellent video about a related topic, and he shows one clearly at this point (pause it as soon as it loads).

https://youtu.be/xaELqAo4kkQ?t=883

... I'm referring to the piece of metal that is clamped between the green and black terminals of that PSU.

What are those things called?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ For some reason I'm reluctant to use a paperclip for this purpose. :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Wossname
    Jul 16, 2021 at 19:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ You could buy some thin brass sheet (like I did, 0.5 mm will be fine, no need for 0.9 mm) and fashion some yourself (it's on the project list...). \$\endgroup\$ Jul 16, 2021 at 19:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AndrewMorton, not a bad idea at all. Scroll-saw the basic outline, drill out the important bits and file away the rest! Could probably do a couple at once to save time. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wossname
    Jul 16, 2021 at 19:38

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The only ones I've been able to find are here, but looking for 'Shorting Links' and the like doesn't seem to lead to much else.

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Figure 1. A search for 4mm banana post link finds this sort of thing. Image source: eBay.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, I tried probably 20 variations on this wording in my searches. No dice. Quite a few pictures of bananas though. Bananas are not an effective PSU earthing method, at least not for long. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wossname
    Jul 16, 2021 at 18:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ eBay listing: "Ended 15 July, 2021." \$\endgroup\$ Jul 16, 2021 at 19:23
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These seem way too expensive for what they are, but it is the product you asked for: https://www.newark.com/pomona/4115/shorting-bar-for-binding-posts/dp/20H0132

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  • \$\begingroup\$ It's Pomona, they usually charge about twenty times what things are worth. \$\endgroup\$
    – Hearth
    Jul 24, 2021 at 0:45

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