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Old 03-19-2010, 05:50 AM   #1
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I've just been unable to locate those 'close' spade lugs that work on the tiny (maybe #2?) studs on the PID controllers. Anyone have an online source for me?



 
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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Sorry, I dont have a source but mine (Auber) had the retainer washers under the screws so I didnt need them.



 
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:00 AM   #3
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Yeah I know they have the blocks, I just prefer to use the spade lugs if I could find them.

 
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:01 AM   #4
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Our auto supply has quite a variety. Have you checked there?

Here is quite a selection also:

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards...TOKEN=29939244


 
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quick google and hobby warehouse has #3 spades for model railroads 22 guage wire which is tiny!!!
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The auto place's spade lugs only went to #6. I tried all different combinations of spade/lug/wire on google and could only find commercial huge quantity options. But then I suck at searching, since I went to Hobby Warehouse's site and couldn't find the #3 train lugs either.

 
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The auto place's spade lugs only went to #6. I tried all different combinations of spade/lug/wire on google and could only find commercial huge quantity options. But then I suck at searching, since I went to Hobby Warehouse's site and couldn't find the #3 train lugs either.

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In a pinch, I have just touched the sides of the forks on the bench grider or cut with dykes to decrease the width.

 
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Thanks for the replies and the link to the non-insulated crimps, but they only go to 18 gauge and I'm using 16. You would need to grind/clip off one side to get a regular #6 narrow enough.

There was a picture on this site of someone using blue crimp spade lugs on a controller that he said were 'close' spade lugs. I didn't think I'd have a hard time finding them, so I didn't bookmark and totally forgot the thread. Now I've been all over looking for them. I can just use regular spades for the switches and use the plates on the controllers for straight wires.

 
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:51 PM   #10
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The ones I got at Radio shack worked on my PID. I also have a pack of connectors from Harbor Freight that has fit everything I needed. Both were a little tight but squeezed onto the screws.



 
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