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Clever ideas for temp. connection on contact boards??

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I have a few adjustable drivers which are the round type with the bottom doubling as the contact board. I wanted to hear, or if you have pics then see, what ideas you guys are using to temporarily connect your power source to the contact board for setting the amperage on the drivers with a test load before connecting the diodes. Obviously we can simply solder temporary wires to the bottom with a dab of solder or install the driver in a host but there are some pretty clever people on this site so I figured I would see what methods you fine gentlemen are using.

Ready, set...go! :D
 

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I usually do the crappy solder job myself and am going to be doing this soon! Ide like to hear as well I was thinking some sort of spade connector setup somehow but that's still a temp solder job! Sorry so many edits as I think. A screw down jig with spring terminals in the right spots
 
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Bend some coated paper clips. Always worked for me.
I have always been a fan of simple and effective. Nice idea. I tried something similar which is what influenced this thread. I have small flat jawed hobby spring clamps that have rubber sleeves over the jaws which are wide enough to accommodate both the + and - wires so I secured them and connected the power but I didn't realize that the rubber sleeves were worn down so it shorted across the bottom of the contact board and 1) burned the fingers connecting the power wires and 2) fried my brand new adjustable buck driver from SL :( Total rookie mistake, I know. Live and learn lol


I usually do the crappy solder job myself and am going to be doing this soon! Ide like to hear as well I was thinking some sort of spade connector setup somehow but that's still a temp solder job! Sorry so many edits as I think. A screw down jig with spring terminals in the right spots
10fenny I like where you're going with that. I had a little idea kinda similar which I tried to draw up as easy as I could that involves using a mounted and modified brass ring. I hope the drawing makes sense lol.
 

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I have always been a fan of simple and effective. Nice idea. I tried something similar which is what influenced this thread. I have small flat jawed hobby spring clamps that have rubber sleeves over the jaws which are wide enough to accommodate both the + and - wires so I secured them and connected the power but I didn't realize that the rubber sleeves were worn down so it shorted across the bottom of the contact board and 1) burned the fingers connecting the power wires and 2) fried my brand new adjustable buck driver from SL :( Total rookie mistake, I know. Live and learn lol
Ouchies :(
but yep live and learn :)
 

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Looks good Names! we just need someone to fab it up. I hate doing fab. I'm a mechanic.. I like my pieces to fit like Legos!!
 




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