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Old 4th Nov 2006, 1:16 pm   #1
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Default Foil/Tinsel leads.

Hi Guys, I've just aquired a nice pair of ex-govmt headphones unused and dating from about the 1940's, however they don't have any termination on the leads and are the dreaded foil type wires, does anyone know of a good way of connecting to this stuff as it seems to break off fairly easily?? TIA

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Default Re: Foil/Tinsel leads.

Hi Mike, I think this site explains the procedure perfectly :-

http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/users/ha...phone_lead.htm

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Hi Mick, thanks very much that is great

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Default Re: Foil/Tinsel leads.

Brilliant! Thanks for pointing this out.

This is also just the job for plaited telephone leads, which also use "tinsel" wire. I have some which had lost their loops (presumably as a result of a long lead being chopped in half to make two shorter ones), to which I have managed to solder spade terminals, but it would be nice to return them to their original state, complete with colour-coded cotton binding.
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