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Old 16th Feb 2018, 6:55 pm   #1
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Has anyone got a couple of wander plugs to sell me? It is the old fashioned small type that I am after to fit in anA22 aerial/earth sockets. All expenses met of course. Excuse wonky typing, Iím on a train
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Old 16th Feb 2018, 7:57 pm   #2
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No. I have only one that fits the aerial sockets and is in constant use. I purchased it recently from Maplin (Code JB25C or JB24B). See previous thread:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=48288

The really bad news is that the price has gone up from 99p to £2.49 each.

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Old 16th Feb 2018, 8:04 pm   #3
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Last time this was raised, Birketts in Lincoln was alleged to have some.

http://www.zyra.org.uk/birkett.htm

Alternatively it's the sort of thing that Electrojumble would have.

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Old 16th Feb 2018, 10:20 pm   #4
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Thanks for help. That thread is now closed but I found out that a 3mm drill shaft (1/8") old money is a snug fit so that is what I will be looking for.
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No. I have only one that fits the aerial sockets and is in constant use. I purchased it recently from Maplin (Code JB25C or JB24B). See previous thread:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=48288

The really bad news is that the price has gone up from 99p to £2.49 each.

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Similar red/black 4mm banana plugs are available from China via Ebay for 99p for pack 10 including postage..

The only downside, apart from the wait, is that you may have to apply a little solder to the springy "cage" because they have a clearance fit.
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Old 17th Feb 2018, 8:32 am   #6
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It's 3mm plugs that you need. These are available (Chinese of course) in various colours on eBay.

4mm plugs are normally too big for wander plug sockets.

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Old 17th Feb 2018, 10:07 am   #7
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I assume that these are what you're after Dave.

If so, PM me your address and I'll pop them in the post FOC.

(They fit fine in my Ekco A22 A & E sockets).
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Hi Dave,
Or would a couple of these be more the thing? If so, what colour(s)?
I can stick a couple in the post on Monday.
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Stuart, I don't think they are the right size; they look like banana plugs. But I could be wrong.....
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 2:13 pm   #10
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I've measured them as 3mm.
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The wander plugs illustrated in post#7 above are on their way to Dave ('Boom').
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Old 18th Feb 2018, 6:15 pm   #12
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With extreme thanks to David G4EBT and Kala 12. I now have two pairs of wander plugs on the way.
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