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Author Topic: eBay BEWARE - Worst female 4mm banana plug for panel installation  (Read 3817 times)

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When you seek at eBay Made in China parts for a project, what you should prepare your self this is to get scammed.

You first problem appears to be unreasonable pricing for low end goods.
The second problem this is manufacturing quality scam,  and this starts regarding the quality of copper alloy that a banana plug this is made of.
The third problem, this is poor manufacturing design at moving parts as is the banana front isolator tube and how well this is attached to metallic nut - ring.


The first sample here this is the cheapest 4mm female banana plug for panel installation.
This is made of very low-quality Copper Alloy, inside hole this seems narrow and a male banana will get in less than 40% of total length.
Female banana body this starts as a metallic tube, at the end of the hollow part it starts the screw end,  what I did discover this is that when you are tighten the nut the master break apart for the hollow front part.

The second sample this is the higher quality banana.
This is higher quality regarding copper alloy in use, but this has poorly manufactured insulator cap and metallic ring.
The metallic nut this has anchor fins at it exterior so the plastic to hold on it.
Most reliable banana plugs makes in Taiwan they are thermally bond to this metallic nut with the outer plastic isolator (cup).
The Chinese factory instead it did use only 25% of required metal for the construction of this metallic nut.
The outcome it is obvious, all such cup insulators they get off the metallic nut and they become useless.

Naturally some one will think and say that you may use a strong glue and fix them, but this is not the problem,  the problem is that the cheater will scam several hundred of people by making a fortune and by wasting our time and money.

Yes the first sample this looks to have consistency of 75% recycled aluminum mixed with 25% recycled copper.     :P
The better sample this seems to be of Brass that is an alloy of copper and zinc, mix proportions unknown but less copper there too but not recycled metals in it.
Metal contactivity this is acceptable (end to other end milliohm measurement).
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Re: eBay BEWARE - Worst female 4mm banana plug for panel installation
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 12:06:14 PM »
And here is another example of problematic design of the cheapo ones.
Probability rate of his happening also to you this is at 95%  :P
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Re: eBay BEWARE - Worst female 4mm banana plug for panel installation
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 08:21:18 PM »
Here is and the third popular SCAM candidate, the body this is entirely made of some sort of aluminum alloy  as always the worst and cheapest.
Grommet and nut from common black iron.

The splash of gold PAINT this is all over the place,  while such a banana socket this is no good for any demanding electrical application, this is great as decoration for Christmas trees instead using round balls and angels.

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Re: eBay BEWARE - Worst female 4mm banana plug for panel installation
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 10:04:24 AM »
Here is and another sample of recycled aluminum with gold paint.  :P

I bet large quantity of AudioFools will not feel good after discovering this topic,  but this SCAM it is in our hands so to STOP.

Naturally this scam extends to may other similar products.
Fake BNC connectors ( eBay ) - all connector parts just from painted iron
Good quality - Male BNC plug to 2 x 4mm terminal adaptor (Taiwan)
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Re: eBay BEWARE - Worst female 4mm banana plug for panel installation
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 08:59:54 AM »
By a high percentage of success, the first SCAM factory in China this is detected.  :P
North Lake Technology Co.Ltd

Now, another competitor factory this teaching consumers to judge product quality by the plating finish and smoothness of metal surface.  :)

My problem this is that at such female 4mm banana plugs, electrical resistance of poor made and decent made by solid copper, this is at the magnitude of  0,20 Milli-ohm ( 1/5 of single Milli-ohm) and even the finest Milli-ohm meter, this can hardly help as SCAM detector by measuring the difference.
 
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