What are pin plugs?

3 pin plugs are designed so that mains electricity can be supplied to electrical appliances safely. A 3 pin plug consists of three pins (hence the name). Each pin must be correctly connected to the three wires in the electrical cable.

What are the different types of speaker wire connectors?

There are three types of wire connectors that you can use with your speaker cables: banana plugs, spade connectors, and pin connectors. Each is easy to install, requiring only a few simple tools.

How do you connect speaker wire to pin connectors?

There are often two ways of connecting the speaker wire to these:

  1. Unscrew the red or black cap – insert the bare speaker wire into the hole in the post (or insert a spade connector around the post) – tighten the cap again.
  2. Insert the wire into the opening at the end of each post.

Why 3-pin plug is safer than 2 pin plug?

When connected with an electric circuit, the current flows from the live to the neutral prongs. 3-pin plugs also limit the amount of power that can flow through the circuit, as compared to a 2-pin plug. Hence 3-pin plugs are safer as compared to 2-pin plugs. Hope this helps.

Why does my speaker have 3 wires?

3 Answers. The size difference and rough casing on the center wire indicate that it’s probably shielded cable. This takes the form of a braided wrap on the two speaker wires, and prevents the speaker from receiving interference, for instance from 60Hz mains wiring or transformers in the iPod player device.

What is the best speaker connection?

Banana plugs are by far the easiest and best choice for connection. New banana plugs often are expanded wider than the binding post hole they are intended to go in. It is often necessary to apply force to push them in.

Are banana plugs better than bare wire?

Not only do they help your installation to look cleaner, banana plugs also give you a permanent and high quality connection. Often bare speaker wire connections are unreliable. Banana plugs also will help the back of your speakers and receiver look nicer and reduce the messy look of all the wires.

Are 2 pin plugs safe?

The main reason two-prong outlets are considered outdated and dangerous is due to their lack of grounding. Grounding is how electricity is safely transferred in the case of an unstable current. This increases the chance of electrical shock during short circuits, ground faults, and electrical overloads.