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Re: Alessandro Beagle in new GP Magazine

12/30/1999 2:48 PM
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Re: Alessandro Beagle in new GP Magazine
A flea clip is a little push-in terminal post made especially for using with perf boards, for prototyping or hobby circuit building in lieu of printed circuit boards. They're not really solid posts, but made from a special die-punched shape that's folded into an almost-cylindrical shape. You push it into the hole on a perforated phenolic board, at locations where you want to connect component or wire leads. There is a "stop" formed into the clip, so it goes about halfway through the board. Leads can be dressed through small holes or slits at the end, and soldered in place.  
 
The perfboard/ soldered flea clip method doesn't look as pretty as a PCB or a turret board, and is certainly not as vibration-proof as a PCB, an eyelet board, or a staked turret board, but is fine for an amp that's going to sit in your living room on top of Sorbothane feet while you play your jazzbox through it.

 
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DavidB Thanks Doc!these guys really use fl... -- 12/30/1999 3:18 PM