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Old 23.07.2021, 16:39
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Name of electrical widget

What's the name of the electrical widget which is a small plastic thing about 1" square which has channels/holes to put electricity wires into (typically 3-5 such channels) and sometimes has mini levers to release/fix cables in place. they seem to be used often to connect wires together in light fixtures etc. .

Name in English, French and German appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Lüsterklemme
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Old 23.07.2021, 16:54
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Electrical connector block in English.
Connecteur électrique ou connecteur de fil/câble in french (avec levier if you want the ones with levers)
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Re: Name of electrical widget

in English a simple "wire connector" will do.
If you need a specific brand, google WAGO
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Old 23.07.2021, 16:59
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Thanks all. It seems it is called Borne in French and appears to be the same word as screw terminal even though it is without screws. I was looking for something like this although I saw that it doesn't work with the wires I had in mind.

https://www.weldom.fr/weldom/borne-w...5-5625288.html
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Thanks all. It seems it is called Borne in French
"Borne" to me is a battery terminal (think car battery), but it could be terminal in general.

For what you want, think connector block.

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Old 23.07.2021, 18:45
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Also referred to as "domino" in French (but maybe only in France, not in Switzerland?)
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Old 24.07.2021, 23:24
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Verbindungsklemme

https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Verbind...0/artikel.html
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Old 24.07.2021, 23:38
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Re: Name of electrical widget

I happened to be in Weldom today and actually found one that was suitable:

https://www.weldom.fr/weldom/borne-w...5-5625291.html

I had to buy a couple of packets as I need to connect 16 cables together so one pack fanning out completely two layers deep is enough.
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Re: Name of electrical widget

In french it's a 'sucre' because it vaguely resembles a sugar-cube.
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Connecting blocks or Verbindungklemmen
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Connecting blocks or Verbindungklemmen
In Malta bizarrely they are called China connectors as originally they were made from china rather than in China
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Also referred to as "domino" in French (but maybe only in France, not in Switzerland?)
That was my first though as that’s what learned them as in France but couldn’t find them under that name when I did a search so I figured it was a generally used term.
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In Malta bizarrely they are called China connectors as originally they were made from china rather than in China
Those old ceramic screw types I saw in old Swiss buildings along the ceramic fuses. Those spring-lever terminal-block multiple-pole connectors are very handy in lab to bind several cables without need of soldering them altogether.
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Re: Name of electrical widget

Pity they don't use the lever ones in the mains connections of light fittings, it's almost always a basic WAGO.

So then we get posts on here about how to get the cables out (you just twist back and forth while pulling), or complaints that after a few tenants have cut them off there's hardly any cable left.
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…lever connector blocks...
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Re: Name of electrical widget

The ones without levers are sometimes also called "Mammoth", I guess it must be a brand's name.
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