Will going from a regular metal lead to copper speaker wire complete a circuit?
I'm trying to build something for a project (a homemade security buzzer), and I need to complete a circuit which contains a battery, a switch (a clothespin separating/connecting the leads) and a 75db buzzer.
The buzzer has a positive and negative lead, but I don't have the proper wire, nor do I have a soldering gun to solder it to the switch to complete the circuit.
Can I use electrical tape, and tape the end of the metal lead on the buzzer, to a copper speaker wire terminal, and will this complete the circuit?
In simpler terms, instead of soldering a metal lead wire to another metal lead wire, can I use electrical tape to connect a metal lead wire to speaker wire without damaging the signal?
- EckoLv 78 years agoBest Answer
There are various connectors using crimps or screws that don't need solder, but you can generally connect two wires temporarily by stripping off a short length of insulation and twisting the bare metal wires together, and then insulating them with covering layer of tape or heat-shrink. The first link below shows a few pictures of twisted wire connections, even though they were in preparation for soldering.
A soldering gun is not the best tool for electronic sized wires anyway - you need a soldering iron, some models are very cheap. The second link shows one example. Use resin cored solder about 1mm thick.Source(s): http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=conte... http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/40w-240v-soldering...
- 8 years ago
since electrical tape helps in joining you can use it but there is a possibility that the signal is damaged partially