Banana Connectors

Banana Connectors are a type of connector used in creating and testing electrical connections. They are used for joining wire to electrical test equipment or electrical circuit boards. Banana connectors are sometimes referred to as 4 mm connectors as these are a common size. Banana connectors are a popular type of connector as they are used universally and provide an easy way to create high-quality connections.

Banana connectors feature a metal contact, such as gold-plated brass. The connector comes with a plastic housing available in a wide range of colours, such as red, black, green and yellow. We offer a variety of banana connectors such as banana plugs, banana sockets and banana couplers.

Types of Banana Connector:

  • Banana plugs are small cylindrical plugs that have a very distinctive bulged prong. This bulge houses a spring that, when inserted into a socket, presses outwards to ensure a solid and secure connection. The plug takes its name from the shape of this prong, which reminds many people of a straightened out banana.
    Banana plugs are the alternative to using bare wire when connecting your speakers to your surround receiver, you can connect them with no screwdriver Banana plugs give you a permanent and high-quality connection. The term banana plug or banana jack refers to the 4mm version. The 3mm and 2mm variations are both called “mini-bananas”, but they cannot be used interchangeably. Banana plugs and jacks also come in different safety variations.
  • Banana sockets are the female connector. A banana connector (commonly banana plug for the male, banana socket or banana jack for the female) is a single-wire (one conductor) electrical connector used for joining wires to equipment.
  • Banana couplers allow you to extend an existing wire or when you’re running a new installation, they help to join two pieces of wire. Work by connecting two banana plugs into a sleeve that connects both ends to provide a secure and high performance connection.

Shrouded vs. Unshrouded Banana Plugs

Banana test plugs may be shrouded, unshrounded or with a retractable. Unshrouded banana plugs are a common type. Using a shrouded banana plug is essential when working with high-voltage circuits. The shrouding provides a protective cover to prevent accidental contact.


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RS Stock No. 454-299
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SGD5.674
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Blue Male Solder 1000V 10A Tin - - Brass Banana Plug - PP - -
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Green Female Solder 50V dc 16A Nickel - 52.9mm Brass Test Connector 4 mm POM - -
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Red Male Solder 50V 10A Nickel Yes - Stainless Steel Banana Plug 4 mm - - -
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SGD5.21
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Black Female Solder 50V dc 16A Nickel - 52.9mm Brass Test Connector 4 mm POM - -
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SGD4.138
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Black Male Solder 1000V 10A Nickel Yes - Brass Banana Plug - Polyamide - -
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Red Male Solder 1000V 10A Nickel Yes - Brass Banana Plug - Polyamide - -
RS Stock No. 423-245
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SGD5.782
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Yellow Female Solder 50V dc 16A Nickel - 52.9mm Brass Test Connector 4 mm POM - -
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SGD5.21
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Red Female Solder 50V dc 16A Nickel - 52.9mm Brass Test Connector 4 mm POM - -
RS Stock No. 261-5064
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SGD0.456
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Red/Black - - - - - - 4mm - Banana Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 454-283
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SGD6.082
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Black Male Solder 1000V 10A Tin - - Brass Banana Plug - PP - -
RS Stock No. 423-217
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SGD5.61
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Blue Female Solder 50V dc 16A Nickel - 52.9mm Brass Test Connector 4 mm POM - -
RS Stock No. 423-3119
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SGD11.80
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Black Male - 45 V ac, 60V dc 36A - - - - Banana Plug - - - -
RS Stock No. 180-6644
Mfr. Part No.551-0500
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SGD3.94
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Red Female Solder 50V 10A Silver Plated - 28.5mm Brass - - Polypropylene - -
RS Stock No. 454-306
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SGD5.022
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Green Male Solder 1000V 10A Tin - - Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PP - -
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Mfr. Part No.557-0100
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Black Male Screw 50V 10A Gold, Nickel - 49.8mm Brass - - Acetal - -
RS Stock No. 423-3096
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Black Male - 45 V ac, 60V dc 36A - - - - Banana Plug - - - -
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SGD4.136
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Blue Female Solder 1000V 20A - - - - Banana Socket 4 mm Plastic - -
RS Stock No. 191-7887
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SGD8.57
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Black, Red Male - 1000V 10A Nickel - 46.5mm - Banana Plug 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 180-6658
Mfr. Part No.584-0100
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SGD5.78
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Black Male Crimp, Screw, Solder 50V 16A Gold - 48.8mm Brass - - Acetal - -
RS Stock No. 191-7890
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Blue Female - 1000V 24A Nickel, Tin - 24.5mm - Banana Socket - - - -