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. 230-6293
Mfr. Part No.23.3000-21
BrandStaubli
MYR19.94
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Black Female Tab 1000V 24A Gold - 31.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm Plastic - -
RS Stock No. 346-8623
Mfr. Part No.934099100
MYR17.93
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Black Male Screw 1000V 16A Nickel - - Brass Banana Plug 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 327-4333
Mfr. Part No.972361101
MYR11.66
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Red Female - 1000V ac/dc 24A Gold - 32mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm PA - -
RS Stock No. 787-2786
Mfr. Part No.972355101
MYR16.83
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Red Female Tab 1000V ac/dc 25A Gold - 32mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm Polyamide - -
RS Stock No. 190-2670
Mfr. Part No.934099100
MYR14.183
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Black Male Screw 1000V 16A Nickel - - Brass Banana Plug 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 190-2655
Mfr. Part No.972361101
MYR8.859
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Red Female - - 24A Gold - 32mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm PA - -
RS Stock No. 327-4327
Mfr. Part No.972361100
MYR11.88
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Black Female - 1000V ac/dc 24A Gold - 32mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm PA - -
RS Stock No. 190-2654
Mfr. Part No.972361100
MYR9.923
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Black Female - - 24A Gold - 32mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm PA - -
RS Stock No. 446-844
Mfr. Part No.22.2380-22 22.1203
BrandStaubli
MYR30.045
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Red Male Solder 1000V 32A Gold Yes 56.3mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm Polyamide - -
RS Stock No. 454-334
Mfr. Part No.1701122-04/RS
MYR11.24
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Red Male - 50V 16A Nickel Yes - Brass Banana Plug - PE - -
RS Stock No. 446-850
Mfr. Part No.22.2380-23 22.1203
BrandStaubli
MYR21.585
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Blue Male Solder 1000V 32A Gold Yes 56.3mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm Polyamide - -
RS Stock No. 190-2599
Mfr. Part No.930176104
MYR17,693.00
1 Box of 2000
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Green Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 32A Tin - 23.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 737-819
Mfr. Part No.972354101
MYR21.12
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Red Female Solder 1000V ac/dc 32A Gold - 39mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 424-3324
Mfr. Part No.IBU401 BLK
MYR16.25
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Black Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 32A Nickel Yes 23mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm Nylon - -
RS Stock No. 190-2647
Mfr. Part No.930435101
MYR9.607
Each (In a Box of 500)
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Red Male Screw 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 55mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PP - -
RS Stock No. 190-2581
Mfr. Part No.972354101
MYR15.841
Each (In a Box of 500)
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Red Female Solder - 32A Gold - 39mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 156-0064
Mfr. Part No.930435101
MYR15.31
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Red Male Screw 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 55mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PP - -
RS Stock No. 738-519
Mfr. Part No.930176104
MYR11.91
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Green Female Solder 30 V ac, 60 V dc 32A Tin - 23.5mm Brass - - - - -
RS Stock No. 726-0697
Mfr. Part No.24.0164-21
BrandStaubli
MYR53.15
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Black Male - 30 V, 60V dc 25A Nickel Yes 62mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm - - -
RS Stock No. 163-205
Mfr. Part No.22.1203+ 22.2380-27
BrandStaubli
MYR21.40
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Brown Male Solder 1000V 32A Gold Yes 56.3mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm Polyamide - -