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. 641-8075
Mfr. Part No.930727101
R 21.968
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Red Male Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 60mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 190-2684
Mfr. Part No.930727101
R 17.344
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Red Male Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 60mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 641-8069
Mfr. Part No.930727100
R 37.266
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Black Male Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 60mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 190-2683
Mfr. Part No.930727100
R 20.492
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Black Male Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 60mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 886-0917
Mfr. Part No.108-0902-001
R 9.835
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Red Female Solder 3500V 15A Tin - 23.83mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm Nylon - -
RS stock no. 190-2595
Mfr. Part No.930176100
R 53,514.11
1 Box of 2000
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Black Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 32A Tin - 23.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS stock no. 738-474
Mfr. Part No.930176100
R 39.14
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Black Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 32A Tin - 23.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS stock no. 641-8019
Mfr. Part No.930726100
R 22.314
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Black Male Screw 60V dc 16A Nickel Yes 60.5mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 738-884
Mfr. Part No.930729100
R 74.83
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Black Male Screw 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 56mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PP - -
RS stock no. 190-2681
Mfr. Part No.930726100
R 21.779
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Black Male Screw 60V dc 16A Nickel Yes 60.5mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 190-2618
Mfr. Part No.930729100
R 44.741
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Black Male Screw 60V dc 30A Nickel Yes 56mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PP - -
RS stock no. 226-3095
Mfr. Part No.22.1053
BrandStaubli
R 40.43
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- Male Screw - 50A Gold Yes 29.5mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm - - -
RS stock no. 641-8025
Mfr. Part No.930726101
R 22.408
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Red Male Screw 60V dc 16A Nickel Yes 60.5mm Brass Banana Plug 4 mm PVC-P - -
RS stock no. 886-0910
Mfr. Part No.108-0903-001
R 10.578
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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Black Female Solder 3500V 15A Tin - 23.83mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm Nylon - -
RS stock no. 888-3733
Mfr. Part No.BU-00249-2
R 39.044
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Red Male Screw - 15A Nickel Yes 43mm Phosphor Bronze (Spring) Banana Plug - ABS - -
RS stock no. 190-2755
Mfr. Part No.930312000
R 19.327
Each (In a Pack of 200)
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- Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 6A Nickel - 20mm - Banana Socket 2mm - - -
RS stock no. 884-8762
Mfr. Part No.930312000
R 23.738
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- Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 6A Nickel - 20mm - Banana Socket 2mm - - -
RS stock no. 190-2596
Mfr. Part No.930176101
R 34,038.33
1 Box of 2000
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Red Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 32A Tin - 23.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS stock no. 738-480
Mfr. Part No.930176101
R 23.23
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Red Female Solder 30 V ac, 60V dc 32A Tin - 23.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm - - -
RS stock no. 404-171
Mfr. Part No.23.3000-22
BrandStaubli
R 47.135
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Red Female Tab 1000V 24A Gold - 31.5mm Brass Banana Socket 4 mm Plastic - -