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    Silver contact?

    Morning all.

    I was hoping someone would be able to help identify if the item pointed at in the picture would be silver. It's non magnetic (don't have a magnet big enough to let it slide down), and it's ductile (not brittle like I would expect if it was aluminium).

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    easiest thing to do is cut it in half with side cutters... lots of time when I get them, they are brass or copper on the inside....

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    Thanks! Looks silvery-ish all the way through. I've read a couple of articles about making some testing solution, so I might look into that to be sure. It's going in the "maybe" pile!

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    Bend it in the middle back & forth untill it breaks.
    Then have a look at the broken end. I expect that its Silver coated Copper & if its got a Silver contact on it like i expect it has.
    Then it will be soldered or spot welded to it.

    Could you show photos of the other metal bits in that connector/contactor please?

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    So looks like there's a bit of brass color at the bottom half of the contact after bending it till it broke - tried to take a picture, hard to get the details.

    The other picture is the only other part of that contactor : the picture on the first post had everything that was in that thing.
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    That thing with a screw in it is a saddle clamp used to grasp the electrical wire unto the bussbar.
    Theres probably contacts somewhere else in the unit.

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    Im now thinking that this has no contacts in it at all. That its just a single unit that sits beside a row of these in a machine or something any the ínput wires go into the bottom of it & the machine part wires go into the top of it.
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