Terminal block strip question

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Terminal block strip question
Posted by Tony W on Monday, December 24, 2018 9:26 PM

i need to even out power distribution on my layout. Does anyone have a siggestion on what type of terminal strip I can use? I do not want to daisy chain terminal track sections. I would like to use a strip of some sprt just do not know what one to use.

 

thanks,

have a happy holidau.

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 2:47 PM

https://www.alliedelec.com/weco-302-hds-12/70211826/

We use these exclusively.

They are extremely reliable and the screws do not work loose with time.

Buy the 12 position 8 mm spacing (pitch) and you can cut them to shorter lengths as needed.

The distance between terminals is 8 mm. Wire gauge accommodated 12-20 (one twelve, two 16's possible - a bit tight, multiple 20's in one terminal).

If you want to work with larger ga wire, get the 10 mm pitch units.

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Posted by Tony W on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 7:58 PM

Thank you

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Thursday, December 27, 2018 11:14 AM

Almost forgot - use #4 self-tapping screws, 3/4" long to screw them to wood or #4-40 machine screws to attach to a panel. SPecs state #3's but that is not a common screw size to find at your local h/w stores. If you need a lot of mounting screws, I get mine via Amazon. Usually arrive in less than a week (h/w rarely counts for Prime shipping).

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