48 VDC Connectors?

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by zezizou, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. zezizou

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    So I'm looking to build a auxiliary power panel of sorts and I'm curious if there is such a thing as a 48VDC connector much like the 12 VDC connector used for cigarette lighters in cars.

    New to this section of the forum, so any help is appreciated.

    Mainly looking to run devices that require 48 VDC.

    Thanks
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    There is the AMP CPC connectors, they have a bulkhead and mating in-line connector.
    Max.
     
  3. wmodavis

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    What current?
     
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  4. #12

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    It's hard to build a connector that is good for only 12 volts because of the amount of plastic you have to use for mechanical strength. The alleged 12 volt connectors are probably good for 50 volts and more because cars have voltage spikes up to 60 volts at certain times. Keep reading datasheets until you find enough information to prove this, one way or the other.
     
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  5. faley

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    The Amphenol connectors (aka cannon plugs) are generally a good choice. As also previously suggested, current is a consideration- of course, as you may well know, the type of load must be factored in regard to spikes, inrush, etc.
     
  6. MaxHeadRoom

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  7. faley

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    Good point Max. Amphenols are pricey as well as annoying to solder and assemble at times.
     
  8. Lestraveled

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    The contact is sized for the current and the insulation around it is sized for the voltage. A lowly banana plug can easily handle 10 amps. Mount that banana plug on a big enough piece of fiberglass and it will handle many thousands of volts.
     
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