Current through solderless bread board

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by hovik, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. hovik

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    How much current (approx) can a normal solder less bread board from Radio Shack handle? I can't find the ratings on their web site.. Anyone that have a feeling for how much I can apply?

    Is 2.5 A okay?
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    I'd keep it under 1A. Use a fuse.
     
  3. CaliusOptimus

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    ive run 5 amps per 'trace' before with complete success. 1 amp is a good rule of thumb though, and should be followed if you value your breadboard's life.
     
  4. Wendy

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    Yep, divots are a real pain to work around.
     
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