DC power sockets - how many amps can they take?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by MattP, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. MattP

    Thread Starter Member

    May 21, 2012
    54
    2
    I'm after a panel-mount power connector for a project. The project draws around 10A, so I'm having trouble finding a power socket type that's rated for this amount of current. As I'm going to be sharing the project online as a how-to guide, the sockets need to be really easy to find, which limits my choice further still.

    Here's the closest I've found so far:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pin-Pan...3?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET

    The problem is that it's rated for a mere 3A, so isn't technically usable....

    So does anyone have any suggestions as to which socket I should look in to getting? I've used RC connectors in the past, but they're unfortunately not able to be panel mounted.

    It doesn't have to be specifically a power socket, but just something that can handle the current.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

    Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
    10,553
    2,375
    What voltage are we looking at?
    Have you looked at the RV/Trailer type sockets, they usually come in bulkhead type also.
    Max.
     
  3. MattP

    Thread Starter Member

    May 21, 2012
    54
    2
    Hi Max, the voltage will be 15v.

    Just had a look at rv sockets (pollak sockets?), and it seems they're pretty expensive and quite large, so I'm not sure they're suitable.
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

    Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
    10,553
    2,375
  5. #12

    Expert

    Nov 30, 2010
    16,310
    6,816
    Run down to the local electricians supply house. They will have the most available and cheapest (per amp) connectors in the neighborhood.
     
  6. Nykolas

    Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    87
    31
  7. MikeML

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 2, 2009
    5,450
    1,066
    I like Anderson Power Poles. I have so many of them I should have bought stock in the company... Every Ham rig I own, first thing, cutoff the Yaesu, Kenwood, Icom proprietary connector, ditch it, and replace with red/black powerPoles. They can be used as a through-bulkhead, captive connectors. You can assemble them with many contacts, and polarize them so you cannot mix up different cables, if desired.
     
  8. Dr.killjoy

    Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2013
    1,190
    156
    What about using like a power plug on the back of scopes or T.V. 's ????
     
Loading...