How large is a current which a breadboard can handle?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Peter Pan, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. Peter Pan

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Hello All,

    I want to test some of power supply and power amplifier designs which use high currents (up to 10A) and I am interested whether a breadboard can handle so large currents?

    Thank you.

    P.S. I am going to use Wish 502-L breadboard from the family described at Unfortunately, they do not provide information on maximum current for their products.
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2009
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    I wouldn't put that much current through a breadboard; you'll likely fry it. I'd keep it to under 2A.

    But you can write to them; wishmake (at)