Connection Methods

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bwilliams60

Joined Nov 18, 2012
1,419
Just a quick question for connecting common circuits. Lets say you have a 14 gauge, 12VDC wire and you want to feed several circuits on a project board of sorts. What would be your method of joining 6 or more 16 gauge wires to this main wire? Would it be terminal blocks? DIN connectors? Something else? Please include link to a webpage for examples. Thank you in advance. Just looking for ways to clean up my automotive test benches :)
 

bassbindevil

Joined Jan 23, 2014
201
Barrier terminal blocks. Other options: banana jacks, chunks of copper bus bar drilled and tapped for screws, Powerpole, Jones or XLR connectors.
 

MaxHeadRoom

Joined Jul 18, 2013
23,906
DIN rail terminals offer the ability to 'strap' several adjacent ones together by means of copper pre-drilled strips of various lengths.
 

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bwilliams60

Joined Nov 18, 2012
1,419
I'm liking the idea of DIN rails. They look very organized and easy to use. I just have to figure out the configurations and get them ordered. Option B was to just design a PCB to solder into. I could put rails on there as well for my different circuits. Thank you for the feedback.
 
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