The terminal strip you showed is an odd choice for a circuit of any complexity.I am building my very first circuit, without using a breadboard.
This is the circuit I am trying to buildWelcome to AAC!
The terminal strip you showed is an odd choice for a circuit of any complexity.
How many components does your circuit have and what are their types? Is this going to be a one off? If you have any components in DIP, the method you propose won't be effective.
You should consider strip board, pad per hole, vector board, or making your own board using something like toner transfer.
- Strip board has rows of pads that are connected by a copper trace and you make breaks in the traces as required.
- Pad per hole has pads that you can use to secure components and use wires for interconnect, though some put solder across adjacent pads in some cases.
- By vector board, I mean the type that's usually phenolic with a grid of holes. You use wires for point to point routing.
- Or you can make your own board using copper clad laminate and etching away what you don't need.
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Pad per hole:
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Vector (a brand) board:
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If this is going to be a one off, use any method that's convenient. With that many components with what I assume will be tenth inch lead spacing, one of the boards I mentioned will be more convenient than the terminal strip you seem inclined to use.This is the circuit I am trying to build
This is my very first circuit without relying on breadboards, so I want to do it as simple as possible, just to boost my confidence and be more comfortable. When I first know I can make a circuit without a breadboard, I will seek better methods. But I need to start somewhere. At my current level, I am not comfortable using more advanced methods.If this is going to be a one off, use any method that's convenient. With that many components with what I assume will be tenth inch lead spacing, one of the boards I mentioned will be more convenient than the terminal strip you seem inclined to use.
If you plan to make more than one, making your own board would make wiring more convenient.
This is for a tracking power supply circuit I designed:
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Still haven't etched any of the boards, so I can't show a more completed state.
Please give us the regulator part number(s) or data sheet(s). They usually require capacitors on both the inputs and outputs, so things are going to get a bit crowded. Other than that, OK so far.
Now things make more sense. So the barrier strip functions as a power distribution unit?Just for information...
The terminal in post 1 is called "Euro Style"
The terminal in post 7 is called a Barrier Strip, and has jumpers installed to make 3 connections common on either side.
I'd suggest starting with a phenolic board with holes on a tenth inch grid.This is my very first circuit without relying on breadboards, so I want to do it as simple as possible, just to boost my confidence and be more comfortable.
This one is a totally different type of terminal strip AND it includes the "jumper strips" to join adjacent terminals. AND it looks good. The first post had a terminal strip usually used for mains voltage wiring, which had shield to prevent touching any conductors. It also had terminals that were made to accept bare wire. The strip shown here works best with terminals, although I have used many of them with just bare wire.Thanks for the support guys. Its very encouraging to know people like you are out there helping people like me.
I am still a bit confused though. I thought the terminal stip connects horizontally. I have found a similar setup to the one I need.
In the picture you can see an xt60 connector that would go to the power source. (battery) Then the battery powers two ESCs.
Is it not correct that everything from the left of the red wire on top, to the first black wire on the bottom is "5V" And everything from the top black wire to the first red wire on the right is ground?
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