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Old 02-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #11
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Thanks for starting this thread! I've been curious about a couple of different items regarding these DIN rail mounted components.

The terminal blocks. How do those work when ganged together? Can they be used to distribute power? Or don't they work that way? I'm looking at power distribution blocks and those are kind of pricey. If these terminal blocks can be used to distribute power in my control panel then I'd rather go with that.
I use terminal blocks to distribute power. If you put them next to each other without the jumper rail on top they are insulated from one another, but once you put the jumper rail on top (screws into them) they become power distribution.

Din rail/terminal blocks + zip ties = a clean wiring job...
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:50 PM   #12
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:14 PM   #13
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How do those work when ganged together? Can they be used to distribute power?
The terminal blocks come in different ampere ratings, 10A,20A, etc. and use jumpers to make power distribution blocks.

In this picture you can see two 75A DIN terminal blocks,bottom left.



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Old 02-26-2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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Planning my next panel right now. Most items will be DIN rail mounted. I've been ordering and stocking and planning. But after building a few panels, I've definitely decided I like things mounted on the DIN rail. I will be posting a thread on this in 2-3 weeks.

I've been teaching myself Ladder Logic Programming for using PLC's and my project box for this was DIN rail components so that I could dynamically add and subtract items for experimentation. Even the PLC itself is DIN mounted.

I know its UGLY, but its a project box. Always changing and playing.

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