Originally Posted by ReuFroman
So who is using DIN rails. I have all my components ready and am going to hopefully (fingers crossed) start on the panel this weekend. I have all din mount items.
Is it better to mount running top to bottom or by elements or by random order.
What have you found that works best? (I'm sure there is a thread for this but it is beady-bye time!
There are a ton of theories on panel layout. Not sure there is one right answer. DIN rail is nice in that it ensures that everything is neat and straight (assuming you mount the rail that way).
Before I drill the first hole, I will lay parts out in the panel to see how things look fit. Think about how I will route field wiring to the components.
Don't hesitate to try different trial layouts before committing to one. Think about all the things connecting to the panel from the outside and how you can keep wire paths direct and neat.
One general guideline, and its only a guideline, is to keep power devices and power wiring in one area of the panel and low level and control devices in another area.