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Old 01-30-2012, 10:35 PM   #1
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I'm slowly piecing together my eHERMS system and was just struck when I clicked on the power connectors that The Electric Brewery uses at how damn expensive they are. I looked around and found these very quickly. They are rated to 30A, 1500V, are locking, have built in strain relief, have 4 poles, and no contacts are exposed. Not to mention they look sweet and are small. And they are $4.44 a piece. The panel mount version is $3.44.

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70214573#tab=specs

http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70214199

They seem too good to be true.

Am I missing something?



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Old 01-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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They look good to me.



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Old 01-30-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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These are what I am planning to use. Neutrik also makes these.

Edit, I was planning on using Neutrik powercons for my elements, but they are only 3 pole, so they will not work for the power input to my panel. Thanks for mentioning these, now I can use them for the input as well, instead of a L-14-30 (which I already have, but it was free, and the switchcraft is much smaller).

I guess I'll use this for the input, 30a powercons for my elements, and 15a powercons for my pumps. That way, I can't accidentally plug the wrong thing in...

For those that don't know, these are primarily used in the professional audio and lighting industries (what I do).

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These are what I am planning to use. Neutrik also makes these.

Edit, I was planning on using Neutrik powercons for my elements, but they are only 3 pole, so they will not work for the power input to my panel. Thanks for mentioning these, now I can use them for the input as well, instead of a L-14-30 (which I already have, but it was free, and the switchcraft is much smaller).

I guess I'll use this for the input, 30a powercons for my elements, and 15a powercons for my pumps. That way, I can't accidentally plug the wrong thing in...

For those that don't know, these are primarily used in the professional audio and lighting industries (what I do).
They should market them elsewhere as they are awesome connectors for the price!
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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Those are really nice.

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Old 01-31-2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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I just built a control panel. I would have used those if I had seen them. much better than $40 for the twist lock matching set.

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almost seems too good to be true

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Switchcraft makes a good product from my experience. I used to only use them on all my audio cables.

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I work at a company that vulcanizes rubber and they are using these connectors to control the heating elements. I plan to use the same ones. Good luck to you.

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Wow, those do seem too good to be true! I might buy some of these just to keep on hand for future projects.

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