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Old 12-12-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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Anyone have any wiring terminal options they've come across?

(Cheaper than normal, safer than normal, easier to use than normal, takes less room than normal, etc...??)

I really like the idea of simply push-to-fit terminal blocks, but DIN rail is not a feature in my control panel.

I realize this is an area I know next to nothing about but I don't want to have to "jumper" between each connection so I'm curious what good options exist.


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Old 12-12-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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Anyone have any wiring terminal options they've come across?

(Cheaper than normal, safer than normal, easier to use than normal, takes less room than normal, etc...??)

I really like the idea of simply push-to-fit terminal blocks, but DIN rail is not a feature in my control panel.

I realize this is an area I know next to nothing about but I don't want to have to "jumper" between each connection so I'm curious what good options exist.


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You can buy metal shuts to jumper one terminal location to the next. I bought my terminal blocks from Home Depot and used metal shunts I already had.


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I've been looking at Wago. They seem like they might do the trick.

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I'm not in the norm on this, but I used wire nuts for all my wire connections and no issues. The electric folks I spoke with told me I was nuts (hah! Pun...) to use a terminal block for connecting wires because 'what if something falls on it', super unlikely but...sure made enough sense. 20 pack of wire nuts were like $10 so it wasn't expensive.

I figured if this was good enough to join lines in my wall, forever, it's good enough for this.
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I've been looking at Wago. They seem like they might do the trick.

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Good call; great option. Are there any big box stores that carry these products? (To avoid shipping costs - its actually shocking how much of my brewery build costs have been shipping-related.)

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I just found them while doing a Google search.

They can be found on ebay.

Here as well: http://www.newark.com/jsp/search/pro...KU=28K2061&N=0

Check out there website, there are a lot of different types and options.


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