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Power strip

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by 743SEPA, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. 743SEPA

    743SEPA New Member

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    Anybody know where I can get a 12 volt power strip? Looking for something I can hook my power supply to and power multiple devices without wires going everywhere.


     

  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I like MFJ strips for their convenience. They make it easier to swap components in and out without disconnecting the entire harness. As far as the neatness issue is concerned, you will still have the same amount of wires to deal with, plus one, the wire going between the strip and the power supply.
     
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    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    #5 Tallman, Oct 26, 2018
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  6. Captain Kilowatt

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    We used those extensively to distribute 5 and 24 volts throughout our studios for relay control. You just need to jumper all the terminals on one side to make a common rail.
     
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  7. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    They have those made out of stamped metal, just loosen the screws slip it in and tighten them back down.
     
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  8. 743SEPA

    743SEPA New Member

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    The mfj is what I was looking for,thanx.
     
  9. Captain Kilowatt

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    I don't think they were around when the studios weee originally built. Then again they might have been. The chief engineer at the time was rather..........umm........frugal. Yeah that's the word..frugal.
     
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    I’m not fond of barrier strips because of all the needed jumpers. You really need two of those strips, one strip for positive and the other negative. Dual bus bars run about the same price and solve that issue. If you want frugal, this is the route I would go. This marine item from Blue Sea Systems makes both 5 and 10 gang versions of these and will handle 100A. bus bar.jpg
     
  11. Tallman

    Tallman W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class

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    Thanks for the Buss Bar link. I just happen to need marine quality switches. I'm modifying a boat.
     
  12. 743SEPA

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    I guess you could always use nail polish and color code them.
     
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    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    TheRealPorkchop Certified Sith Pimp

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    Yes they have some cool stuff there. I like the MSD crimper. I just bought a hydraulic crimper for battery cables & the like. Was looking for a crimper for standard wire ends. Thanks.
     
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    Dang it.you guys lead me to places where i drool n spend my hard earned $$$ on stuff i kindabsorta need.
    Those busbars bern around a longntime.im using a double 5 bus bar now on my power supply.its off a 84 peterbilt
     

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