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Fused Power Distribution PCB 8-Way

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  1. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    Here's the 3D render of the new 8 way power distribution board I'll have available soon. The price is not finalised yet, but should be competitive with other current offerings.

    There are 4 power inputs (screw terminals), each rated for 15 Amps. The separate power inputs allows for different voltages (or power supplies) per output pair. It also means you can use multiple 2.5mm cables from the power supplies instead of one large (and hard to crimp) cable.

    Each output is rated for 7.5A max (medium/standard blade fuse) and has an LED to indicate that power is available for that output.

    Currently I plan to supply it as shown with 8 2-pin connectors plugging into the 2 8-way terminal blocks.

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    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    looks good to me, I know I want some of these. Any pics of the connectors that will be used ?
     
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    David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass! Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    The two way plug-in connectors are like these:

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    I am using the 4 way version of these for my proposed Mega pixel tree that is on the books for this year, but mine look smaller as I doubt I could get 2.5 mm cable into the wire receptacle. They are a nice positive fit.
     
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    David_AVD

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    The 2.5mm cable size comment was for the input screw terminals, not the plug-in output connectors.
     
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    oopps - so it is.
    My how my brain only takes part of the information in nowadays :cry:
    Comprehension is going out the door
     

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