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Connector and plug suggestions wanted

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Ignoramus14720, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. I built a homemade control for my former Hobart CyberTIG welder.

    It is a panel mounted on a piece of alumkinum with DIN rail mounted
    terminals for outputs.

    I want to make this panel easily removable for additions, changes etc,
    without the need to unscrew setscrews and later needing to place all
    wires in proper holes etc.

    IOW, I am looking for some nice connector and plug combo. Most lines
    are milliamps, some are low amps, one line is about 4 amps or so
    (water heater). I can keep that one line out of the connector/plug if

    My main focus is that this thing should be easy to work with. It will
    not be subject to any mechanical stress, as it will happily sit inside
    the welder.

    I need about 20 poles on it.

    I have some really nice amphenol receptacle and plug combos, but they
    seem to be an overkill and it would be great to find something that
    does not require soldering or is at least more open.

    Any suggestions?

  2. ISA 8bit socket should do what you want. The rest is mechanics.

    Slack user from Ulladulla.
  3. joseph2k

    joseph2k Guest

    Maybe, maybe not; that is kind of a fragile connector for use in a welder.
    I suggest something more like a pair of dip connectors or flat cable
    headers (preferably locking) for the milliampere connections and one or two
    automobile trailer connectors for the ampere connections.
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