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Terminal Barrier Strip without the Barrier

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  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    I'm looking for a part exactly like a terminal barrier strip except
    one that has no barriers. Basically, I want to distribute power to
    multiple devices (in this case 7 5mW laser pointers) and thought a
    strip where I could just connect the wires would work well. I've
    tried searching some of the electronic sites (digikey, jameco, etc)
    and Google but can't find what i'm looking for. Any thoughts or
    suggestions for a different way to hook them all up?

    Would it be typical to simply use a small pc board and solder up rows
    of pins and then place 2pin connectors on the ends of the laser wires?
    Power and ground would connect to the board and I would just chain the
    connections down each row of the board?

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest


    You can use a barrier strip if you have it, there are 'bridges' made to join
    adjacent positions electrically. Though I can't find them...

    http://www.electrostock.com/pdf/val_pdf/15-17.pdf
     
  3. Believe it or not, radio shack sells an 8 position barrier strip jumper.
    I have used it in combination with their barrier strips to create a
    supply bus for powering a bunch of scanners and receivers.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog_name=CTLG&product_id=274-650
     
  4. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    This might be the jumper for a barrier strip...the price is right at .19
    each.

    http://www.electronicsurplus.com/commerce/catalog/product.jsp?product_id=67695

    or maybe this:

    http://www.electronicsurplus.com/commerce/catalog/product.jsp?product_id=69643

    or

    http://www.electronicsurplus.com/commerce/catalog/product.jsp?product_id=67761

    Here is the whole page:

    http://www.electronicsurplus.com/dictionary/cat1943.htm

    It should be a metal arch.
     
  5. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    Excellent...thank you. That will work!
     
  6. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    I hadn't thought about looking at Radio Shack (I assumed they wouldn't
    have anything for this application). Thanks...this will work too!
     
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