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Terminal Block vs. Soldering

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  1. Lei Reyes

    Lei Reyes

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    Hi guys, just want to know when to prefer soldering over using a terminal block when connecting wires? And vice versa . Does it have something to do with the length of the wire that you are connecting ?
     
  2. davenn

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    for me an easy test point
    1) a place where meter probes can access the circuit
    2) a place where cables between circuit sections can easily be disconnected to isolate one section from another

    Dave
     
  3. Lei Reyes

    Lei Reyes

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    how about the transmission of data between the wires connected by the terminal block or the soldered one? Which do you think will better allow the transmission ?
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    what sort of signals and what frequency ?
     
  5. Gryd3

    Gryd3

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    Personally, if it's hard to reach or will never need to be serviced, I solder it.
    If I am working on something that is 'modular' in nature, I put any modular components on a terminal block. Makes testing and replacing nodes much easier.
    Overall though, it depends on the purpose... The physical location, environment, and the signal/power you are dealing with.
     
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