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Terminal Strip how do they work?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by [email protected], Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. Guest

  2. mc

    mc Guest

    Rather than try to post an improvised diagram here, let me refer you to any
    basic electricity book for the concept "connected in parallel." That's what
    you want to do -- connect your lights in parallel.

    If the transformer outputs the correct voltage, and if its maximum wattage
    is equal or higher than the sum of the wattages of the bulbs, then it will
    work.

    Look closely at the power strip to see how the parts of it connect. It's
    not designed specifically for what you're doing.
     
  3. Luhan

    Luhan Guest

    That would put 120 volts on each of the 5 12 volt lights. A really big
    no-no.

    Kabooom!

    Luhan
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Guest


    I think the OP meant that he wants to connect the output of the 12V/120W
    transformer to the input of the power strip. As long as the 120V plug on the
    power strip is cut off so there is no possibility of it being plugged into a
    120V receptacle, there should be no danger, and it will work as he wants. And I
    am assuming that he wants to use the power strip as a 12V buss for his lights.



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    Dave M
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    They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken.
     
  5. mc

    mc Guest

    No... He said 120-watt transformer. I presume he meant a transformer of the
    appropriate voltage for the lights.
     
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