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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2021, 01:22:40 PM »
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Also remember that it's pretty easy to crimp on ring terminals, and then you can stack them on the same screw location.  The ring terminals are a good practice for terminal block usage anyway. 

Best practice schmest practice. ;)

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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2021, 02:01:52 PM »
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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2021, 08:04:13 AM »
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They need to design a mid-wire version that connects to the bus through the insulation or even if you had to manually remove the insulation from the bus first, and allows for as many lever wire connections you want.  Add a screw hole on the other side of the bus for optional mounting. Bus wire would slide in from the side and the lever would both compress the contact and trap the wire.  Maybe use the lever to also shave the insulation.

The design could have the terminal levers parallel to the bus or perpendicular to it (or even at an angle!).



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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2021, 11:43:59 AM »
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That would be a great product there. I know I would use them.

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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2021, 02:38:15 AM »
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They need to design a mid-wire version that connects to the bus through the insulation or even if you had to manually remove the insulation from the bus first, and allows for as many lever wire connections you want.  Add a screw hole on the other side of the bus for optional mounting. Bus wire would slide in from the side and the lever would both compress the contact and trap the wire.  Maybe use the lever to also shave the insulation.

The design could have the terminal levers parallel to the bus or perpendicular to it (or even at an angle!).



Now, that’s a really cool idea! WAy to GO, John!
I like to use these pups on my Tortoise switch machines, among other applications; they can be pre-wired on the bench, installed, and then connected easily. See pics.
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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2021, 09:17:48 AM »
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Now, that’s a really cool idea! WAy to GO, John!
I like to use these pups on my Tortoise switch machines, among other applications; they can be pre-wired on the bench, installed, and then connected easily. See pics.
Otto

I forgot to say how smart that is. Better maybe than even the Acculite SNAPs.

Anyway, after getting a good bit through wiring the layout, I wanted to thank you guys for turning me onto these Wago connectors.
They're not exactly what I was looking for, but they are almost exactly what I needed.

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Re: "Splitter" terminal block?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2021, 10:33:22 AM »
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They need to design a mid-wire version that connects to the bus through the insulation or even if you had to manually remove the insulation from the bus first, and allows for as many lever wire connections you want.  Add a screw hole on the other side of the bus for optional mounting. Bus wire would slide in from the side and the lever would both compress the contact and trap the wire.  Maybe use the lever to also shave the insulation.

The design could have the terminal levers parallel to the bus or perpendicular to it (or even at an angle!).



I'd tap that!
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