Posted by Bruce Wilson on July 4, 2003, 4:11 am
Posted by Bob Adkins on July 4, 2003, 12:36 pm
The cords are so stiff and heavy. That means you have to build your own
cords. That means you have to use a big, clunky plug. Yes, the wall outlets
I totally agree these connectors are the best choice. In the absence of
suitable banana-style plugs and sockets, this would be my choice for mixed
120v and 12v systems.
Posted by Rudi on July 2, 2003, 2:51 pm
There is a very good solution for 12VDC connectors. It's a system called
Anderson PowerPoles. These are sexless connectors which cannot be plugged
wrong. The terminals are also sexless and come in crimp-sleeve sizes from
18ga (3 amp) to 10ga (45 amp). There are various panel-mount versions with
2 pairs and 4 pairs available. The prices are reasonable. Check them out
(PS - I don't have any vested interested in PowerWerx, just found this to be
a great source of unique components)
Posted by Loren Amelang on July 3, 2003, 6:12 pm
Looks like with a little creative filing or nibbling, one could put the 2-
pair PowerPole into a standard duplex outlet opening. The standard hole is
about 1.0 X 1.3 inches, but oval. Open it out to a rectangle and it is
close to the 1.0 X 1.25 inch knockout spec for the PowerPole. Their trim
flange is 1.11 X 1.52 so it would cover a marginally funky modification
job. Not sure what you do with the other hole in a standard plate - provide
four taps per location?
Actually that's not a bad idea - I have lots of DC outlets that never get
used, but the ones that do, behind the computer and the stereo, are always
jam-packed. Luckily my double bananas stack on top of each other! At least
Powerwerx provides ready-made Y adapters...
Posted by CM on July 4, 2003, 3:43 am
Check out some of the other areas at that site. They have mounting
kits for the sockets, as well as power panels with multiple outlets.