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Posted by Bruce Wilson on July 4, 2003, 4:11 am

Try http://www.quail.com/locator/nema.htm

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
are nice.

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
at: http://www.powerwerx.com/

(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.


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