[sdiy] chassis-mount screw terminal or alternative

Michael E Caloroso mec.forumreader at gmail.com
Wed May 13 22:16:53 CEST 2020


For safety reasons make sure the source has the female chassis socket
and the load has the male chassis socket.

Highly recommend latching interconnects.  You do NOT want a power plug
to accidentally disconnect with power applied!

MC

On 5/13/20, Oren Leavitt <obl64 at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> On 5/13/20 11:07 AM, ColinMuirDorward wrote:
>> Does anyone have a favorite chassis-mount connector? This would be to
>> route power from a rack PSU to several 84hp synth cases.
>> I was thinking maybe I'd like to try a screw terminal type.
>> In the past I've used gx12/3pin "aviation" connectors, but it would be
>> nice to not have to build those cables anymore.
>> Or is getting behind the rack stand with a screwdriver an even worse
>> alternative?
>>
>
> On my first synth I built, I used a couple of 3 pin Cinch Jones S-303
> connectors for powering a keyboard controller and a satellite cabinet.
> There are better options available today :)
>
> My preference nowadays is to use one small PSU per cabinet.
>
> I do have panels on some of my synth cabinets that have a set of binding
> posts for making the power supply available externally.     I mainly use
> those for powering breadboarded circuits to test with the synth.
>
> - Oren
>
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