[sdiy] chassis-mount screw terminal or alternative

ColinMuirDorward colindorward at gmail.com
Fri May 15 21:13:49 CEST 2020

Thanks Phillip,
Actually the chassis connector is a snap. It's a bit of a bodge, but i
solder it onto a custom PCB and then mount it from the inside, which means
I use the locknut on the collar to affix it to the case. That means I can't
use the locking collar on the cable end, but I've never felt the need since
the fit is nice and snug without it.
Here are some images if anyone is curious:

I tried ordering those gx12 cables from elecbee but got stumped in the end
by prohibitive shipping cost to Canada.

Tony, you're right, bigger is better.


On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 11:42 AM Phillip Gallo <philgallo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I laughed to realize my "mic" connector reference was --> precisely <--
> the GX12 series connector that you and Joan's tech dislike fabricating.
> If connection quality of service is acceptable, is it the the cable fab
> process that is the problem?
> It looks like very inexpensive cables are available from Chinese
> distribution.
> Here's a ref for 1 Meter cables @ $5.42USD
> https://www.elecbee.com/en/gx12-butt-joint-type/3835-double-female-cable-connector-gx12-4-pin-circular-aviation-with-1m-plug-cables.html
> This would leave the Panel connection requirement which perhaps is equally
> disliked.
> p
> On Wed, May 13, 2020 at 10:11 AM ColinMuirDorward <colindorward at gmail.com>
> 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?
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