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 GuyO
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I'm building my ATX power supply  using the Dronebot project as a guide. I cannot find a terminal strip with wide enough webs to permit lugs to be attached to the wires and have room for the lugs to be screwed down. 

The only change I wish that I had would to have been to preserve some of the peripheral connectors and add a USB power panel. I'll save that for Version 2.0 ---

What lug/terminal strip combination have people used? It looks like I'll need at least a 10-12 terminal lug to contain all the wires for each power grouping.

TIA.

 


   
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I started that project but put it aside for now. I am not sure what you are getting at with the term webs. Are you talking about spade connectors and a bus with screws? AFAIK each bus position (5V, 12V) only has 2 spade connectors, one from the ATX and one to the front panel or a VR then front panel. Once you have 10 posts you can post a picture which would help. Meanwhile, I can show you the bus bars I have set aside to possibly use.

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I think you only need 1 12V, 1 5V, 1 3.3V it's all one PS, I assume the same voltages are just off the same PS tap.

I just found an interesting web site. You might want to check it out.

https://www.electronics-lab.com/project/breakout-board-for-atx-power-supply-benchtop-power-supply/

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 GuyO
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@zander I'll do that on the second one, I've already snipped the wires on the current one 😐 😐 😐 


   
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 GuyO
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@zander The webs are the plastic bits that sit between each of the screws to insulate each of them from their neighboring connector.  The terminal strips that I can find are too narrow to permit either a spade or round connector to fit between them (same manufacturer) --

 

 


   
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@guyo What is it you are trying to do?

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@guyo See my previous post at HERE

All of those terminal strips/bus bars accept standard spade or ring connectors. The only exception I am aware of is a few large rings probably for under mounting bolts to connect to chassis ground. The terminal strips Bill found are very old school, I used them in high school about late 50's early 60's. Much easier to crimp on a spade or ring connector and screw it down than solder to a terminal strip. Just so there is no confusion I am enclosing pictures of both spade and ring. Note they are sized for AWG wire, and the rings for the bolt/screw they go over. Spades are more common since they can be installed faster, the screw stays in and the spade slides under.

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Posted by: @zander

@guyo What is it you are trying to do?

He is building an ATX power supply, using the DroneBot project as a guide.

Put your glasses on 😉

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@frogandtoad I know that, I was trying to draw him out re the connectors he was having trouble with.

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@zander

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@frogandtoad I know that, I was trying to draw him out re the connectors he was having trouble with.

Let you off this time, OK?

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@guyo I just typed 'terminal strip' into an Amazon search box and got hundreds of hits. Here is one  https://amz.run/5zGF

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