Author 5 outlet Power Block & 4 port USB charger  (Read 32192 times)

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  • Offline Cortexian   ca

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    Re: 5 outlet Power Block & 4 port USB charger
    Reply #20 on: July 19, 2023, 05:07:56 pm
    July 19, 2023, 05:07:56 pm
    I'm interested in the power block, but I'm in Canada. Any authorized retailers here?

    Additionally, I see the comment that no soldering or crimping required, but in my experience these screw-down terminals should ALWAYS be used with crimped ferrules. I have a ferrule crimping set, just wanted to clarify if that is recommended/preferred? I'm aware a lot of people just strip the wire and screw it down, or worse, tin the wire and screw it down.

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    Re: 5 outlet Power Block & 4 port USB charger
    Reply #21 on: July 19, 2023, 06:14:34 pm
    July 19, 2023, 06:14:34 pm
    Hi, I sell directly from the UK, I don't have any resellers.

    I wouldn't use the crimped ferrules. If you're using big screw terminals they are a good idea as they stop the wire fraying, but on small terminals you can't get enough force on the screw to crush into the ferrule, and if you don't get some crush into it then its just the same as a soldered wire end.

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    Re: 5 outlet Power Block & 4 port USB charger
    Reply #22 on: July 19, 2023, 11:53:32 pm
    July 19, 2023, 11:53:32 pm
    I always thought the risk with tinning wire is that as it got hotter the entire thing could deform resulting the previously tight connection coming lose, and at best breaking the connection, at worse shorting out. Appreciate the insight, and it makes sense with these smaller wires that ferrules may not be required.

    Thank you!

     


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