[time-nuts] Slightly OT -- Terminal Strip Covers?
albertson.chris at gmail.com
Wed Dec 28 21:19:54 EST 2011
Barier strips usually have four screw holes for mounting, two on each end.
The "classic" cover uses these mounting screws to also hold a Plexiglas
cover the is just slightly larger than the strip.
When I hade a sailboat, I used many of thee strips and I'd paint over the
screws with "liquid electrical tape" They sell it in small cans at Home
Depot. It is a thick liquid vinyl and there is a brush stuck to the inside
of the cap. It is effective to prevent corrosion and prevent accidental
But for mains AC, I'd use that and a mechanical cover too. Replace the
screw that holds the strip with a longer one to also hold the cover. Maybe
you need a spacer.
If you need a cover, get cake or breads pans of the local thrift store for
about $1 each. Turn one upside down to cover your breadboard.
On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM, Frederick Bray <fwbray at mminternet.com>wrote:
> This is slightly OT, but what are people using to protect the line inputs
> on barrier terminal strips on power supplies often used to power
> Thunderbolts and FE-5680A's?
> On things like the "Mean Well" and similar supplies the AC line terminals
> are not fully enclosed. I happened to have an enclosure that fit one
> supply, but I have a couple others that I don't have enclosures for. I
> would feel a lot more comfortable knowing that it wasn't possible to come
> in contact with these terminals accidentally.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Fred Bray
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