[time-nuts] Slightly OT -- Terminal Strip Covers?

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Wed Dec 28 21:50:06 EST 2011


I use "european" style terminal strips-all electronics or MPJA, I don't
remember- not expensive at all and completely covered...
Don

Steve .
> When terminal strips don't have snap on safety guards I remove half the
> mounting screws and replace with nylon standoffs, (most strips i use
> have
> four screw mounts, keep two metals screws for mechanical stability, the
> other two are nylon stand off.. Obviously you want a metal screw on
> either
> side, just as with the nylon standoffs)
>
> Then i cut a piece of plexiglass to length and width then fasten above
> the
> screw terminals.
>
> I prefer this method over the snap on covers but if a strip already has
> the
> cover I'm probably not going to run the extra mile and make my own.
>
> Steve
>
> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 8:40 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
>> W6WAW
>>
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