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reidrhollander

I am working on my first arduino project which will control various off road lights on my truck.  Inside my project box I need to split the 12V +/- leads to feed different relays.  I am looking for some sort of power distribution bar like a bus bar to distribute the power without using jumpers.  Something like this but that doesn't require jumpers.

http://www.connex-electronics.com/html/graphics/magnum/a2000.gif

Anyone know of anything like that?  I am obviously very new to electronics as a hobby but I assume there is something out there to help me split power.

Runaway Pancake

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Nov 04, 2011, 02:04 am Last Edit: Nov 04, 2011, 02:06 am by runaway_pancake Reason: 1
http://www.mcmaster.com/#barrier-style-terminal-blocks/=es2pm3
I've seen bus bars, but not listed as such, for these somewhere (a bar with spaced forks, can be cut for size/length). 
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I am working on my first arduino project which will control various off road lights on my truck.  Inside my project box I need to split the 12V +/- leads to feed different relays.  I am looking for some sort of power distribution bar like a bus bar to distribute the power without using jumpers.  Something like this but that doesn't require jumpers.

http://www.connex-electronics.com/html/graphics/magnum/a2000.gif

Anyone know of anything like that?  I am obviously very new to electronics as a hobby but I assume there is something out there to help me split power.


Have you considered the various sized screw-terminal metal bus bars used for ground and neutral in a house circuit breaker box? They typically sell them alone (you don't have to buy an entire breaker box), plus standoffs, I believe...
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reidrhollander


http://www.mcmaster.com/#barrier-style-terminal-blocks/=es2pm3
I've seen bus bars, but not listed as such, for these somewhere (a bar with spaced forks, can be cut for size/length). 
Nomenclature, it's always nomenclature.


Yeah, I have several of these lying around but I was hoping that there was something that didn't required jumpers.  They just seem unnecessary and clutter stuff up.  You are right though, being new to this I feel like nomenclature and just knowing what components are available are 90% of it.

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