12V Power Connectors
May 21, 2013 05:10PM

I am half way through a DIY Ultimaker build and have come to order parts for wiring (I have already assembled my RAMPS 1.3 board) I want to use some kind of panel mount connector for the power, however everything I have looked at is rated way to low for the amps I want to pull through (I am using a heated bed & single extruder).

I wanted to use this figure of 8 panel mount and make a figure 8 12V cable that could be plugged in (Rated 2.5A) [spiratronics.com]

I am just concerned that it will melt and cause a fire risk! The Ultimaker kit uses a small DC socket which looks much less substantial than the figure 8. Is that rating based on 240v and could I get away with using it?

Thanks, Jack
Re: 12V Power Connectors
May 21, 2013 09:43PM
Do not use that connector.

2.5 Amps isn't nearly enough.

Why not use a standard Molex Connector?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/21/2013 09:46PM by ShadowRam.
Re: 12V Power Connectors
May 22, 2013 08:21AM
How about a Neutrik powerCON.
It's not that expensive and looks very nice.
Re: 12V Power Connectors
May 27, 2013 07:45PM
i got these US$0.50 AC connectors from the local electrical store. maybe it could be a cheap and robust temp connector.

they are rated 250VAC 16A, the pins are really solid. i think in some parts, there is also the BG style brass pin type, they are 10A rated i think. the BG style comes in a fully enclosed plug/receptacle.


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/27/2013 07:45PM by redreprap.

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