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    Default I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    Ok ive finely built my first r,g,b arch using the big-w brand leds, cut into sections.
    Now i have a problem of 27 channel plug.
    i was thinking of using the 8pin din plugs, that was till i went with 9sections.
    so im needing to find a solution for 27 channels plus a common (maybe plug shield)
    any ideas out there?
    thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    Hi:
    Look into the Molex type plugs/receptacles. They are relatively low-cost and can have many stations. The only problem would be a crimper for the pins, but some of them are solder type, too.

    I'm not sure if Mouser has them, but you might check. They should be available from a lot of places.

    Another, more expensive type is the kind used to hook up trailer lights to a truck/car. I think Walmart has several varieties in the Auto accessories section.

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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    been looking at these
    http://www.tycoelectronics.com/catal...6973&LG=1&PG=2
    they look beefy an robust, but i reckon my soldering skills arnt 10/10 for these type of plugs..
    i did'nt know molex did plugs over 10 pins, i'll have to check them out as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by IdunBenhad View Post
    Hi:
    Look into the Molex type plugs/receptacles. They are relatively low-cost and can have many stations. The only problem would be a crimper for the pins, but some of them are solder type, too.

    I'm not sure if Mouser has them, but you might check. They should be available from a lot of places.

    Another, more expensive type is the kind used to hook up trailer lights to a truck/car. I think Walmart has several varieties in the Auto accessories section.

    JUST CHECKED: Mousers' got Molex
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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    Hi:
    Take a look at this connector. Blurb sez up to 36 circuits @5 amps.

    http://www.molex.com/molex/products/...y=standard_062
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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    molex plugs i kinda dont like cause the securing tab breaks an then the plug could fall out.
    mouser seems to stock them beefy ones as well.
    http://au.mouser.com/ProductDetail/T...jsPzJWWw%3d%3d
    maybe its just me, but beefy plugs look so nice.

    next problem is fitting a renard64 an the dc ssr's into a secure case.
    i was thinking of them green electric power box's they use for new house's
    but i think the price might scare me off. them wooden present box's look cool if i could make it weather proof enouth.

    im hoping one ren64 could do 2 arch's (54ch) an my 8 icle chasing fence lights.

    them molex plugs could come in handy tho, different idea tho
    thanks
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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    You could go for D-Sub but the standard ones top out at 25 pins.
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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    Actually, 37 and 50 pins are standard size for Dsub connectors (along with 9, 15, and 25). And then there are the high-density ones...
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    Default Re: I made my first arch - now i have a 27plug problem

    Quote Originally Posted by David_AVD View Post
    Are these rated for 240 volts? I not an Electrical Engineer, but it looks a bit unsafe ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharkey View Post
    Are these rated for 240 volts? I not an Electrical Engineer, but it looks a bit unsafe ^^
    Do they need to be? He's running Low DC correct?
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