12 way disconnect?


#1

Hello!

Going to try to shoot for a one piece quick disconnect for switching top panels between Stickless and Stick setups. Aka having two panels ready to switch at any time, very easily… preferably without having to screw/unscrew stuff.

Looking for something like a 12 way Pluggable terminal strip. Preferably a sleek one. They appear to be all over Europe/Asia, but many sites have a minimum order for North America orders, or just plain won’t ship to USA.

Anyone know where I can find something pretty much like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/PLUG-IN-TERMINAL-BLOCK-WIRE-CONNECTOR-STRIP-16A-6-10mm-12-PIN-1-PIECE-NEW-/180740169946


#2

Wire them up to a DA-15 terminal.


#3

DB-15 terminal? sorry not having luck googling the da-15 . Anything like the link above would be perfect for quick swappage

edit:

I found some in UK, for 2 pairs it’ll be 22 bucks shipped, so I’ll just go with that :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

Yes, DA is the correct nomenclature for that size terminal.

DB is just what everyone calls it despite the DB prefix supposedly indicating the larger one.

http://i.imgur.com/O1hQO.png


#5

Here is a tutorial blklightning made for connecting to a db15 for his panels. Hard as shit though


#6

I was thinking of doing this myself but since I’m getting a remora, it added too many cables to be practical. Anyway, something you might be interested in trying if you are doing this for a TE stick; maybe you could cut a hole in the inside of the stick where the button holes are inside the chassis and flush mount one of the connectors rather than having the connectors floating about.


#7

The slick option is to use a board edge connector of some kind so that installing the panel also plugs it in.


#8

how bout just using pin headers?


#9

edit: I canceled my order and instead got some of these guys http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1919 Thanks to 32teeth for the suggestion and link!! Is perfect for my situation!


#10

Great idea Rufus, why didn’t I think of that!


#11

or you could try molex connectors


#12

Even though I ordered the connectors from pololu… I decided it would look better to use some “brite green” ATX connectors… http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9444/ele-541/FrozenCPU_ConnectRight_20-Pin_Female_ATX_Power_Connector_-_UV_Bright_Green.html?tl=g51c381s1011

I think these will work nicely. :slight_smile:


#13

I always had in mind phoenix connectors since they tend to be screw terminals or spring-loaded, but it seems to be all PCB-mounted stuff with very few in-line options.


#14

Good ideas in here.

Anyone suggest a good cheap crimper (from an actual hardware store) that i can get for crimping bare quick disconnects and pins for my atx connectors?