What does a terminal block connector do?
How do we connect two wires? By stripping the insulation off the ends and screwing them together? Yes it works. But is it safe? We can put insulating tape on the joints or use wire connectors. But what if there are many wires that need to be connected/connected close to each other? Or, what if you want to connect multiple outgoing wires to one incoming wire? Then this method is neither safe nor convenient. Here we use terminal blocks.
What Is A Terminal Block?
Terminal blocks (also known as connection terminals or terminal connectors) are modular blocks with an insulating frame that hold two or more wires together. These terminal blocks use clamping assemblies and conductive strips to hold and organize connecting wires. A typical and simplest terminal block is shown in the figure below.
The insulator of the terminal holds the current-carrying element (metal strip or terminal strip). It also provides the base for the clamping elements. The body has mounting features so the block can be easily mounted or removed from a PCB or mounting rail. Most terminal blocks are usually modular and mounted on a DIN rail. This allows us to increase the number of terminals as needed. Terminal blocks make connections more secure and wires organized.
Premier Cable manufactures standard and custom terminal blocks for a wide variety of applications and for nearly any industry, our custom terminal blocks are manufactured specifically with your needs in mind, so you get exactly what you are looking for.
While there are many factors to consider when designing an overall system, terminal blocks are an optimal solution for complex electrical system connections. With a variety of color options and configurations, Premier Cable’ terminal blocks offer a range of options to meet your design challenges.
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