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Old 10-13-2014, 04:46 AM
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Default 40 gang/strip marine electrical terminal - 40 Bus bar?

Does anyone know who makes it - where can I get it? Needs to have 40 or 50 gang/screw in type terminals. like this but with many more.

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How about stacking two 20 gang terminal strips together?
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Factory has the 40. Don't want to call the factory, want to see if its out there.
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Here is an in-stock part. They have thousands of other parts if this one isn't the best for the application.
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Outstanding Wingless! I saw that site and couldn't navigate to the one I was looking for. Gonna call them.
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
Here is an in-stock part. They have thousands of other parts if this one isn't the best for the application.

From the link, it looks like they only have ones capable of connecting up to 30 separate circuits
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you do know that is not a "buss bar".
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Be careful that the material used will stand up to the marine environment - Brass or Stainless Steel- Zinc or Nickel plated terminals and screws will corrode in a short period of time-
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
Here is an in-stock part. They have thousands of other parts if this one isn't the best for the application.
Originally Posted by Bertram38 View Post
Be careful that the material used will stand up to the marine environment - Brass or Stainless Steel- Zinc or Nickel plated terminals and screws will corrode in a short period of time-
The bus material on the Blue Seas Systems barrier terminal block is made from nickel-plated brass. These parts are designed for marine usage.

Many of the Molex parts like from my link also have nickel-plated brass barrier strips and are also appropriate for marine applications.
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http://www.fisheriessupply.com/marin...upplies/wiring
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The one shown from digikey is zinc, DO NOT USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT. Use Blue Sea Systems.
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Originally Posted by TheMaintenanceShoppe View Post
The one shown from digikey is zinc, DO NOT USE IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT. Use Blue Sea Systems.
Actually, as had been stated, the terminal plate on the linked Molex barrier strip is nickel-plated brass. That material is appropriate for a marine application.

The 6-32 x ¼" pan head philips screws for those Molex strips are available in three material / finish combinations. The screws on the linked strip are steel / zinc, but those are easy to swap-out.

The Blue Sea Systems terminal blocks are fine parts, but are only available up to twelve circuits. They also specify the terminal plate as nickel-plated brass. Unlike the fully-specified Molex parts the Blue Sea Systems parts do not specify the screw material or finish.
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Originally Posted by Bertram38 View Post
Be careful that the material used will stand up to the marine environment - Brass or Stainless Steel- Zinc or Nickel plated terminals and screws will corrode in a short period of time-
stainless is a bad conductor. a stainless buss bar would be horrible. and never put stainless washers between lugs / conectors

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