GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Terminal Blocks. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used terminal blocks for?
32 answers
Answers:
Use in industrial electrical control panels for 24vdc, 120vac control circuits also in 480vac and 600vac motor circuits.
~Quality Control, KITCHENER, Canada
Domestic, Commercial, and Military Aircraft installation repair and maintenance. Modifications carried out as necessary.
~Dave G, Engineer, Falmouth Cornwall, UK
Instrumentation Marshalling cabinets (IS and NON IS), Junction box, Power terminal block for power distribution
~Engineering, Design, Chennai, India
Intermediate connections. Troubleshooting. Connection point for termination resistors, capacitors, etc.
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Moffet Field, CA
Control panel and junction boxes. Field connections and internal junction. Control and line voltage.
~Technical Support/Services, Dupo, IL
Junction boxes, Panel Wiring, Motors, Low voltage Terminations, Power Distribution, Stereo Wiring
~Fred D, Design Engineer, Pictou, Canada
PLC to field interfacing. Industrial PC to pLC interfacing. Relay logic inter cabinet connections.
~Electrical Engineer, Engineer, Geelong, Australia
1. Inputs/Outputs of different modules. 2. Manual switching between sources and loads.
~Isay G, Reliability Lab supervisor, Bber Sheva, Israel
Power Distribution Borads for residential, Commercial, and Industrial applications
~Marketing/Sales, Aspen, CO
Use Terminal Block in Transportation principally for Modular Conception of train.
~Daniel D, Production Engineer, La Pocatiere, Canada
Design and installation of lighting circuits and motor control circuits.
~Engineering, Design, Tyler, TX
Input output connection for electrical panel and as a test point port
~Technical Support/Services, Puertu Princessa, Philippines
I used TB for power and control circuits, surge protection etc.
~Martin Novak, Design Engineer, Brno, Czech republic
Connection to manufactured items. Designed into modules
~Engineering, Design, Limerick, Ireland
In Electrical Installations, and Industrial Electronics
~Engineering, Other, Banjul, Gambia
For electrical wiring termination and connection
~Engineering, Other, Cagayan de oro city, Philippines
We produce terminal blocks an sale it on markets
~Jozef M, General Management, Maribor, Slovenia
Panel manufacturing, PCB , CCA manufacturing,
~Amarpal Singh Oberoi O, Research & Development, PUNE, INDIA
RAIL MOUNTED TERMINAL BLOCKS REQUIRED IN BULK
~RAMESH SOBHANI, Manufacturer, MUMBAI, INDIA
Termination of power and control circuits
~Geoff H, Builder/Contractor, Warkworth, New Zealand
Laser welding, Framing and Mig Welding
~Engineering, Consulting, Houston, TX
Industrial automation (beverage area)
~Engineering, Design, Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
Rebuilding scientific instruments
~Larry K, Faculty/Staff, Amherst, MA
Luminaires & luminaire control
~Ed B, Design Engineer, Antwerp, Belgium
Conecting 16 to 4/0 awg wires
~Engineering, Design, Northlake, IL
Electrical, Power, Machine
~Marketing/Sales, Singapore, Singapore
Wire termination to PCBs
~Engineering, Design, Oakwood, GA
Data and phine
~Maintenance/Facilities Management, Clearwater, FL
Control panels
~Bob E., Purchaser, Bridgeview, IL
Panel Building
~Marketing/Sales, Milwaukee, WI
DCS
~Other, Baton Rouge, LA
OEM
~Engineering, Consulting, Leiria, Portugal

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that terminal blocks have been used for.
6 answers
Answers:
Non-standard application- Support a desk at the bottom of its leg If its shaking.
~Engineering, Design, Chennai, India
Netec Industries specializes in custom requirements, low or high volume.
~Marketing/Sales, Aspen, CO
I have not used terminal blocks in a non-standard application.
~Isay G, Reliability Lab supervisor, Bber Sheva, Israel
Work shop test equipment and modifications.
~Dave G, Engineer, Falmouth Cornwall, UK
Alignment of rods for high voltage field.
~Larry K, Faculty/Staff, Amherst, MA
Solar based panels, wind mills.
~Amarpal Singh Oberoi O, Research & Development, PUNE, INDIA

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of terminal blocks?
9 answers
Answers:
A production line was brought to a stand still due to the back blowing out of a terminal, causing it to short to the terminal next to it, bringing down the 24VDC supply on the system.
~Electrical Engineer, Engineer, Geelong, Australia
Usage of terminals at low current without additional load may lead to incorrect passing of V/I
~Isay G, Reliability Lab supervisor, Bber Sheva, Israel
- Conductors coming loose because of wrong strip lengths or wrong conductor preparation
~Ed B, Design Engineer, Antwerp, Belgium
Burning because of loose connections especially blocks used in areas of high vibration.
~Dave G, Engineer, Falmouth Cornwall, UK
Yes, ONLY ONE allowed clamp on neutral and 400V destroyed 20th cash box.
~Martin Novak, Design Engineer, Brno, Czech republic
Use of low rated terminals for the power applications.
~Amarpal Singh Oberoi O, Research & Development, PUNE, INDIA
Not tightening screw type correctly - fire hazard
~Geoff H, Builder/Contractor, Warkworth, New Zealand
Melting and short of sensitive equipment
~Larry K, Faculty/Staff, Amherst, MA
Fire
~Bob E., Purchaser, Bridgeview, IL

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