Terminal strips - connecting terminals for electronic projects
Discover the advantages of electronic terminal blocks! Improve your Maker projects with the efficient and reliable technology and experience an easy and safe installation of cables or wires.
What are terminal strips?
Terminal strips, also known as connecting terminals, are an important part of electrical circuits that are used to connect cables or wires in a safe and stable way. There are different types of terminal strips, such as connectors, lugs, luster terminals and Wago terminals. Connector terminal strips are connecting terminals used to join cable ends quickly and easily. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes and are perfect for your Maker projects, home automation, or even in the home where terminal strips are often found in electrical boxes. Cable lugs Terminal strips are small plastic pieces used to insulate and protect cable ends. They are particularly suitable for use in electrical engineering and electronics. Wago terminal strips are a type of connector used to connect cable ends quickly and easily. Using spring clamp terminals, Wago terminal blocks are the most popular connecting terminals. They are usually made of plastic and are used to connect conductors and wires. For example, lamps can be easily connected using this type of terminal blocks. With these different types of terminal blocks, you can connect your electrical circuits quickly, easily and safely. It's important that you choose the right type of terminal strip for your application to ensure that the connections are strong and secure.
What is a luster terminal?
Luster terminals are clamps used to connect wire ends on switches, outlets and other electrical devices. They are usually made of brass or copper and are particularly suitable for use in residential buildings. In Germany, for example, VDE standards do not permit luster terminals or other loose terminals for connecting conductors in distribution boards, since certain requirements cannot be met with them. Fixed terminal blocks or terminal strips must be used there.
What do I have to pay attention to when using them?
If you use terminal strips, you should make sure that the strips are stable and of the right size. It is important to apply the strips to clean and dry surfaces to ensure a secure connection. It's important to tighten the moldings to make sure they hold securely. Also, make sure the battens are properly spaced along the joint to ensure even loading.
What to look for when buying?
When purchasing terminal strips, check to see if it is appropriate for your project. You should always make sure that the terminal blocks are used correctly so that you don't take any risks. In the worst case, incorrect installation can lead to accidents or fires, because not every terminal is suitable for all types of installation.