From: "Frank Bemelman"
Subject: Re: 5.00 or 5.08 mm terminal blocks?
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 23:01:35 +0100
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"Spehro Pefhany" schreef in bericht
> Okay, a simple choice right? I want to standardize on one or the other
> pitch of pluggable (Phoenix green style) pluggable terminal blocks for a
> series of instruments. Which should it be? All other things being equal,
> 5.00 mm gives a bit higher density. Prices, availability, ratings and
> safety-agency approvals are all identical from what I can tell.
My choice would be 5.08mm pitch. There isn't much 5mm stuff
around (yet?) and I have a feeling that it will only cause
a lot of aggrevation by the end user. Of cource you provide
the female connector with your instrument, but these things
do get lost sometimes. I would personally explode if I had
to install a phoenix style apparatus with 5.0 mm pitch and
only had 5.08 connectors. Well, perhaps not, I would use
whatever extra force it requires to jam that 12 pole 5.08mm
into the 5.0 mm pitch receiving end.
BTW, there is a 3.8mm pitch too (150 mil). At least that
one looks much different than 5.0mm versus 5.08mm! These
also have better isolation between the pins.
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