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Terminals & Terminal Blocks

Terminal blocks, also known as connection terminals or terminal boards, are modular blocks used to connect multiple electrical wires together in a single connection point. They are commonly used in a wide range of electrical and electronic applications, and provide a convenient and reliable way to terminate and organize wires and cables.

A typical terminal block consists of a plastic or ceramic block with a series of metal terminals, each designed to accommodate one or more wires. The terminals are typically arranged in rows or columns, and may be separated by insulating barriers to prevent contact between adjacent terminals.

Terminal blocks come in a variety of sizes and configurations, depending on the specific application. Some common types of terminal blocks include:

Screw terminals: The most common type of terminal block, which uses a screw or clamping mechanism to secure the wire in place.

Spring terminals: Terminal blocks that use a spring-loaded mechanism to clamp the wire in place.

Barrier terminals: Terminal blocks that provide a physical barrier between adjacent terminals to prevent contact between wires.

Pluggable terminals: Terminal blocks that allow for easy installation and removal of wires by means of a connector or plug.

Terminal blocks are commonly used in a wide range of applications, including power distribution, control panels, industrial automation, and building wiring. They provide a convenient and reliable way to connect and organize multiple wires, and can be easily removed or reconfigured as needed. Some terminal blocks may also feature additional features such as surge protection, isolation, or grounding to provide additional safety or functionality.

Terminals & Terminal Blocks

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