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|Posted: Mon Mar 4th, 2019 05:40 pm||
Your electricians-mate looks pretty darn lazy ... Snoozing on the job again ! by the looks of things.
Arh ! ... That's more like it ! ... Looks like they're checking the specs. on the new cable now.
C L kitty !
It looks like your layout baseboards are in 2 separate parts at the moment ...
... So you're gonna need at least 1 connector, to make connection & disconnection easy.
Perhaps you have some connectors already, in your parts hoard !
You could have 2 connectors, 1 on each join also ...
... But a 'Bus' only actually 'needs' to be 1 long line of cable as a minimum spec.
Just a guesstimation, the solar-panel cable, might be 2.5mm CSA (cross sectional area) & rated at maybe 30 Amps.
Plenty for a Porter !
I would tend to use thinner cable, like Peter has used, or many other similar types ...
... but, since you got that solar-panel cable, you may as well try to use it.
The only issues might be, fitting it into your connectors screw-terminals ...
... or getting enough heat into it, to ensure a decent solder 'flow', if the connector is a solder type.
Before choosing your board-to-board connector ...
... You might wanna think about any 'extra' buses that may be needed on your layout.
D.C.C. I think you are wanting ?
Switch-machines / Point-motors ?
Building lighting, perhaps a standard 12 Volts ?
What have I forgotten ?
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