Hi all -
For interconnecting 12v equipment,
I have been using these Molex connectors for years in my shack:http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103448
If that link doesn't work for you : Model: 274-151 | Catalog #: 274-151
I have a particular schema for using these- the triangular end is always 12v+
etc - so that any 12 equipment always has one setup, and any source of 12vDC
always will mate with the right polarity.
Now I'm looking to do something better with these connectors.
I want to build an "enclosure" of some type that would be a bit like an Ethernet
patch panel -
All the female-side connectors would be mounted in a row in a box
perhaps 1" by about 6"-8" long, with a single large cable* going back to the power supply.
My question for the group is this:
Is anyone familiar enough with Molex connectors to know if there is other standard hardware that goes with Molex products?
ie, is there already some standard plate with holes in it designed to fit these connectors?
I realise I could spend hours and hours in my workshop trying to make rectangular holes in some kind of sheet metal and get it done -
but that would be silly and time-wasting if something already exists that is made
to snap these connectors into.
Anyone know if there is such a thing as standard mounting hardware available to buy for these Molex connectors?
* I intend this bank of connectors for all the low current devices, SWR meters, panel meters in antenna tuners, etc -- NOT for high current radios like my 757GX.