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Author Topic: Part name (prewired terminal block?)  (Read 1129 times)

fUdB3

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Part name (prewired terminal block?)
« on: May 16, 2019, 03:27:07 PM »

Inside an older outdoor pedestal, there is a terminal block looking component with 10 3/8'' hex posts, which allows for 5 pairs respectively.

It's sealed, and prewired with 5 pairs (blue, orange, green, brown, grey/slate)

I can't seem to find any equivalent part that is made today. Does anyone know what this is called?
One advantage is it really cuts down on splicing / crimping.

Similar in appearance to this bus bar, except with hex posts, and the prewired pairs coming out the back.
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Re: Part name (prewired terminal block?)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2019, 05:50:06 PM »

Welcome to the Kitz forum.  :)

I have a mental picture of the item you've described but, as far as I am aware, no such item has ever been used in the UK's communications infrastructure.

(I believe that the item you have shown in the image, as a "something-like example", is a common grounding (or earthing) point.)
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Re: Part name (prewired terminal block?)
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 03:15:25 PM »

Thanks for the reply.

Yes it's most likely a legacy part that came with the pedestal, and is no longer made.

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Re: Part name (prewired terminal block?)
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 03:15:28 PM »

After searching some more, I think I found the a version of the modern day equivalent.
The binding posts have been swapped out in favor of IDC connectors, and it comes in 5, 10, and 25 pair.

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