The Screw Terminals 5mm Pitch (3-Pin) by Sparkfun are a versatile and essential component for any electronics project. These terminals come in either 2 or 3 positions, offering flexibility in terms of connection points. One of their standout features is the ability to slide-lock together, allowing you to form any size you need. This feature makes them adaptable for various projects, as they can easily form a 4, 5, or even up to 20 position terminal without any issues.
These terminals are rated up to 300V @ 8A, offering a high level of electrical capacity. They can accept wire sizes from 26 to 14AWG, providing a broad range of compatibility with different wires. The 5mm pin pitch aligns perfectly with standard 2.54mm perf boards. However, the pins have a thickness of 1.0mm, which may require an increase in the hole diameter on some perf boards.
Please note that the 3-pin terminals can only connect to other 3-pin terminals and are not compatible with the 2-pin terminals. This is crucial to remember when planning your connections and designing your project.
The Screw Terminals 5mm Pitch (3-Pin) by Sparkfun offer a blend of versatility, high capacity, and adaptability that makes them a valuable addition to any electronics toolbox. Whether you're working on a small home project or a large-scale professional assignment, these terminals will provide the reliable connections you need.
For more detailed information about the product, refer to the datasheet available on the Sparkfun website.