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Terminating a Buss Run

jmscnw <jmscnw@...>
 

What is the correct way to terminate a buss run ?

Would you wrap a wire nut around the wire end ?

How about just using IDC connector ?

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

Just cut the wires off and hold them mechanically in place....Really, the electrons won't escape. :-)
Adding a wire nut to each wire will help ensure that nothing else touches it. It could also end at a terminal strip for future expansion of your empire.
Better yet, the end of the bus run is the ideal place to add an R/C bus terminator. So put ae point terminal strip there and use the center terminal for the R & C tiepoint.
DonV

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What is the correct way to terminate a buss run ?

Would you wrap a wire nut around the wire end ?

How about just using IDC connector ?

jmscnw <jmscnw@...>
 

Don,

Thanks for options info.

How about using your last feeder connection along the buss line ?
Would it be okay to " dead end " the wire inside the IDC connector.



Just cut the wires off and hold them mechanically in place....Really,
the electrons won't escape. :-)
Adding a wire nut to each wire will help ensure that nothing else
touches it. It could also end at a terminal strip for future expansion
of your empire.
Better yet, the end of the bus run is the ideal place to add an R/C
bus terminator. So put ae point terminal strip there and use the
center terminal for the R & C tiepoint.
DonV

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

How about using your last feeder connection along the buss line ?
Would it be okay to " dead end " the wire inside the IDC connector.

Yes, you can end the bus wires at a scotchlok IDC connector that connects the last track drop feeder to the DCC bus.
But be aware that part of the IDC connector requires that the wire insulation actually extends a littler bit past the connector body in order to ensure that the wire remains straight inside the connector.
DonV