These breakout boards bring all 26 pins plus shield of a DB26HD (high density) connector out to spring/screw terminal blocks, allowing simple and quick connections for prototypes or permanent installations. These break out boards are perfect for production applications as well as for experimentation and prototype work. They are well-suited for interfacing with data acquisition equipment or any other devices that use a DB26HD connector. A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
Each of the three terminal rows on this board can be unplugged and removed from its base. This option provides an increased convenience in several different contexts:
Terminal rows can be independently populated before being utilized in a larger connection system. This is particularly useful when working with equipment in difficult to reach locations.
Terminal rows can easily be swapped between equipment.
Terminal rows can be unplugged quickly and easily for debugging purposes.
Individual terminal rows can be replaced when worn from extended use, instead of replacing the entire board.
To utilize this board's plugging feature, simply pull the terminal row away from its base, make the desired connections, and plug the assembled piece back into its base. Terminals can also be populated while still plugged into their base.
This product is available with two different wire terminal options:
Spring Terminals (BRKLD26HDM-RGx): Spring terminals allow connections to be made very quickly and efficiently.
Simply depress the actuator button on top of the terminal block, insert or remove the wire, and release the button.
In addition, screwless spring connections can offer better results in environments where vibration could potentially loosen standard screw terminal connections.
Screw Terminals (BRKLD26HDM-RWx): Each connection is made by turning a screw to tighten the wire in a terminal cage clamp.
Spring Terminals Click image to enlarge.
Screw Terminals Click image to enlarge.
These products are available in two different mounting variants. Product numbers ending with -DIN come
with DIN clips already installed and ready to snap onto 35mm or 32mm DIN rail. Product numbers ending with -FT
have stick-on rubber feet installed on the bottom side, allowing for benchtop use or panel mounting. For panel mounting, we suggest
1/4" nylon standoffs under the mounting holes, and #6 screws.
DIN Rail Mount BRKLD26HDM-RW-DIN Click image to enlarge. Rail not included
Rubber Feet BRKLD26HDM-RW-FT Click image to enlarge.
Terminal rows can be unplugged from their base
Terminals for each of the 26 lines, plus shield
Terminals accomodate wire sizes from 12AWG to 24AWG
Terminal pitch is 5mm (NOTE: Terminal pitch on our other products is typically 3.5 mm.)
Available with spring terminals or screw terminals
DB26HD Male Breakout Board, R/A Connector, 5mm Pluggable Spring Terminals, Feet
All of the above items are normally stocked. Please call us if you need to verify availability for a specific quantity, or for pricing at higher quantities. Please visit our ordering page for our ordering policies and a list of ordering methods.
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