Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

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Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Post by waldenpotato » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:35 pm

I received my PSU boards today - along with the three pin power socket used with the Yamaha power adapters. I'm realizing that I don't know the strategy for wiring the power socket and power switch. Attached is a photo. Are these just simple solder-and-heat-shrink jobs? For example, do I just put the power wires into the three pin socket, solder the wire to the socket, and then insulate with heat shrink tubing? Or is there a more appropriate or better way to do this?

I have the same question for the power switch, but this will depend on what switch I end up using - it might be more like wiring a mono socket.


Thanks.

Update:
I should mention that I'm using the three pin power socket available from Oakley.

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Re: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Post by Synthbuilder » Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:18 am

waldenpotato wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:35 pm
For example, do I just put the power wires into the three pin socket, solder the wire to the socket, and then insulate with heat shrink tubing?
Yes. I normally tin the bared ends of the wires. Then fill the solder buckets on the socket with a bit of solder. Then re-apply heat to the solder bucket and slide the wire into place. Remove heat and that one is done.

Heat shrink can be applied to act as a strain relief.

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Re: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Post by waldenpotato » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:03 am

Synthbuilder wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:18 am
Yes. I normally tin the bared ends of the wires. Then fill the solder buckets on the socket with a bit of solder. Then re-apply heat to the solder bucket and slide the wire into place. Remove heat and that one is done.
This is a great strategy, thanks.

What about the power switch? From the part number in your parts guide I've found this:
https://www.newark.com/multicomp/r13-24 ... a-02-bb-3a

The product information states that the connectors are "quick connect", which is what the spades on the various power pcbs connect to or with. But I can't tell what size quick connect spades these switches have - the data sheet doesn't specify. Can I assume they would be the same as the spades used on the power boards?

Or I could solder directly to the switch, but I'd like to use the proper connector if it isn't a hassle.

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Re: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Post by Synthbuilder » Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:24 am

waldenpotato wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:03 am
Can I assume they would be the same as the spades used on the power boards?
Probably not. I would think they would be the smaller middle sized (4.8mm) spades. You can solder these sorts of tabs but you can melt the plastic if you're not fast enough.

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Re: Strategy for wiring three pin power socket and switch for PSUs

Post by waldenpotato » Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:38 am

Synthbuilder wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:24 am
I would think they would be the smaller middle sized (4.8mm) spades.
I will try this smaller size. Thanks.

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