View Full Version : looking for a coonection box
05-27-2009, 05:43 AM
need a box to make connections for the steppers.here is a link with the box.
Any suggestions on what to use would be much appreciated. The steppers just have the wires hanging out of the case.
05-27-2009, 09:11 AM
We know them as potting boxes with lids, just looked on Digikeys site and what a mess, no pictures and going round in circles.
Mouser has these.
Looks like you guys have to buy the boxes and lids seperate ?
05-28-2009, 01:55 AM
The local home center will have something that will work. May or may not be cheaper than mouser/digikey. The cheapest route would be a small junction or receptacle box and blank cover if you are not worried about it being weather proof. I know my local home depot also sells quite a few nema enclosures in gray pvc. These all come with sealed covers. My vote would go for small steel receptacle box and blank cover-- shrink wrap the connections inside if you are worried about the environment.
05-28-2009, 06:30 AM
Thats what I did Jason
I looked all over yesterday. Went and bought shallow boxes and the blank cover and took to the 12 disc sander. Look good enough. I will pu some weather gaskets today and mount em up.Took a Dremel and sliced a small slot to pass a band clamp thru to hold them on. Works great.