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    Default Best way to go from ribbon cable to individual conductors?

    Updating the controls on my plasma table and the new controller board uses 8pin ribbon cable for I/O, while the drive use single conductors.

    What's the professional way to bridge this gap? I'm thinking rail mounted terminal blocks, but that seems bulk and unnecessary. IS there a better way?

    Thanks, Cole

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    There are a lot of adapter boards out there with a ribbon cable connector on one end and terminals on the other. Try some of the hobbyist sites like Adafruit.com to see if they have what you need. Phoenix Contact makes this kind of stuff too. You also can put crimp ferules on the ribbon conductors so you can do a good job with a terminal block that has box style connections. 15mm Din rail style is what I use in junction boxes. The Euro style terminal strips can work but they kind of suck in my book.

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    Perfect. Thanks Gary.

    I'll stick to ferrules and terminal blocks already have those anyhow.


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