OptoNews Tip: Video shows how to wire new spring clamps

Posted by Jean Femia on Mar 30, 2016 3:33:10 PM

Video: wire spring clamp connectorsSome recent Opto 22 products, like the SNAP-UDC-HDB breakout board and the 8-channel SNAP-AIRTD-8U analog input module, use new spring clamps for wiring field devices.

These spring clamps are faster for wiring and take up less space than the screw type, so they're a real advantage.

They may be a little tricky till you get used to them, though.

Here's Opto 22 Engineer Kyle Orman to show you quickly how to wire using the new clamps.

Note that for the SNAP-UDC-HDB, you can use a small flathead screwdriver to activate the clamp. For the SNAP-AIRTD-8U, the connector holes are smaller. So we've included a handy tool in the box with the module for your convenience. Save the tool!

Watch the video


Topics: Videos, Tips, optonews, I/O, OptoNews 2016-03-30

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Jean Femia writes about technical subjects and has focused on automation and control systems for more than 15 years. She likes learning about technology and taking corners in her Honda S2000.
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