What is Terminal block shorting link?
A terminal block shorting link, also known as a jumper or shorting bar, is a metal component designed to electrically connect two or more adjacent terminals on a terminal block. Terminal blocks are devices used to connect and organize electrical wires or cables within an electrical or control system. They typically consist of a series of insulated blocks with metal terminals for securing wires.
The shorting link is used when you want to create an electrical connection between two or more adjacent terminals on the same terminal block. By inserting the shorting link, you effectively bridge the gap between terminals, allowing electrical current to flow freely between them. This can be useful in various scenarios:
1. Common Power Distribution
In power distribution applications, you might have multiple devices or components that need to share the same power source. By using shorting links, you can connect multiple terminals to a common power supply, simplifying the wiring and reducing the need for separate conductors.
2. Parallel Connections
Shorting links can be used to create parallel connections between terminals. This is often done when you want to parallel multiple devices or loads to share the same signal or power source.
3. Signal Distribution
In control systems, shorting links can be employed to distribute signals from one source to multiple destinations. This is particularly common in applications where the same signal needs to reach multiple devices.
4. Modularity and Flexibility
Shorting links provide a modular and flexible solution for configuring terminal blocks. By adding or removing shorting links, you can easily reconfigure the connections based on the specific requirements of the electrical system.