Tim Koritz

Terminal Blocks

Discussion created by Tim Koritz on Feb 8, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2008 by Kirk Jess
I have a terminal block with 16 terminals. I need to add it to my component library so that I can import a From-to-List. My problem is that to insert a component into the library it has to have a connection point. But, ring terminals mate to the terminal block so technically it should not have any connection points.

So, do I add 16 connection points to the terminal block and modify the route later so that the wire is attached to the ring terminal? Or am I thinking all wrong about this and the terminal block should just be a standard library part? I can just foresee problems with this....

For an overall question -- how do you folks treat terminal blocks? Do you have them in your component library?