These AC mains power distribution strips, with a single power inlet, offering 14 IEC outlets, are designed to mount vertically or horizontally within the rear of a rack, inside flight cases or be flush mounted on walls or under work stations. A multi-position lacing bar option caters for most IEC cable connector types.
A single 20 amp inlet is internally split between two groups of seven IEC outlets. Each group of seven outlets is rated at 10 amps total and is fitted with an independent 10 amp fuse and power-present neon lamp. Power inlet is via either a cable gland and internal screw terminal block, a fixed un-terminated 3-metre orange lead, or a 20 amp Powercon connector. Cable gland and fixed leads are located on the end of the case, the Powercon inlet is located on the front panel adjacent to the IEC outlets.
The units are 19 inches long so may be horizontally mounted inside a rack if the Powercon version is used, or if there is sufficient space to route the inlet cable at the side of the rack strip.
MDS units are constructed from steel and have three-hole mounting flanges at each end. Finished in dark grey.
Required accessories: MDS2 will require a NEUTRIK POWERCON NAC3FCA Mains input cable connector, stock code 42-021.
Optional accessories: Lacing bars, see below. See also: AC mains power leads - IEC-lock, AC mains power leads - IEC standard, IEC AC mains connectors.
As IEC cable plugs vary enormously in size and design, it is not possible to define a wire retaining-clip which is universal. To overcome the challenge of securing all IEC connector types, both re-wireable and moulded, a double-rod lacing bar may be fitted. The stainless rods may be fitted in a variety of positions to take account of the size of the cable connector. This dual bar type is particularly suitable where connectors of different heights are inserted or where excess cable must be doubled back. An example would be when ‘double ended’, fixed length, moulded AC mains cords, such as the IEC-Lock types, are used.
Other sizes and colours are available to special order. Switched, MCB, fused and filtered versions are under development and will become available as finalised.