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Wiring Copper Tape

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Hi

Could anyone give me a hint as to the easiest way to wire power to copper tape on a routed track and with approx 20mtre lane length and how many taps would one need to have?

cheers

wombat

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Few different option for connecting the wires up.

 

You can put some counter sunk brass screws in and solder the wire on to them under the table. just put some tape over the screws.

 

I drilled a hole in the board and then made a groove with the drill. I soldered the wires to the tape so they sat a little below the surface and covered with tape. You need to solder the wire across the join. I sort of filled the groove with solder.

 

My track is 14.5m I don't have any power taps and it work fine.

 

cheers

David

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There is a fair bit of old tape still on the track in reasonable condition do you suggest removing this or can i just go over the old stuff?

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With the old tape you try cleaning it and then patching in breaks, but if you don't want to do that and wanted to lay a fresh layer I would remove the old stuff.

 

cheers

DM

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