Wire an AC Router to a SSR
DO NOT HAVE YOUR ELECTRONICS, ROUTER OR EXTENSION CORD PLUGGED IN WHILE YOU WORKON THEM!
Check that you can see the pronged plugs of the router and extension cord are not plugged in.
Best practice – hold the plugs in your hand and visually trace the cords back to the router and other end of the extension cord. This will confirm they are not plugged in.
Connect Router to Rail Terminals
We’re going to connect the router to the rail terminal so the plug on the end of the cable is no longer required. Cut the plug off and discard, it will not be required or the rest of the installation.
Thread the cord through the Z axis cable carrier to the other side. Leave a little on the router side of the carrier as you want the cable to fit loosely. Make sure there is nothing your cord can snag on.
Run the cord across the centre of the rail connector and line up the position you want to cut on the outer edge of the connector. Make sure your cord is not taut and allow your self a little extra cord allowance. Cut the remaining cord away.
Strip the outer sheath of the cord back about 30mm. Do not nick the individual wires as you may create a point where the wiring can short.
Then strip back the individual wires around 6-8mm each. Give each wire a twist and make sure there are no loose strands sticking out.
With a small screwdriver loosen of the 3 terminals on the router side of the connector.
Insert the stripped wires in to the rail terminal and retighten screws.
- There are no loose wire threads bridging connectors,
- Wires are clamped on firmly and centrally, and,
- You test each wire by giving it a tug to make sure the connection is solid.
Restrain the cord at the router side with some form of clamp, pictured is a stick on clip.