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 Extension Cord to Router Rail Terminal
You’re now going to fit your extension cord to your machine and connect it to the rail terminal at the router, so the female plug on the extension cord 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 your electronics enclosure making sure it passes by the SSR.
Then run it through any cable management system you may have and on to the start of your Y axis cable carrier.
Feed the cord through your Y axis cable carrier and through/across your gantry upright. Make sure the cord isn’t in a position where it can be pinched or snag on other components during movement. Also try and avoid any sharp bends or corners where the cord is forced into shape, these are points where the cord may split as it ages or cause internal shorting or other issues.
Then feed the cord through X axis carrier and on to the rail terminal. Pull the cord to the outer edge of the connector to gain a little extra cutting/stripping allowance. Make sure the cord is loose in the carrier, you may have to restrain it in a few places to make sure it doesn’t move over time.
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 other side of the connector.
Insert the stripped wires into the rail terminal and retighten screws.
- Each wire (colour) lines up with its corresponding wire on the router side,
- 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 other side with some form of clamp, pictured is a stick on clip.