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Danny's Corner

Safety first

Printed out the e-stop enclosure, and everything came up roses. I did have to tweak my 3D printer quite a bit, but the resulting part came out great.

The wiring of a typical emergency stop switch is pretty simple. All you're really looking to do is disconnect the live (black) AC wire. The ground (green) and the neutral (white) wires can stay connected. As long as you short the live wire, power stops flowing.

Since I'm pretty freaked out about AC mains power, all the wires connected to the plugs were soldered and shrink wrapped. The other ends were all given insulated crimps so it can all be taken apart if necessary. This specific switch is rated for 10A. That's probably enough for what I've got planned. All the wires are 16awg and should be able to soak up 15A or more without a sweat.

More to do, but at least its a start.

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