Old 01-26-2007, 01:52 AM
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Default RE: Barrel connectors- What's the current rating?

I thought there was a magazine article from MAN on this a few years back. I just searched their website but could not find it.

A more important question to ask is how much current the contacts can carry, not how many watts. Higher voltage will use less current for the same wattage (P = E x I). Current produces heat when the contacts can't carry enough electrons through them.

On a hunch, I'd say that the 3.5mm contacts should be OK for a 350W setup, but in real life, more info is needed. What's the size of your pack?

Does anyone else know where we can find that article that I was referring to (above)?

Bob