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March 5, 2012 AT 2:59 pm

NEW PRODUCT – Slip Ring with Flange – 22mm diameter, 6 wires, max 240V @ 2A

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NEW PRODUCT – Slip Ring with Flange – 22mm diameter, 6 wires, max 240V @ 2A. With a slip ring assembly, your electronics can now twist and turn safely. Add wheel encoders, 360 degree sensors, rotating LEDs, rotors and more! We’ve seen a lot of people DIY slip ring’s out of desperation but no longer, simply pick up one of these to solve any rotation needs you have.

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Inside the plastic tube is a gold plated slip ring for 6 wires. There are six color coded wire sets made of 26 AWG and no matter how you twist the assembly, they will remain in continuity. Each of the wire sets can carry up to 2A at up to 240VAC or 240VDC. There’s a 44mm (1.7″) diameter flange with mounting holes to make it easy to attach or you can cut it off with a hacksaw and drill/machine as you wish it seems to just be ABS plastic. Rated to rotate up to 300 RPM (but you can probably go faster if you don’t mind a reduced life and/or noise).

  • Rated voltage: 240VAC/240VDC
  • Rated current: 2 Amp
  • 6 x 6″ long 26 AWG wires

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8 Comments

  1. Wow! This might be the coolest product I’ve seen Adafruit offer – I had no idea these could be had at the hobbyist level. Cannot WAIT to get my hands on some of these!

  2. Gregory Lindsey

    I absolutely agree. This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen Adafruit offer. You better believe I’ll be picking some of these up when the next paycheck rolls around!

  3. THANK YOU!

    I’ve been looking for a good slip-ring solution, failing to find one, and eventually working around (or failing to do so) for so long – literally decades, probably. It’s definitely time to revisit some of the old notebooks, and start putting together another Adafruit order!

  4. YES, YES, YES!!!!! I’ve needed a solution like this for sometime now, it was the only thing holding my project back!

  5. Hooray!

  6. I can’t wait to see what the community makes with this thing! I am excited beyond words.

  7. excellent, I am done making sliding contacts out of copper tape

  8. This is really slick. Great product!

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