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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:47 am 
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Hi everyone,
This is a more detailed but simplified version of the previous post, and this time I'll present evidence.
I wanted to buy the kind of connector block you find with wago blocks, such that each port is electrically connected to the others, so that a three port block, for instance, can be used for three live wires, or three neutral, and so on. Or five in the case of five ports.
On eBay the seller refers not to ports but to ways, as in the following: 'Wago 222 Series Spring Lever Reusable Terminal Block Connector 2 / 3 / 5 Way' .
Thinking that I knew the meaning of 'way' in this connection, and wanting a block with at least six or seven ports, which I did not realise are available in wago form, I ordered a twelve way block strip from an eBay seller. Here is the description: '12-Way Terminal Blocks Strip Connector 3A 6A 10A 15A 30A 60A Choc Block'.
But they turned out to be twelve two-screw terminals connected by plastic, not copper.
My point is quite simply that this use of 'way' is misleading if one is not familiar with electrics.
But also, I would be interested to know what the latter description should have been, or possibly the former, in order not to be misleading.
Cheers, Laurence

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:34 pm 
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Like this then (there might be more poles available if you look) ... 5yEALw_wcB

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Not wanting to "rain on your parade" and it is nothing personal, but it is you that are the one not understanding.

The ad you mention (see below)

"12-Way Terminal Blocks Strip Connector 3A 6A 10A 15A 30A 60A Choc Block'.

Clearly states, not once but Three times what it is that is being offered for sale.

Terminal Blocks

Strip Connector

and the best one, Choc Block (Its called that because it looks (slightly) like a bar of chocolate)

The word "way" means "how many" as in you can buy a 6 way consumers unit (You would expect it to have room for 6 protective devices as well as the main switch and RCD)

I would suggest that before you do / buy anything electrical you post here so we can help you to help yourself. Rome was not built in a day, and if you are starting out, you will need time to learn things.

Fret not, a forum is a collection of opinions. Above, are mine.

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Working on anything electrical? have you got a multi meter? why not? Would you hit a nail with a shoe?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:22 pm 
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I've merged your two open threads on the same subject OP.
One topic per subject please.

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