Bus Cheeks are just what they sound like: cheek ends with bus boards built in on either side. There are enough 16-pin connectors to power thirteen modules, and there are LED indicators for each power rail. Just plug in a power module and you're all set!
Bus Cheeks will work with Synthrotek or Vector brand rails. If you purchase rails from us, you will also get slide nuts and a long 16-pin ribbon cable that runs from one cheek to the other (so that both cheeks light up and distribute power).
This circuit does require some tight soldering and a steady hand.
Please note: Bus Cheeks do not have an internal power supply; you will need to connect a power supply to them if you want to distribute power to your modules.
- Supplies power for 13 modules*
- Max module depth: 70mm**
- Power consumption (total for both ends):
- +12V: 0.5mA
- -12V: 0.5mA
- +5V: 6.5mA
USB Power specifications (if selected):
- Power output:
- +12V: 125mA
- -12V: 125mA
- +5V: 0-125mA
- +12V: 250mA
- -12V: 250mA
- +5V: 0-125mA
The amount of 5V current available will vary depending upon the current draw on the +/-12V rails.
*There are 8 connectors on each cheek, but if you plug in a power supply module and run a bus cable between the cheeks, you end up with 13 usable connectors. If you need more connections, you can run one of our Deluxe Flying Bus Cables between the cheeks.
**Modules adjacent to the cheek ends have 15mm of clearance before hitting the red LED and 38mm of clearance before hitting a 16-pin connector. It's a great place for a 2HP passive module or anything shallow.