1. 120 VAC power distribution panel

  2. green project, allows for the shutting off line voltage to un-used electronics

  3. Built out of surplus components

  4. Row of breakers

  5. EMI filter

  6. Line voltage indicator

  7. In-line amp meter

  8. The following information is provided:

  9. Summary

  10. Photos


I bought an old switch panel at a hamfest for $11 when i was 14 years old.  I could not resist the lure of all of the circuit breakers placed in a perfect row with lamp indicators placed above each breaker.  I had to make use of this thing, so i mounted the switch panel onto a 19 blank rack plate.  I made use of the switch panel as a sort of main power distribution for my amateur radio station in high school, where each breaker controls power to an outlet.  Additional features include an old-school line voltage and amperage meter.   A high current EMI/RFI filter is placed in-line with the main breaker.  Care was taken in dressing the wiring harnesses throughout.

Line Power Distribution Panel

(built at age 16)

My photo albums

Really Big Switch Panel Hardware

Fall of 1996