How to Make a Slip Ring Power Connector?

September 23, 2021 2 min read

If you are looking for the method to make the slip ring power connector, you must be at an expert level, as creating such a connection is a difficult task.


What is a slip ring connection?

The slip ring connection is the particular connection type in which the stationary wire connects with the continuously rotating wire while maintaining adequate signal and data transmission.

Use of slip ring connection:

The slip ring connections are used in large projects where you are inclined to create your wind turbine or experiment with a basic level robot. In the creation of all these products, the slip ring connection plays an important role.

Besides, homes, the construction industry, and even temporary stage lights also use the formation of this connection.

Process of making a slip ring power connector:

Below are the steps you have to follow to make your slip-ring connection.

Step 1: Take two wires probably of different colors to indicate the differences.

Step 2: Strip the metallic cases of a few centimeters to reveal the copper wire underneath.

Step 3: Setup a conductor on the equipment that you know would be moving. Creating two circles with the conducting material would be the right thing to do, one for each wire (static).

Step 4: Join the two stationary wires with each of the conducting circles using waterproof solder wire connector or T-Tap wire connector. The electricity will flow through the wires to the conductor, which will be in continuous contact with the other end of the wire irrespective of the velocity.

Step 5: Beneath the conducting material setup on the rotational platform, insert the other end of the wire to form the connection. Connect it to the electrical equipment, power, or motor that you want to operate. There are two different stationary wires connected to each circle. Join the same colored wired underneath the conducting material to form a straight connection.

Step 6: Now initiate the power, your slip ring connection has been formed.

Step 7: In this connection, two stationary wires touch the conductor. The conductor, in turn, provides the power supply to the other end of the wire connected with the electrical equipment i.e., a bulb, led lights, or turbines to make it work.

So, this means the concept of brushing is given a practical form to make this connection work.


Summing up:

Sling ring connectors offer you ease in performing complex DIY electrical tasks. However, you have to understand them before you can connect or generate benefits.