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What are terminal boxes?
Terminal boxes are durable, portable containers used for holding terminals or other similarly small parts. They are an ideal way to organize, store, and transport terminals on a job site, to a marina, or anywhere else needed. No more hunting for a specific size or style. Looking for a 12-10 AWG heat shrink ring terminal for a 1/2" stud? That will be easy to find using terminal boxes. Pacer knows that having parts readily accessible makes a project that much easier. Our boxes offer scoop-type compartments. These compartmentalized boxes are perfect for use with small parts such as terminals, screws, fasteners, and more. To make it even better, we offer two different styles of terminal boxes.
"They are an ideal way to organize, store and transport terminals on a job site, to a marina, or anywhere else needed."
Where are terminal boxes implemented?
Terminal boxes are useful in a range of applications
Terminal boxes are implemented in field service where a range of terminals is needed on hand. This makes them ideal for both new wire and terminal installations as well as when replacing parts. If you are dealing with faded terminals, cracked terminals, or damaged terminals, then terminal boxes will hold the perfect solution for you. All you need are terminals and connectors and the proper tools. It is a good time to focus on what types of terminal boxes are available.
What types of terminal boxes are available?
Knowing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to handling small parts, we offer terminal boxes in either metal or plastic. Each of these options offers benefits you will not find with the other. Below we will take a look at the differences between them.
Plastic terminal boxes offer the unique advantage of being made from a translucent material. This means that you can see the item you need without having to open the box. This makes finding the right part a simpler task. With 18 individual compartments, this box is ideal to carry every terminal you could need for onsite repairs and maintenance. The bottom line is that you want a case that is durable and portable and with plastic terminal boxes, you get both.
Metal terminal boxes offer the advantage of extremely durable construction. We currently offer these in small and large sizes. Each metal terminal case is made from prime cold rolled steel and finished in rust and acid resistant baked enamel. These boxes are designed to be used with the 4-drawer rack which we will discuss in more detail below. Just as with the plastic terminal boxes, metal terminal boxes are built for durability and portability making them ideal for use in a range of applications. With 21 compartments you’ll have space for all your small parts.
How do I know which terminal box is right for my application?
The terminal box that best suits your specific application is probably going to be determined by how durable the box needs to be. The plastic box is extremely durable and lightweight however, it cannot handle the punishment that the metal box can. If your application will involve possilbe impact, abrasion, and exposure to environmental hazards, then the metal box is probably better suited for your needs. Otherwise, the plastic box is a solid choice.
Where would I use terminal boxes?
Terminal boxes are ideal for use in nearly any environment. They are ideal for field service, marinas, repair shops, and more. Many of our customers keep them on their boat or in their garage to have immediate access to the parts that they need. Their portable design gives them an advantage over larger toolboxes that may be bulky and cumbersome to carry.
What benefits do terminal boxes offer?
As we stated above, the biggest draw for these types of terminal containers is their durable and portable design. They are the perfect complement for a workstation or service vehicle. The small scoopable compartments are excellent for separating and sorting small parts such as screws and terminals. Their simplicity of use is something that brings customers back to buy additional terminal boxes.
What purpose does the 4-drawer rack serve?
The four-drawer rack is the ideal way to store your metal terminal boxes. Just as the metal boxes come in a small size or a large size, so too do the 4 drawer racks. These are perfect for use in repair shops, garages, and even job sites. Some of our customers have even gone as far as to install a 4-drawer rack in their vehicle so that they can have access to every part that they need at any time that they need it. These racks allow you to quickly and easily install and remove metal terminal boxes as needed.
What industries use these products?
Terminal boxes can be found in a whole range of industries including automotive, marine, industrial, solar, communication, database, and more. Think about it for a minute. Every field that uses electricity needs terminals and connectors. They need people who can use those terminals and connectors and access them quickly and on the spot. That is exactly what terminal boxes do. They make it easier for professionals to do what they do best.
Why choose Pacer?
With over forty years in the wire and cable and marine industries, Pacer has built a reputation around trust and customer satisfaction. Some of the world’s largest boat builders turn to Pacer for their electrical solutions and so should you. With a focus on quality and customer service, we have become the brand to trust. When you see Pacer on your products, you know that you have quality.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*