Where do you guys get your supplies (wire, connectors, tools) for -48VDC stuff?
Graybar electric or Anixter. They can supply any of that stuff. There is not much specific about -48 VDC, just copper lugs, taps, and wire of the correct type and gage and you should be good to go. For tools from those suppliers I recommend both Amp and Thomas & Betts as reputable. The tooling is costly but mil-spec stuff often is and is often required for central office work.
I use auto parts stores, if the current isn't much. Your typical thick
gauge battery cable can carry quite a bit and auto part stores are
For DC 'stuff' in general (wires, fuses, distribution, etc), I use
Make sure you get wire rated for 90°C at a minimum. Telcoflex or cobra wire is good.
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