With a lot of decentralized controllers, I need to run both DMX and power to a lot of places. Some times it is convenient to daisy-chain the power, others is is best to run a separate feed from the Power supply.
For the latter solution, I designed this Power Distributor panel.
The panel is configured as 2 separate circuits and allows 2.1mm DC Barrel type connectors to be soldered directly on the PCB.
These DC Distribution boards have served me well. But with so many different controllers in use, I decided to recut the improve the unit. Rarely did I actually run two different voltages, so having 2 halves was wasted. In variable I would splice in a fuse in the controllers. And I was always getting out the multimeter to see if the unit had power.
So I I ditched one half and decided to add onboard fuses. I went with the mini Auto fuses. I added an LED and finally I modified the DC Power library model to take both DC power sockets or 2 pin terminal blocks. The following is the result.