Slot Car Corner makes lots of interesting things for slot cars, and one of them is this bulletproof, prefabricated driver's hookup panel:The panel is installed on a single-driver stand, for a recent proxy series of time trials on a one lane track. The blue panel has three brass bolts for controller alligator clips, and has a pre-wired terminal block, attached to the front leg of the stand.
A closeup of the panel shows a reversing switch for track polarity, and an XLR controller connector, wired in parallel with the three brass bolts:
The panel kit includes a paper template to lay out the hole needed in your fascia board. Husky bolts, nuts, and washers to hold the panel to the fascia are included. There is also a clear diagram of the terminal block to show where to hook up the negative and positive wires from your power supply, and the two leads that go to the track:
The wiring of the XLR socket, alligator clip bolts, reversing switch, and terminal block is all done for you. Wiring is sufficient for multi-amp service. Overload protectors (yellow squares) are on the terminal block:
This unit is fool proof, bullet proof, and only takes a few minutes to install. I usually find wiring a chore, but the Slot Car Corner controller hookup panel made wiring the one lane proxy track a pleasure. The panels are available with brake adjuster potentiometers, and in four different colors, too.