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***NEW IMPROVED TOOL from 27 Jan 2017***
For 15-30-45 Amp inserts. PowerPole® connectors can be crimped or soldered. Crimping is a quick and effective way of making reliable DC connections.
Useful as a "club-buy" to share between members. Connectors not included.
Crimping is a connection method that requires the plug insert to be deformed to grip the wire (to form a good connection). If the wire in the crimp is too small, the crimp will not be deformed sufficiently to grip the wire. In such cases, it is often possible to get a viable crimp by doubling up the wire inside the crimp. If this fails you either need a smaller crimp or you will have to solder the wire.
PowerPole® is a registered trademark of Anderson Power Products, Inc.
Posted by Emyr Morris on 5th Jan 2017
I've owned quality crimpers for 50 ohm and 75 ohm BNC and know the value of having the correct tool for the job and a quality one at that.
This crimper falls into that 'correct tool and quality tool' category and should give years of service.
Thank you de 2W0MWM
Posted by Unknown on 28th Dec 2016
I bought got one of those and it made my power cabling life much easier! However, one needs to get the orientation the correct way round, and not crimp too close to the contact. Otherwise, it will bend and not slide into the connector casing.
Despite it working well, I am giving it 4 stars for not being a PowerPole(R) branded product. The tool was made by a company called Iwiss.
Posted by Peter - LB0K on 2nd Sep 2016
This tool gives a far better 'roll and crimp' action than simple pliars.
I've used it now for making up small wiring looms for some EmCom station packages and all the connections have passed quite hard testing.
Of course one needs to be aware of the correct orientation of the contact before squeezing but that is all part of the technique.
And we'll get fewer conductor fractures now!
I would use the same tool professionally as well. (And have done too).
Posted by Unknown on 6th Apr 2016
Once I got the hang of it this crimp tool is a definite labour saving device that produces a perfect connection. It is well worth the expense and has encouraged me to use power pole connectors more extensively in the shack.
Posted by Peter Thompson on 2nd Mar 2016
After using one of the cheaper crimping tools for some time, I realise it was well worth spending a bit extra to get one of these. It's so easy to get a perfect crimp that you can feel 100% confident of, first time every time. Money well spent!
Posted by Bill on 2nd Mar 2016
An essential tool for ensuring that connectors are crimped properly.
A bit heavy and some planning is needed to hold the conductor end in position in the connector as the crimp tool is moved into position before crimping. Very positive action.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Feb 2016
Quick and easy to use - BUT
Read the instructions and orientate the crimp as indicated, otherwise you end up with a deformed crimp, which will not insert into the connector housing.
Posted by Andy on 27th Nov 2015
Makes connecting wires to the power pole connectors easy. Works with both 30 & 45A connectors
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