Crimp Tool for PowerPole® Connectors
***A good quality tool that will give years of service***
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.
Tips on crimping
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.
45 Amp Powerpole contacts have a slightly different design to the 30 and 15 Amp variety. The 45 A contacts have open "wings" to accommodate the wire correctly. To get a good crimp they need to be carefully aligned in the tool. If you are not very good at aligning things, an easy way to ensure a good crimp is to squeeze the wings together with very slightly with pliers once the wire is inserted and before crimping.
PowerPole® is a registered trademark of Anderson Power Products, Inc.
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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.
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.
Makes connecting wires to the power pole connectors easy. Works with both 30 & 45A connectors