PowerPole® Modular Connectors Shack Pack
***There are a lot of fake connectors about. We sell only genuine Anderson PowerPole® connectors.***
12 red shells, 12 black shells, 24 contacts
These connectors have quickly become the standard for DC distribution at home and in the field. Their clever design means that they will only mate one way round while each connector is sexless. Brilliant! Powerpole connectors are easy to fit and can be soldered or crimped. They are perfect for use in the shack or portable. Large orders will be sent as a bulk pack.
Don't risk destroying your radio by using crocodile clips or "banana" plugs.
Our Shack Pack consists of 12 red shells, 12 black shells and 24 contacts.
- black housings (Anderson PowerPole® part# 1327G6)
- red housings (Anderson PowerPole® part# 1327)
- 30 Amp plated copper solder/crimp contacts (Anderson PowerPoleV part# 1331)
From time to time people ask me for roll pins for PowerPole® connectors. I have never used then and I don't stock them.
Why? Roll pins are NOT RECOMMENDED by the connector manufacturer.
The ARRL discusses them here.
Read what a reviewer says:
"[Roll pins] sound like a great idea until you try them out. The roll pins are so rigid and the plastic housings are so (relatively) flexible that instead of the roll pin compressing, the two housings spread apart slightly to accommodate the pin. This makes the pinned connector pair a little harder to connect to a pair that is not pinned due to the slight spacing mismatch. They also don't feel like they'll stay in place super reliably. If one comes loose, you've got a nice little conductive piece of metal bouncing around near your electrical equipment. That's a recipe for a really bad day if the pin finds it's way into anything with a circuit board. Other than trying one or two out initially, they're all sitting in the bottom of a box somewhere. I've never had problems with connectors coming apart anyways."
PowerPole® is a registered trademark of Anderson Power Products, Inc.
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Assembly is quite straightforward, if you watch the SOTA Beams training video before you start. Seems to work OK. No snags so far.
It's good to know that these are the real thing and not 'cheap' fakes.
I'd recommend getting a crimp tool as well, as soldering the connectors can be a bit fiddly.
Already have two 4 way boxes in use.
The six way is for portable operation, easy to assemble and with an external cable input gives me all the necessary outlets.
Quick tip clean and tin the fuse holders before soldering to the pcb.
Would have given 5 star but needs an external cable input.
These are the genuine Anderson Powerpole components and perform perfectly, soldered or crimped
Great connectors. Have put them on almost everything now.
While you are at it, get the very reasonable crimp tool and maybe a fuser 6 power distribution kit.
I like to be sure that I'm buying the genuine item, always a worry on less reputable sites. These are the genuine Anderson Powerpole components and perform perfectly, even if the operator doesn't always crimpt them correctly - buy some spares if you're new to this :)
After a while of procrastination, I bought a shack pack, along with the crimping tool. It is quite fiddly obtaining the correct crimp, and then getting the contact to sit successfully into the housing, but the effort is worth it for standardising the power in the shack.
It would have been nice to have one more contacts (than housings) with the pack, as a beginner was bound to mess it up on the first attempt.
I have been meaning to do this for some time. The power poles are easy to fit and solder. Sotabeams have them at a good price and delivery was quick.
To avoid using connector blocks (choc blocks) I decided some time ago to standardise all my radio equipment power connectors, and Powerpoles by Anderson were my preferred choice. I've sourced from various locations, but Sotabeams is competitive on price and fast on delivery. North East Manchester RAYNET is gradually following my example, ensuring easy connectivity between members of the groups equipment when necessary. Capable of more than enough current capability, non reversible and easy to connect and separate, but vibration resistant.