PowerPole® Modular Connectors (5 red + 5 black + 10 contacts)
These connectors have quickly become the standard for portable radio operating. 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.
- 15A barrel contacts suitable for soldering or crimping on light-duty cable.
- 30A barrel contacts suitable for soldering or crimping (MOST POPULAR)
- 45A open contacts (200G1L) suitable for crimping on heavy duty cable.
We have a suitable crimping tool available.
Bulk pack of 30A connectors available too!
Don't risk destroying your radio by connecting the battery using crocodile clips.
We supply a pack of five red shells, five black shells and ten contacts.
- black 45 Amp housings (Anderson PowerPole® part# 1327G6)
- red 45 Amp housings (Anderson PowerPole® part# 1327)
- Genuine Anderson plated copper contacts
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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Power pole connectors are really good, they are great in the shack and make powering kit in the field really really easy too. My only slightly negative comment, if you've never used them before, watch a video on how to use them and buy the bigger bag of connectors!
Rule 47: If it’s a 12v cable it should have Powerpoles fitted! Buying from SOTAbeams means that I know I’m getting genuine, non-knockoff Powerpole connectors. (Perhaps a BIG (25 connector) pack would be a good idea?). The usual good SOTAbeams service.
No problem assembling the parts. Used crimp tool then soldered connection
There are some fakes around, but SOTAbeams only supply the genuine ones so you can be sure of the best performance & safety. Handy to be able to buy in small quantities too. Search YouTube for handy crimping tutorials.