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)
- genuine Anderson 15/30/45 Amp solder/crimp contacts (plated copper alloy)
- 15A and 30A are Closed Barrel. 45A is Open Barrel (see diagram in contact type section)
We sell several types of Powerpole contact, which have different current ratings based on the size of wire they are designed to accept.
The Powerpole ends are identical for all the connectors we sell, so they can be connected together even if they have a different current rating. It is only the wire end which differs.
If crimping Powerpole contacts, the correct size contacts should be used. Otherwise, if contacts designed for thicker wire are used, there is a risk of the wire pulling out of the contact when tension is applied. For example, when pulling on the cable to disconnect it from something (although for disconnecting all types of cables including Powerpole cables, it is usually better to pull directly on the connector instead of the cable if you can!).
If soldering wire to the contacts, the contact current rating is less critical. It is fine to use contacts that are larger than necessary, as the extra space can be filled with solder. Please note the 45A connector is an open barrel connector and will need the barrel closing up using pliers /crimper before soldering to allow the contact to be correctly inserted into the shell.
- 15A: wire size 20 to 16 AWG, 0.52 to 1.3 mm2 CSA Closed Barrel
- 30A: wire size 16 to 12 AWG, 1.3 to 3.3 mm2 CSA Closed Barrel
- 45A: wire size 14 to 10 AWG, 2.1 to 5.3 mm2 CSA Open Barrel
("CSA" wire sizes are the "cross-sectional area" of the wire.)
Why we don't stock roll pins? 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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Good quality genuine powerpole connectors. Very robust, easy to connect and disconnect. Great for use in the shack or out portable. You get what you pay for and these are brilliant! I will certainly be using 'Sotabeams' again.
First time I've used these and they work well, once I'd worked out how to use the crimping tool correctly.
I've brought a couple of packs of these and they are a solid and reliable connector. Good quality study plastic casings and metal contacts.
ALLWAYS BUY THE GENUINE ONES NOT CHINESE COPIES
These connectors are just the Doggies Donuts! I don´t use anything else. Quality Product!!
Well machined and fit together like a glove. Richard supplies only the real McCoy APP. Foolishly, I had tried the cheaper PowerPole-like connectors from a different online supplier (much cheaper). Big mistake, very few of them worked. Colossal waste of money, time and effort. Stick with the real deal from a supplier you can trust.
Great for tidying up the DC distribution in the shack. Looks much neater now (o: 73 Phil G4NVR
What can be added to comments about these? Easy to assemble and use, these are a boon in the shack and elsewhere. One pointer, avoid using the roll pins to secure the two sections instead use a a touch of cyanoacrylate glue. Anderson could put some more thought into brackets or holders for these to be mounted onto a panel, the small metal parts are some what expensive and only suitable for one set of contacts
Excellent product. I deal for power to TRX etc.
Decided to change all my DC connections to these, ideally you need to get the correct crimper. Makes for a quick change for me when i want to go from a power supply to a battery for my Transceivers.