PowerPole® Connectors Shack Pack (12 pairs)

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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)

G0HWC discusses PowerPole® connectors.

Contact type

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.)


Video: Soldering Powerpole connectors the SOTABEAMS way

Roll Pins

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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  • 5
    Very useful

    Posted by David Croston on 3rd Aug 2018

    I use power pole connectors for the 12 volton my telescope rig and for conne tors in my motorhome to avoid the dreaded cigarette lighter socket where possible!

  • 5
    Good product

    Posted by Alan Harvey on 9th Jul 2018

    These are decent connectors and work well with the crimp tool. The housings fit together snugly. Very satisfied.

  • 5
    Keith Chambers

    Posted by Keith Chambers on 1st Jul 2018

    Keith Chambers it would be helpful for the pack to ahave a mixture of 30/15 connectors or 15A sleves

  • 5
    The best

    Posted by Carl on 15th Mar 2018

    Great quality item, fast delivery and very competitively priced.

  • 5
    Exactly what I needed

    Posted by Stathis on 18th Feb 2018

    Great, sturdy powerpole crimping tool. Exactly what I was looking for to construct my Emergency Communications GoBox. TNX

  • 4
    Good - does what it says on the tin

    Posted by Rod G4ZUP on 3rd Feb 2018

    Assembly is quite straightforward, if you watch the SOTA Beams training video before you start. Seems to work OK. No snags so far.

  • 5
    Excellent connectors

    Posted by Matt 2E0PUH on 1st Feb 2018

    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.

  • 4
    Essential for power disribution

    Posted by Dave on 11th Jan 2018

    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.

  • 5
    Anderson power poles

    Posted by paul on 10th Dec 2017

    These are the genuine Anderson Powerpole components and perform perfectly, soldered or crimped

  • 5
    High quality, work well

    Posted by Grae G0WCZ on 14th Mar 2017

    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.