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PowerPole®, Fused DC Connector Box

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PowerPole® Fuser-6 Fused Connector Box

***Hundreds in use across the world!***

 

The lightest PowerPole® distribution box by far

The SOTABEAMS PowerPole® Fuser-6 makes light work of connecting five accessories to your power source (it has one input and 5 outputs). All the connectors are individually fused. In a typical shack you might have a 100 Watt HF radio, a 50 watt 2m FM radio, an antenna tuner and a QRP rig all connected to your Fuser-6 - and still have a spare connector!

The Fuser-6 is supplied with 3 x 25 Amp and 3 x 5 Amp fuses. Standard automotive blade fuses make replacement easy - these are widely available with values from 1 to 30 Amps. The Fuser-6 incorporates a polarity warning system; lights GREEN for GOOD and RED for REVERSE. This is handy when you have a battery connected to the system to help avoid damage to your equipment if you accidentally get the battery connections wrong.

Naturally we have designed the Fuser-6 to be light and rugged too. The Fuser-6; at home in the shack or in the field; it's perfect for DX-pedition use. It's already proving popular with Emcoms and RAYNET users. The Fuser-6 is easy to mount at home, just drill and screw through the rear of the box.

The Fuser-6 internal circuitry is rated at 25 Amps (30 Amp surge); no mean feat for a PCB design. To achieve this we had to use a special up-rated PCB with double weight copper. We also use some clever design to further improve the current handling: ultrawide copper tracks are used on both sides of the board. These are roller tinned (both sides) to reduce the resistance even more. Finally we use plated through vias, carefully located to ensure an even current distribution between each face of the board. This is a unit built to a high specification! Of course the Fuser-6 uses genuine Andersen PCB contacts too for lower contact resistance and improved reliability.

The Fuser-6 is available in three forms.

  • The board kit is great for people making a Go-box and wanting to mount the Fuser-6 as part of their project.
  • The board kit plus enclosure is a nice one-evening project that is suitable for constructors of all ages and abilities.
  • And, of course the Fuser-6 is available built and tested too!

For best results make sure that you use a soldering iron of at least 50 Watts. Additional flux is also helpful to ensure a good result.

What's included?

  • The Board kit consists of:
    • 1 x PCB,
    • 12 x PCB contacts,
    • 6 x red PowerPole® connector shells,
    • 6 x black PowerPole® connector shells,
    • 6 x 30 Amp fuse holders,
    • 6 x fuses (3 x 25 A, 3 x 5 A)
    • 1 x Polarity indicator.
    • Download the instructions here
  • Estimated assembly time 40 minutes
  • Note: we can provide, on request, an Autocad DXF file for use when mounting the board kit
  • The Board kit + enclosure kit adds:
    • ABS box,
    • laser-cut and engraved transparent acrylic front panel and;
    • board mounting hardware.
  •  Estimated assembly time (full product) 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Alternatively you can buy the Fuser-6 ready-built and tested.

Note that for best results make sure that you use a soldering iron of at least 50 Watts. Additional flux is also helpful to ensure a good result.

Specification

25 Amps continuous, 30 Amps surge (adjacent connectors)

1 input, 5 outputs

Power Bus resistance typically less than 1.8 milli Ohms end to end

Weight 135 g (less than 5 oz.)

W 68 x L 130 x H 40 mm (Height excludes connectors) 2.75 x 5 x 1.6 inches

Spare Fuses

Spare fuses are good to have. We sell a range of automotive blade fuses. Dont leave it until you have blown a fuse - get some in stock.

 

PowerPole® is a registered trademark of Anderson Power Products, Inc.

 

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  • 5
    Great service and works a treat

    Posted by John Miguel on 13th Jul 2017

    Good Morning Richard and team,
    I ordered the Anderson power pole kit fully assembled on the 3rd July and the item arrived yesterday the 12th July. This is far better service than items ordered from China. I will be buying again from You.
    John VK4FJFM

  • 5
    Good quality kit, excellent instructions

    Posted by Peter Thompson on 19th May 2017

    I bought the kit + enclosure. Everything went together really well, I was impressed with the quality of both the kit and the on-line instructions. Heed the advice that you do need a powerful (50W minimum) soldering iron, a lighter one just won't be up to the job when it comes to soldering the power and fuse connections.

    Peter G0TLU

  • 5
    Very useful

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2016

    Relatively easy to assemble. The instructions were clear and guided one away from easy mistakes. The led indicator wasn't used as my application is for astronomy and so I didn't want a green light and suspect that given the clear lid any led would be too bright. A solid black cover would have been preferred. I am considering another for use in my observatory.

  • 5
    Very useful and high Quality

    Posted by Dan M0WUT on 14th Oct 2016

    I was very impressed with one owned by my Dad so decided to get one myself.

    Kit 5 stars: faultless
    Enclosure 4.5 stars: High quality construction with all the needed parts supplied. Personally, I think a black front panel would look smarter and the text would be easier to read.

    Overall, very impressed with this useful addition to the shack.

  • 5
    Quality kit

    Posted by Unknown on 1st Aug 2016

    A good simple construction project using first class components, which does away with that multiplicity of power cables. Quality PCB with excellent engraved top panel.

  • 5
    An excellant product

    Posted by Vernie Neece on 25th May 2016

    I received the Kit promptly, all parts were included, and of very good quality. I assembled and tested the Kit in about one hour and thirty minutes( I am a very slow worker). It is a very good product and I will recommend it others.

  • 5
    Lovely quality kit.

    Posted by David Fairchild on 1st Apr 2016

    I bought the kit version with the box. All the parts are very good quality and fit very well. The instructions are very good and its simple and straightforward to build.

  • 5
    PowerPole Fuser-6 Fused Connector Box

    Posted by Edd M6FFE on 22nd Feb 2016

    Smart and sturdy connector box.
    Pretty easy to assemble, just make sure your iron is hot because the board soaks the heat up. Good thing really as it proves it will handle the amps.
    Instead of spaghetti cable from the transformer its now all nice and tidy.

  • 5
    Excellent Product

    Posted by Peter Westgarth on 30th Jan 2016

    This is a great kit. It has been well engineered, to deliver a robust solution, for your Anderson power pole connections. It is light enough to include for field trips, or equally at home in the shack.
    All parts are supplied, all panels punched, and only requires solder, and an iron, to complete.
    Very happy with this product.