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Anderson Powerpole
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I'm just getting into Anderson Powerpole connectors. Yes, I've been living under a rock. These things are "slick."

I've taken to the 30 Amp using 12 GA wire. Got the crimper -- and the whole 9 yards.

I'm looking for the bonded pair plastic shells so I do not have to use the roll pin. (And, I won't mix up polarity)

Can someone PM a source for the red/black bonded shells.
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#2
Just to be sure, 12 ga wiring is good for 20 amp. If you need to go 30 amp you would look into using 10 gauge wire.


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#3
That's correct per the NEC. I'm not an expert on the NEC; but, I believe low Voltage circuits like this are mostly exempt (there are some exceptions).
The NEC bases wire gauge and Ampacity on a range of 300 to 350 circular mils per Ampere.
Your automobile is based on about 1/2 that.

The 15, 30, and 45 Amp powerpole shells are identical; just the metal contacts are different.
The largest wire that can can be crimped into a 30 amp contact is 12 gauge stranded.
If you want to use 10 ga, then a 45 Amp contact must be used.

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#4
PP30 can do 10 gauge


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#5
Ah, but that's their Pin and Socket connector.
The connector that's become a favorite (defacto standard) in HAM radio are the PP-15 to 45 stackable.
On page 21 of their catalog, one uses the the closed barrel 1331, 30 Amp contact made for 16 to 12 gauge wire.
For 10 gauge, one uses the open barrel contacts.
These things have become so widely used in ARES/RACES that everyone uses them -- and the convention is:
"RED on right, contacts UP." That way, my rig can connect to your power source.

In the final analysis, it's what one fuses the source at that protects the wire and connectors.
These things are slick -- you should watch some of the YouTube videos on how to make them up.
These are also very slick for battery backup of xPAP machines.

[do a Google search for "anderson powerpole pp15 to 45" and "anderson powerpole ds-pp1545.pdf"]
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#6
Cheapest will probably be eBay.


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