[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
Bob Burns W9RXR
w9rxr_ at rlburns.net
Sat Oct 29 06:00:22 CDT 2011
The one concern I have about Anderson PowerPoles is that they are not
a positive locking connector. They depend on friction to stay
connected. Without some sort of lock, they could vibrate apart,
especially in a mobile installation. Don't get me wrong--I love
PowerPoles and use them in other applications. But they do have limitations.
For my mobile installs, I use a Blue Sea Systems blade fuse block.
They are available with either 6 or 12 individually fused circuits
and they use screw terminals for a positive, vibration resistant
connection. The block comes with a cover so your connections are
protected. And the design makes for a low-profile installation
without wires sticking out perpendicular to the panel on which the
fuse block is mounted. You can buy these fuse blocks from West Marine
(on-line or at one of their many stores around the country). A little
pricey, but I've never had any problems with them.
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