[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
rnaegele at countryspeed.com
Sat Oct 29 06:48:19 CDT 2011
Our Ham Radio Club supplies Anderson PowerPoles to each member to promote
interoperability so we have hundreds of them in both mobile and fixed operation.
There never has been a report a connection vibrating apart. They just work.
--- w9rxr_ at rlburns.net wrote:
From: Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_ at rlburns.net>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 07:00:22 -0400
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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