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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Dave kc6ete at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 17:09:32 UTC 2011


I solder mine. 

aprssig at k7ftp.net wrote:

>I soldered the Power Pole metal pieces onto the wires, and then slid those
>into the Power Pole housings.  It's never caused a problem, and I prefer to
>solder those versus using the crimp. I believe it does help.  
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
>Of Lee Mushel
>Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:44 AM
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
>
>Are you sure that because of the extreme conditions you describe you haven't
>taken steps to make sure that none of the connectors are stressed (because 
>of care you took when installing all cables?)   I have trouble simply 
>keeping an Elecraft transverter connected---any movement results in
>"connector failure."
>
>Lee   K9WRU
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <aprssig at k7ftp.net>
>To: "'TAPR APRS Mailing List'" <aprssig at tapr.org>
>Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:28 AM
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
>
>
>>I also neglected to mention that the Jeep was hit broadside by a very large
>> pickup truck.  Damages were around $10,000 to the Jeep after all was said
>> and done.  The Power Poles remained connected.  (The other guy was at 
>> fault,
>> and his insurance paid to repair the Jeep).  Between that, the jarring you
>> can experience during rock crawling, and some of the back "roads" it has
>> been on, they stay connected.
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
>> Of aprssig at k7ftp.net
>> Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:18 AM
>> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
>>
>> I can personally attest to the fact that the Power Poles will stay 
>> connected
>> in a mobile installation under some rather extreme stresses.  Check out 
>> the
>> Jeep section of http://www.JeepGunner.com and this article specifically
>> http://www.jeepgunner.com/jeep/mfj1.htm.  That Jeep hit some very extreme
>> trails (Moab and other places) and very rough dirt roads at speed from 
>> time
>> to time.  We never once had one disconnect on us - they always stayed 
>> tight.
>> We used Power Poles at multiple points for the overhead mounted radios as
>> well.
>>
>> James Bell Jr. - Editor - www.JeepGunner.com
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
>> Of Bob Burns W9RXR
>> Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 5:00 AM
>> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Bob...
>>
>>
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