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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Glenn Little WB4UIV glennmaillist at bellsouth.net
Sat Oct 29 22:04:08 UTC 2011


If you rely on solder only on a power connector, and there becomes a 
high resistance in the connector due to contacts getting loose, the 
heat generated could melt the solder.
It is best to crimp the connection for a good mechanical connection 
followed by soldering, for a good electrical connection.

73
Glenn
WB4UIV




At 01:09 PM 10/29/2011, you wrote:
>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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