[time-nuts] Anderson PowerPole (was Charles Wenzel GPSDO)

Clint Jay cjaysharp at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 08:29:23 EDT 2017

It is possible to get hold of locking barrel connectors, they insert as
normal and a quarter twist fastens them in place. The plugs and sockets are
compatible with non locking equivalents too.

Of course they're not great for applications that need a decent amount of
current and other disadvantages as noted elsewhere.

On 22 Jun 2017 1:11 pm, "Attila Kinali" <attila at kinali.ch> wrote:

> Moin,
> On Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:20:27 -0500
> Clay Autery <cautery at montac.com> wrote:
> > TVB for the win!  <big smile>
> >
> > Can we please let it go here?
> > Do we REALLY need to have the same PPcon discussion yet again?
> Actually, I read it with interest. I am designing quite a bit of
> electronics. A lot of it is single use, then "throw-away" these
> days so long running times are not that much of an issue.
> But selecting the right power connector is always a problem
> I face. I often choose the 5.5x2.5mm barrel plugs, as they are
> quite common on power supplies, but they are kind of suboptimal
> when it comes to retentiony The Kycon 4-pole plug is slightly
> better, but every and each power supply has a different pinout,
> which means that I either need to design it for a specific power
> supply or add 8 diodes to get the polarity right.
> I pondered a couple of times to use Molex Micro-fit connectors,
> as they are cheap, locking and available in almost any number of
> poles. The current and voltage rating hare high enough for almost
> all needs (but not enough for 240V mains, even if it's rated 300V!).
> And incidentally the crimping tool doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
> But it's not really a connector one wants to use to power a device
> in a proper housing.
> Reading on what other people are using and what advantages/disadvantages
> the different power plugs have is quite interesting for me.
> So, please keep it comming!
>                         Attila Kinali
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