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

Wes wes at triconet.org
Thu Jun 22 08:57:54 EDT 2017

Hi Tom,

I said I use PPs but I don't really like them.  If you use a pair as a cable 
splice then yes, you can tie them together, but in the specific case I referred 
to, the connection on Elecraft radios, the mate is sticking out the back of a 
panel and it's impossible to knot the cable or use a zip tie.  I am certainly 
not the only one who has had issues with this.  And lest I be called an idiot, 
this is with a factory assembled and supplied pigtail.



On 6/22/2017 12:19 AM, Tom Van Baak wrote:
> Wes, Don,
> I am quite surprised at the negative reaction to Anderson Power Pole connectors. I have found them the best DC connector out there. I have used them for a decade or two for all my DC feeds and have never had a problem: in my home lab, my car, even for my laptop charger. They are inexpensive, reliable, genderless (hermaphroditic) and easy to crimp. I use them for my 5V, 12V, 24V, and 48V supplies as well as my DC backup systems.
> What on earth are you doing with them that causes them to disconnect? I mean, they are not meant for towing or lifting or rappelling. For critical applications there is a plastic gizmo that keeps them mated; or just use a square or figure 8 knot on the cables.
> /tvb

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