[time-nuts] Anderson PowerPole (was Charles Wenzel GPSDO)
kb8tq at n1k.org
Thu Jun 22 09:39:15 EDT 2017
There are some really nice aircraft grade connectors that only cost about $250 each (as in
$500 a pair) that take care of all sorts of issues :)
For my money, Power Poles do just fine.
> On Jun 22, 2017, at 3:19 AM, Tom Van Baak <tvb at LeapSecond.com> 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.
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