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More than likely the connector that AP put on the CP4 power cable was put
together with "Sonic Technology" that makes a permanent
connection between the 2 sockets. This a an option when you buy
connectors from vendors like Power Werx
I always keep a few of those sets around for quick installations in the
BTW, I converted my entire imaging and observing rigs to Anderson Power
Poles about 5 years ago. I haven't had a single cigarette
lighter adapter failure since :-).
I even added 2 pair of jacks to my 15A AP power supply, along with a 5
port horizontal RigRunner for DC distribution.
You will probably receive several replies similiar to mine as the power
poles are in use by a lot of folks.
At 02:51 PM 10/29/2016, you wrote:
After cabling up my new CP4 using the battery
pigtail, I tried to use the other CABPP18R Ring Tail Extension to
supply DC power to another device.
That deviceâ€™s PowerPole (being the socket side), would not mate with
this extension. Simple solution for this left over cable, would be to
simply â€œslide the red/block housingsâ€� apart, so they match and fit in
as a plug. Obviously, when the extension was made, the PP ends were
positioned side-by-side to act as â€œsocketsâ€� to receive the main
However, there was impossible to slide the ends apart.
I even put one side (black) in a vice, and tapped down to break the bond
with reasonable force on the other (red) side. They are stuck together –“
would not slide apart!!! Short term solution was to swap the ring
polarity on the DC power supply terminals – but that could end up causing
future reverse pollarity calamities, if Iâ€™m not careful.
Was this a Safety consideration, by either AP or
PowerWorx – to GLUE the red/black PowerPole housing of the extensioon in
place, so the user would not be able to change the â€œgenderâ€� of the
extension cable – thus preventing that end from being used as a
â€œsenderâ€� instead of a receiver of power?
Or do I just need a bigger hammer?