Anderson plugs


Woody Schlom
 

Luke,

 

Got it.  Makes perfect sense.  I do recall Dean’s from my brief RC car days.

 

But I need to correct my information regarding the wire sizes for PP crimps.  I just looked it up.

 

15 amp crimp is for 16 – 20 ga. wire.

30 amp crimp is for 12 – 14 ga. wire.

45 amp crimp is for 10 ga. wire.

 

So you’ll probably need the 15 amp crimps for up to 16 ga. wire.  Most of my Astro accessories use those 5.5mm x 2.1 or 5.5mm x 2.5mm coaxial DC connectors, so I’m pretty much limited to 18 ga. wire.  Those little coaxial connectors don’t much like 16 ga. wire.

 

One last suggestion.  Don’t waste your time trying to find, buy, and use a crimp die for these connectors that will fit your Paladin/Greenlee crimper.  Yes, they have (or used to have) a die the proper size.  But it’s narrower than the PP crimp collars.  And crimping twice didn’t work out for me either.  So I finally bought the cheap crimper Powerwerx sells – no more problems.

 

Learning how these crimps work is important.  You must orient the crimp to the tool correctly.  There’s correct and there’s upside down.  And same thing for how the finished crimps go into the plastic housing.  There’s correct and there’s upside down.

 

Have fun as you wait for your 1600.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Dodd
Sent: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 1:16 AM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

Woody,

 

I am making up some cables for the 1600 I have on order to connect to my DC power supply, and will swap-out the Deans connectors I am using atm with my AP1200 over to the powerpoles. I use a lot of connectors in my RC electric aircraft, some with a power output of 7kW. I was ordering some powerpoles on line and noted they come in 15/30 and 45A options. With connectors such as XT’s I use with RC stuff they come in 30/60/90A etc same basic shape but the connectors are different sizes. You have basically answered my question the powerpoles in the 15-45A range all connect to each other and are Genderless.

 

Luke

 

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From: Woody Schlom
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2022 5:28 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

Luke,

 

Not sure why you’re asking this.  The size of PP connectors AP uses can have 15, 30, or 45 amp wires/crimps.  The amps of the crimps relates to the wire size each crimp size is made for.  But the red/black plastic plugs are all the same – and all plug into each other.

 

For example.  If your cable is 18 ga., then you use the 15 amp crimps.  But if your wire size is 14 ga, you use the 30 amp crimps.  And either way, they both use the exact same red/black plastic PP housings.

 

And yes, you can have a cable with 15 amp crimps and 18 ga. wire – and plug it into PP connectors from a cable with 30 amp crimps inside it.

 

I make my own.  But as I recall, the pre-made cables from Powerwerx only come with 18 ga. wire.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Dodd
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10:50 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

Are the andersons plugs used on the power cables supplied by AP for their mounts 15A or 30A. Thanks

 


Luke Dodd
 

Woody,

 

I am making up some cables for the 1600 I have on order to connect to my DC power supply, and will swap-out the Deans connectors I am using atm with my AP1200 over to the powerpoles. I use a lot of connectors in my RC electric aircraft, some with a power output of 7kW. I was ordering some powerpoles on line and noted they come in 15/30 and 45A options. With connectors such as XT’s I use with RC stuff they come in 30/60/90A etc same basic shape but the connectors are different sizes. You have basically answered my question the powerpoles in the 15-45A range all connect to each other and are Genderless.

 

Luke

 

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From: Woody Schlom
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2022 5:28 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

Luke,

 

Not sure why you’re asking this.  The size of PP connectors AP uses can have 15, 30, or 45 amp wires/crimps.  The amps of the crimps relates to the wire size each crimp size is made for.  But the red/black plastic plugs are all the same – and all plug into each other.

 

For example.  If your cable is 18 ga., then you use the 15 amp crimps.  But if your wire size is 14 ga, you use the 30 amp crimps.  And either way, they both use the exact same red/black plastic PP housings.

 

And yes, you can have a cable with 15 amp crimps and 18 ga. wire – and plug it into PP connectors from a cable with 30 amp crimps inside it.

 

I make my own.  But as I recall, the pre-made cables from Powerwerx only come with 18 ga. wire.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Dodd
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10:50 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

Are the andersons plugs used on the power cables supplied by AP for their mounts 15A or 30A. Thanks

 


Woody Schlom
 

Luke,

 

Not sure why you’re asking this.  The size of PP connectors AP uses can have 15, 30, or 45 amp wires/crimps.  The amps of the crimps relates to the wire size each crimp size is made for.  But the red/black plastic plugs are all the same – and all plug into each other.

 

For example.  If your cable is 18 ga., then you use the 15 amp crimps.  But if your wire size is 14 ga, you use the 30 amp crimps.  And either way, they both use the exact same red/black plastic PP housings.

 

And yes, you can have a cable with 15 amp crimps and 18 ga. wire – and plug it into PP connectors from a cable with 30 amp crimps inside it.

 

I make my own.  But as I recall, the pre-made cables from Powerwerx only come with 18 ga. wire.

 

Woody

 

From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> On Behalf Of Luke Dodd
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 10:50 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

Are the andersons plugs used on the power cables supplied by AP for their mounts 15A or 30A. Thanks


Luke Dodd
 

Thanks Greg, yes powerpole is what I require, ok 15A and 30A have the same housing size and will fit together only difference is the Max. gauge of wire each will take. Thanks

 

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From: Greg McCall
Sent: Wednesday, 2 February 2022 5:04 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Anderson plugs

 

 

Plugs are not the SB50 (50A) but the powerpole 

 

The different current is to do with the lugs inside the plastic moulding 

 

So any size will fit but err on the thicker wire and get appropriate lug to match 

 

 

On Wed, 2 Feb 2022 at 5:50 pm, Luke Dodd <lkdodd@...> wrote:

Are the andersons plugs used on the power cables supplied by AP for their mounts 15A or 30A. Thanks

 


Greg McCall
 


Plugs are not the SB50 (50A) but the powerpole 

The different current is to do with the lugs inside the plastic moulding 

So any size will fit but err on the thicker wire and get appropriate lug to match 


On Wed, 2 Feb 2022 at 5:50 pm, Luke Dodd <lkdodd@...> wrote:
Are the andersons plugs used on the power cables supplied by AP for their mounts 15A or 30A. Thanks


Luke Dodd
 

Are the andersons plugs used on the power cables supplied by AP for their mounts 15A or 30A. Thanks