Accessories for Power Supplies and Power Distribution

PowerPoles Universal connector system for DC power distribution

Anderson PowerPole connectors are connectors for DC voltages from 12 to 48V and more. The connectors are designed as universal (unisex) system and can be connected any to any. The plastic part have a tongue and groove system which allows solid attachment of each component or to construct larger connectors for higher currents or distribution systems.

The benefit of the PowerPole connector is the construction of the mechanical contact. Tjis is constructed i na way, that each mating of the connectors wipes over the contact surface, cleaning it each time. The contacts are mated on a large surface area and allow high currents of up to 45A. A steel spring inside the housing presses the contacts onto each other with sufficient force, assuring a secure and reliable contact. All metal parts are protected by the housing against accidental contavt to other metal parts. Additional tools help in manufacturing cables and contacts very quickly.

Various emergency communication organisations (e.g. Notfunkgruppe of DARC e.V.)across the world have standardized on the PowerPole connectors for al lDC connections. This ensures that all equipment can be easily exchanged and used together without connection problems.

Download:
German review of Powerpoles from Funkamateur 11/2011 (PDF, DE, 510KB) by friendly permission of the publisher.

PowerPole Starter-Kits

To facilitate the use of these products we offer a selection of starter kits at reduced prices.

PowerPole Starter kit B1

  • 10 Contact pairs 15A with case red/black
  • 10 Contact pairs 30A with case red/black
  • 5 Contact pairs 45A with case red/black
  • 2 PP-WING2 Wings for 2 contacts
  • 36.80 € Buy now

PowerPole Starter kit B2

  • 10 Contact pairs 15A with case red/black
  • 10 Contact pairs 30A with case red/black
  • 5 Contact pairs 45A with case red/black
  • 2 PP-WING2 Wings for 2 contacts
  • 1 PP-4D 4-way Distributor
  • 59.80 € Buy now

PowerPole Starter kit B1Z

  • 10 Contact pairs 15A with case red/black
  • 10 Contact pairs 30A with case red/black
  • 5 Contact pairs 45A with case red/black
  • 2 PP-WING2 Wings for 2 contacts
  • 1 PowerPole Crimp tool
  • 74.80 € Buy now

PowerPole Starter kit B2Z

  • 10 Contact pairs 15A with case red/black
  • 10 Contact pairs 30A with case red/black
  • 5 Contact pairs 45A with case red/black
  • 2 PP-WING2 Wings for 2 contacts
  • 1 PP-4D 4-way Distributor
  • 1 PowerPole Crimp tool
  • 96.60 € Buy now

Anderson PowerPoles®

The PowerPole connectors are available in various versions. We offer contacts for three ranges of current: 15, 30 and 45A. The contacts can be either crimped or soldered to the wire.

Included in shipment are 20 plastic housings (10 red, 10 black) and 20 contacts.

PP-C30
PP-C45
PP75-06-5 & PP120-04
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PP-C15 10 Set (20 pcs). max. 15A, Cable Ø 0.53 to max. 1.3mm² 13.30 € Buy now
PP-C30 10 Set (20 pcs). max. 30A, Cable Ø 1.3 to max. 3.3mm² 14.70 € Buy now
PP-C45 10 Set (20 pcs). max. 45A, Cable Ø 2.1 to max. 5.3mm² 18.30 € Buy now
PP75-06-5 5 Set (10 pcs). max. 75A, Cable Ø 10mm² 33.90 € Buy now
PP120-04 1 Set (2 pcs). max. 120A, Cable Ø 16 to 20mm² 27.00 € Buy now
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Powerpole Housing and Contacts separately New

We now offer the housings in various colours and the contacts separately. So every user can compose just the right mix as needed.

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PP-GE-BLAU 10 Powerpole Housing blue 5.90 € Buy now New
PP-GE-GELB 10 Powerpole Housing yellow 5.90 € Buy now New
PP-GE-GRUEN 10 Powerpole Housing green 5.90 € Buy now New
PP-GE-ORANGE 10 Powerpole Housing orange 5.90 € Buy now New
PP-GE-ROT 10 Powerpole Housing red 5.90 € Buy now New
PP-GE-SCHWAR 10 Powerpole Housing black 5.90 € Buy now New
PP-GEH 10 Powerpole Housing pairs, red/black, fused 9.00 € Buy now
PP-PIN-15 20 pcs contact 15A 6.50 € Buy now New
PP-PIN-30 20 pcs contact 30A 6.50 € Buy now New
PP-PIN-45 20 pcs contact 45A 14.30 € Buy now New
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Anderson PowerPoles® Dust Cap

The Dust Cap protects open cables against dirt and dust. Just push it on the open PowerPOle connectors. Weatherproof, reuseable.

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PP-CAP Dust Cap 2.30 € Buy now
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PowerPole® Wings


PP-WING2 mounted

The 'wings' are used to install two or more PowerPole connectors into a cabinet (power supply, radio etc.). The benefit is that the cut-out for the connectors does not need to be very precise. The wings are easily mounted and offer a solid and nice looking fitting for 2 or more PowerPole connectors. Included in shipment: 1 set, 1 piece left/right or top/bottom each.

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PP-WING2 for mounting 2 connectors 4.00 € Buy now
PP-WING4 for mounting 4 connectors 8.50 € Buy now
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PP-WING2
PP-WING4

PowerPole® Snap-In Frame

PP-SNAP4

Snap-In frame for devices with 4 or 8 PowerPole contacts. Can be used on power supplies, battery enclosures or power distributors. Requires a cut-out of 25.4 x 31.8 mm or 25.4 x 47.8mm. With all 4 contacts installed the conacts mate directly with any PowerPole connector or the 4-way cable jacks (PP-CMONT, see below). Required PowerPoles and fastening pins are included.

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PP-SNAP4 Snap-In frame for 4 contacts 7.50 € Buy now
PP-SNAP8 Snap-In frame for 8 contacts 16.10 € Buy now
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PP-SNAP8

PowerPole® Cable Jack

PP-CMONT4R (locking)

4 contact cable jack with and without locking function. For fast and easy connection of two 4-wire cables, or cable to a connector on a device, reverse polarity protected. Fits directly to the contacts fitted in to a PP-SNAP4 frame or any other 4-contact PowerPole connection. Shipment includes fastening pins and cable strain relief, model PP-CMONT4R includes 4 30A contacts as well.

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PP-CMONT4R PowerPole Cable Jack, locking 7.50 € Buy now
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PowerPole® Moisture Proof Cable Jack

PP-RUBBER

Moisture proof your outdoor or automotive connections. The moisture proof cable jack holds 2 sets of Powerpoles in mating male and female rubber boots. The wire input strain reliefs can be trimmed to accommodate various gauges of wire and ensure a tight seal.

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PP-RUBBER PowerPole Moisture Proof Cable Jack 18.40 € Buy now
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PowerPole® Clips

PP-CLIPMINI

PowerPole connectors do hold together reliably up to a pull of approx. 3kg. With a stronger force the connection becomes separated. This is a good solution for situations where a fast disconnect is mandatory. But if you intend to have an absolutely locked connection, you can secure the connectors with the clips offered here. Suitable applications are in a car, boat, airplane or an RC vehicle with high vibration.

The PowerPole connector have small retention holes into which the fastening ping or thse clips fit. The Maxi-Clip additionally encloses the end of the connector housing.

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PP-CLIPMINI Set of 5 pcs 5.60 € Buy now
PP-CLIPMAXI Set of 5 pcs 10.20 € Buy now
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PP-CLIPMAXI

PowerPole 4 or 8-way Branch

4 or 8-way branch with Anderson Power Pole connectors, e.g. one input, 3 (7) outputs for radios and accessories.


Powerpole Branch
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PP-4D PowerPole 4-way branch 38.00 € Buy now
PP-8D PowerPole 8-way branch 55.00 € Buy now
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PowerPole® Car Adaptor

PP-CIG

PP-CIG is an adaptor for 12V car cigar lighter sockets. This item should be with you at any time for emergencies. The adaptor has a built in LED for voltage control, plus a user serviceable fuse (20A). Max. rating 14V DC, 20A.

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PP-CIG PowerPole Car Adaptor 16.10 € Buy now
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Panel mount plate and accessories for power supplies New (Panel mount system)

Panel Mount Plates

Very versatile mounting system for panel mounted instruments and connectors. Ideal for the power supply in the shack, on board of a boat or in a box for portable power supply with rechargeable batteries. The panel mounts are available with two, three or four places for installations. The result is a neat organisation of displays, connectors and USB sockets. We offer various instruments for installation, please see below. The holes have a diameter of 3cm (1-3/16").

Installation is very easy, just drill the holes with a hole saw. The panels itself are installed with four screws. The panel mounts are made from impact resistant polyethylene and are weatherproof. The installation can be done horizontally or vertically. The POD2 takes two instruments and can be placed on to or on the side of a case or on a dashboard.

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PP-PAN-2LOCH Panel mount plate, 2 holes 6.50 € Buy now New
PP-PAN-3LOCH Panel mount plate, 3 holes 7.90 € Buy now New
PP-PAN-4LOCH Panel mount plate, 4 holes 9.00 € Buy now New
PP-PAN-POD2 Panel mount pod, 2 holes 9.00 € Buy now New
PP-PAN-SAW Hole Drill saw 3cm 27.50 € Buy now New
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Powerpole Sockets for panel mount system New

PP-PAN-POLE

3cm panel mount system, round, with 4 Powerpole housings red/black, mounting depth 25mm. The contacts are inserted into the housing from the back side as usual, four 30A contacts are included in shipment. Also contained in the shiopment is a rubber cap which can be closed over the contacts as long as no consumer is connected.

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PP-PAN-POLE Powerpole Panel Mount System with four housings red/black
27.50 € Buy now
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Panel Mount Amp-/Voltmeter 3cm New

PP-PAN-VA & PP-PAN-DVMB

PP-PAN-VA: Amp-/Volt meter for installation in a 3cm panel mount plate. Useable for amps up to 15A and voltages from 5 to 30V DC, bright blue display. Current consumption only 15mA. Included in shipment is a 1-hole panel plate, so that the system can be used alone as well. Rear connectors are "F2" type AMP connector, three crimp plugs (blue) are included.

PP-PAN-DVMB: Volt meter for installation in a 3cm panel mount plate. Useable for voltages from 5 to 30V DC, bright blue display. Current consumption only 10mA. Included in shipment is a 1-hole panel plate, so that the system can be used alone as well. Rear connectors are "F2" type AMP connector, two crimp plugs (blue) are included.

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PP-PAN-VA Panel Amp-/Voltmeter 15A/5-30V, blue Available from mid-October 49.00 € Buy now
PP-PAN-DVMB Panel Voltmeter 5-30V, blue 27.50 € Buy now
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Panel mount switch, Red Neu

PP-PAN-SWRED

Toggle switch for installation in a 3cm panel mount plate, with illumination. Switches max. 15A at 12V DC. Three connectors on the back: two for switch, one for illumination. Connectors are "F2" AMP type connectors, three crimp connectors are included.

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PP-PAN-SWRED Panel Mount Switch, red, illuminated
12.50 € Buy now
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Panel Mount USB Supply New

PP-PAN-USB

Panel mount system with two USB sockets, built in voltage converter to 5V DC. Input voltage from 9 to 15V DC. Supplies max. 2.1 A per socket, 3A overall. Compatible with all IOS and Android devices. Included in shipment is a 1-hole panel plate, so that the system can be used alone as well. Further included is a rubber cap with protects the connectors when not in use.

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PP-PAN-USB USB panel, two USB sockets with voltage converter
27.50 € Buy now
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Powerpole Testbuddy Polarity Check New

PP-TESTBUDDY

A foreign Powerpole supply o the field day? Do they really use the same polarity as you? Find out the correct polarity with the Powerpole Testbuddy. Green: all ok, Red: Attention, different polarity. Or just leave it plugged in as an operating display.

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PP-TESTBUDDY Powerpole Testbuddy
19.50 € Buy now
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Powerpole USB-Buddy Converter New

A portable USB power supply, for powerpole outlets. Converts an input voltage of 10 to 32V DC to USB Voltage of 5V. Current max. 3A, sufficient for fast charge of most smartphones and tablet computers.

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PP-USBBUDDY Powerpole USB-Buddy
27.50 € Buy now
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PowerPole® Insertion/Extraction Tool

Tool to insert or extract a PowerPole contact into or from the pastic housing. Insertion is also possible by hand, without tool, but extraction requires this tool. Suitable for all contact sizes, 15, 30 or 45A.

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PP-XTOOL PowerPole Insertion/Extraction Tool 13.70 € Buy now
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Crimpzange für PowerPoles®

Bild Crimpzange

PowerPOle contacts can be either soldered or crimped to the wire. Crimped connections - done with the right tool - are usually more reliable and faster to make than with a soldering iron. Further you don't need power, for example on a fieldday, up in the tower etc. The heavy, ratcheted crimp tool applies the correct pressure for crimping reliable and durable contacts. Sutiable for all contact sizes: 15, 30 and 45A.

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PP-CRIMP PowerPole Crimp Tool 49.80 € Buy now
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Bild Crimpzange Powerpoles

PowerPole® Nibbling Tool

Nibbling Tool

This tool is required to easily make rectangular holes in an enclosure, box etc., for example to install snap-in frames. Requires a starting hole of 9.5 mm diameter, cuts aluminium up to 1 mm thickness, and plastic up to 1.5 mm thickness.

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PP-KNAZ PowerPole Nibbling Tool 29.50 € Buy now
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Fuseholder

Flying fuseholder for self confectioning

Automotive fuses are indeed much more robust than glass fuses, single fuses can be but poorly assemble themselves, because no right holders are available. The fuse holder has been injected with about 35cm cable length. Cut the cable simply where you need and insert in the power supply cable. Delivered without fuse. Ideal also in combination with the Power Pole connectors. The cable's diameter is 4 mm and its cross-section is 2mm².

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PP-FUSE Fuseholder 2.50 € Buy now
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Storage Box for Powerpoles New

PP-BOX PP-BOX

Useful storage box for Powerpole connectors, tools and accessories. The long compartment is large enough for the Powerpole crimp tool. With carrying handle and space for lettering.

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PP-BOX Storage Box for Powerpoles 12.50 € Buy now New
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Here some interesting comments on the PowerPole connectors
by Del Schier, K1UHF of WestMountainRadio
Powerpoles have detents that require about 2 to 3 Kg of force per pair to release them. Powerpoles are used extensively by electric model aircraft enthusiasts, if they come apart in an airplane it will be destroyed. They never come apart due to vibration or get loose with age. They will come apart if you trip over the wire or smoke requires a quick disconnect. I tell RIGrunner customers that it important to understand that they will not appreciate their RIGrunner until they put Powerpole connectors on everything that uses or supplies 12 Volts DC. All household AC powered appliances here in the US and I expect Germany, have standard plugs and sockets, why shouldn't 12 Volt DC equipment have standard plugs and sockets also. BTW AC sockets do not lock. I have Powerpoles in all three of my cars, on my work benches, and on every power supply and battery that I own. Only one car and my ham station has a RIGrunner, yet I am always moving equipment around and plugging and un-plugging it. No more screw terminals, wire nuts, black tape or locking connectors, I can move my 12 Volt DC equipment around just like AC appliances. The RIGrunners and the Powerpoles do not make much sense until a ham makes them a standard connector for all DC equipment. Here in the US it is a standard for our emergency groups, ARES & RACES and they are a great help setting up contest stations. The top scoring PJ2T station uses Powerpoles on every piece of DC equipment and has RIGrunners at each operating console.

Devices with PowerPole Connectors

WiMo offers a range of products, which are equipped with PowerPole connectors by the manufacturer. These are of course the RigRunner distribution strips, but also products like the MFJ-4416B Voltage Booster or the PG40S PowerGate backup switch. Further than that there are other devices on the market equipped with PowerPole connector, for example the Elecraft K3 transceiver.