The 30 amp Anderson Powerpole® is quickly becoming the
standard power connector of preference within emergency
communications organizations around the country. First becoming
popular in the Pacific Northwest, the Powerpole® allows for quick
field installation and interchange of power supplies and radio
equipment without having to resort to adapter cables, clip leads and
other jury rigged arrangements.
Powerpoles® are both polarized and genderless, so you never
have to worry about male vs. female or positive vs. negative.
Connections can be quickly made and remade in the dark without any
hassles and the 30 amp connector can easily handle 100 watt radios.
Housings should be mated according to the diagram above, viewing from the contact side (opposite the wire side), tongue down, hood up, RED on the LEFT, BLACK on the RIGHT. Use a 3/32-inch-diameter roll pin, 1/4 inch long, to keep the housings from sliding apart.
Highly conductive silver-plated copper contacts allow minimal contact resistance at high currents. Self-wiping action on make and break keeps conducting surfaces clean. Contact dents keep connectors mated in high-vibration applications and provide quick-break, snap action upon disconnect.
Noncorrosive stainless-steel leaf springs maintain constant contact pressureideal for frequent connections/disconnections and intermittent overloading. Durable, high impact-resistant, polycarbonate housing with UL94V-2 flammability ratings comes in many colors for circuit traceability and coding.
Identical connector halves are genderlessmaking assembly quick and easy and reducing the number of parts stocked. Molded-in dovetails allow for customized harness in a variety of configurations.
The 15-ampere contacts are designed for 16-20 AWG wire and the 30-ampere contacts are designed for 12-16 AWG wire. The contacts can be soldered or crimped to wires. A very expensive crimping tool is available from Anderson. After a contact has been attached to a wire, it should be installed into the housing so that the housing spring mates with the underside of the contact.
To remove a contact from the housing, use Anderson insertion/extraction tool #111038G2. You may also substitute a very small blade (jewelers screwdriver or X-acto knife) to depress the spring, allowing the contact to be removed.
Here are the Anderson part numbers:
30 A Black Red
Complete Connector #1330G4 #1330
Housing #1327G6 #1327
Contact #1331 #1331
Roll Pin #110G16 #110G16
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