How to put together Anderson Powerpole connectors without proprietary tools? See video…
Some of the advantages of Powerpole connectors:
- Quick connect, quick disconnect.
- No soldering required. Crimping takes the place of soldering.
- Connector installation is fast.
- No heat shrink required.
- No exposed contacts. All metal conductors are insulated
These connectors are made and sold by Anderson Power Products.
I liked the small amp size connector so I ordered some of the bigger 45 amp variety. Wow, those are so much more difficult to use. I’ll never buy the 45-Amp connectors again. The darn terminals are too big to fit into the plastic housing! I pushed so hard and could not get the terminals to fit. It was very frustrating and made me feel like I wasted my money and time on the 45-Amp connectors.
The lower amp versions, the 15-Amp connectors, were easy to assemble as I show in the video above. I will continue to use those as needed but will not buy the 45-Amp variety again. To be fair to them, the terminals might have an easier time of fitting inside the connectors if I bought their $40 “PWRCrimp” crimping tool. ($50.20 with shipping. Why is it so expensive?)