Anderson Powerpoles

Some time ago back in 2012 I first heard about the Anderson Powerpole in episode 53.5 of the Practical Amateur Radio Podcast and I immediately bought a load of them to use in the shack. I have a number of tails hanging off my PSU, all terminated in Powerpoles.

I’ve always soldered the metal contact to the wires but last year at the Newark radio rally, I bought a Powerpole crimp tool from Richard at SOTAbeams and finally had a reason to use it as I needed to make a new tail.

Powerpole tail all ready for my PSU
Powerpole tail all ready for my PSU

When I’ve fitted Powerpoles before, I’ve always found them a bit fiddly to work on but the crimping tool made a big difference. If you don’t use Powerpoles in your shack then you’re really missing out on the convenience. I thoroughly recommend them.

Powerpole crimping tool
Powerpole crimping tool

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