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Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:57:52 AM »
Ok my DC connector needs have overgrown my finances (APP powerpoles are very expensive over here). So I am considering these:

https://www.banggood.com/Excellway-TC13-300Pcs-2Pin-FemaleMale-Red-Plug-Housing-Crimp-Terminals-p-1137101.html

What do you think?

BTW I have a set of imitation APP on order. I will eb able to compare them to the originals.

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 10:02:25 AM »
I have an intense dislike for crimped connections, >:( but other than that I can see no reason why they won't work and work well.
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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 08:04:22 PM »
I have used these before,
they work,
they don't come undone on there own and seem solid enough
they don't deal with large currents so I run them on things less than 3A.
I use them mostly for my LED lights

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 01:51:15 AM »
yes I do not intend them for more than 2Amps (HT and small appliances)

it is my good luck that you have them... I am busting my head to find their dimensions. could you take some measurements...
By eyesight they are not much smaller than APP

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I do not care either, especially now that i have found a clean and easy way to solder the APP

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 06:23:48 PM »
measurements are without the wires sticking out, the pair when connected
24cm long
4cm thick
8cm wide

these are not like powerpoles, they have genders.

the plug
13cm long
3cm thick
5cm wide

the socket
19cm long
4cm thick
8cm wide

I bought mine with 6 inch long wires already installed, so can't comment on how hard they are to crimp or what crimper to use

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2017, 12:58:58 AM »
hmmmm small enough to pocket a bunch of cables but not large enough for thicker wires (not amperage, but DC voltage drop concers)
I will be soldering them.

thanks space

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 02:43:34 AM »
Space, I guess this is the proper way to wire them, isn't it?

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ylcAAOSwuq9Za2bg/s-l1600.jpg

I got them yesterday, nice connectors for small projects,,,
I will be building some jumper cables to APP and a female/female canle to cope for them not being genderless

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 10:57:58 AM »
that picture is the same way my pre made ones are wired
so you should be good if you go with that

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Re: Anderson PP low cost alternatives?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2017, 11:03:51 AM »
thanks...

BTW i received 4 pairs of imitation APP.
The evaluation requires many close up photographs and cable making, but I will tell right from the start that while they fit the originals on a one-one basis, they cannot fit in assembled pairs... :o
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