When two Anderson Powerpole connectors are connected together they snap together but are not locked. This allows quick connect / disconnect and works just fine in many situations. However, there are several situations where locking the connectors together is required.
- The power cable is subject to movement which could work the connection apart.
- The power cable with a vertical orientation and connection where gravity could pull the connection apart.
- The power cable and connection is being pulled during routing which could cause a disconnect.
The secret is to use a suitably sized wire tie. Wire ties are cheap, fast, easy, and work perfectly to lock Powerpoles together.
Select a wire tie slim enough to pass through the small holes on the Anderson Powerpole connectors.
|Anderson PowerPole connectors and wire tie|
Just slip the wire tie through the holes on each Anderson PowerPole.
|Anderson Powerpole connectors locked together with aid of a wire tie|
Voila! The two Anderson Powerpole connectors locked together. To disconnect just give the wire tie a quick snip with wire cutters.
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