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Anderson Powerpole Connectors
Today, I was looking at a Goal Zero Yeti Lithium Portable Power Station as a possible alternative to the needlessly expensive marine inverter/chargers, but these seem every bit as pricy, though they do have some interesting features.
Anyway, it has Anderson Powerpole Connectors for high draw (up to 40 amps) 12 VDC use and though I've noticed them before, here and there, I decided to check them out. After a bit of research, it seems as though these would be a much better alternative to cigarette lighter plugs and the marine exterior round pronged receptacles and plugs now available.
They seem to have more contact surface area and appear to be large enough to clean inside the female receptacle contact area. The contacts are tinned and they even have a receptacle that's "Weather resistant rubber cover protects & seals connectors" for exterior use that can't be much less Weather resistant than the external marine receptacles of any type I know! I'm of a mind to replace every other 12 VDC receptacle on the boat with these!
Does anyone have anything negative to say about these electrical connectors?"
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Last edited by capta; 05-21-2019 at 08:53 PM.