Ypedal wrote:I order my andersons online, delivered to my door.
I don't understand the part about having a hard time taking them apart ? They do snap together, but i have never had a problem pulling them apart before ??? If crimped properly and snapped all the way into their housings, they are as easy to snap in as out in my experience.
patrick_mahoney wrote:I've only ever used the large 45A powerpoles, and it's been my experience that on some plugs they just got close to impossible to separate over time. They'd be a snug fit initially but after a couple of months of use, I'd put on gloves and pull... Finally I'd get a pair of pliers to separate them. As GameProgrammer mentioned, I'm not sure why this happens. But it's happened enough to me (perhaps 3 sets of plugs out of that I thought that I'd mention it.
In my experience this goes hand in hand with arcing on connection - causing a rough patch on the terminals. There may be another mechanism behind it of course....
WE also sells a "House Type" breaker for an extra $15 that you can put between the battery and the controller to avoid the spark at the connector.
scottclarke wrote:Use a small 2 pole connector with inline resistor - connect this first and your caps get charged over a few secs rather than instantly - assuming you have calced the correct value!
Basically it a seperate lead to the main power feed - connected before the main connector. I (when I used one on the bike) just connected it first and left it on - no harm comes from this since it just duplicates the main connector - albiet with some resistance. Unplugging it once the main is connected is a bit of a pain since you then have a lead to dispose of or tuck away on the bike somewhere.
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