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Author Topic: Powerpoles [tm] in an auto/HF installation  (Read 2243 times)
AC4RD
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« on: November 19, 2012, 09:05:52 AM »

I recently got a new car, and stuck my old 706 in it.  In the last year, I've started putting Powerpoles on all my power connections--it just seems logical, and it's certainly convenient to have the same fittings on all the 12v stuff.

It was particularly convenient on Sunday afternoon, when I went out to the car and found I had a dead battery.  (Guess who did a reset on his 706 but didn't turn auto-power-off back on?)  And then I couldn't find my battery charger--vanished into the Bermuda Triangle.

What I did was grab a 20A power supply from my shack, connect its Powerpoles to the ones on the cable running to the battery, and turn it on.  Thirty minutes later the PS was starting to feel warm, and after disconnecting the PS, the car started right up.  :-)
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N6AJR
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 12:02:38 PM »

That works.  I bought a good crimper from west mountain radio, and High Serria also sells a nice set , both under 50 bucks.  I use them on everything in the shack.  in the vehicle I often use a small  ziptie between the 2 sets of PP's to hold them from seperating  with vibration. 
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