Metal contacts to crimp onto 16 to 20 gauge wire. Sold individually with a minimum purchase quantity of 25. Does not include colored plastic housings (sold separately).
15, 30 & 45 amp Powerpole connectors will mate with each other
The 15, 30 & 45 amp contacts all use the same 1327 series plastic housings. Therefore, they will all connect to each other. The difference between the 15, 30 & 45 amp contacts is the size of the receiving barrel that accepts the various wire sizes.
- 15 amp contacts are recommended for 20-16 gauge wire
- 30 amp contacts are recommended for 14-12 gauge wire
- 45 amp contacts are recommended for 10 gauge wire
Powerpole connectors are both genderless and polarized connectors
Powerpole connectors are genderless, meaning the supply and load connectors are the same. Since there are no male or female parts, all Powerpole connectors mate with themselves.
Powerpole connectors become polarized when the red and black housings slide together via molded-in dovetails on the housings. Connections can be quickly made and remade sightlessly or in the dark.
High current rating, low resistance
The size of the flat contact area is actually the same for all 15, 30 & 45 amp contacts. Powerpole connectors will safely handle higher loads or surges, please read the data sheet for additional information.
The contacts are made of highly conductive silver-plated copper for minimal contact resistance at high currents. The average contact resistance is 600 micro-ohms.
Flat wiping contact system
This system allows for minimal contact resistance at high current. The self-wiping action cleans contact surfaces during connection/disconnection. The contacts are rated at 10,000 no-load connect/disconnect cycles.
Stainless steel spring
Powerpole connectors use a stainless-steel spring which applies 25 lbs. of pressure to hold the silver-plated copper contacts firmly together and maintain constant contact. Other cheaper connectors simply depend upon soft copper that eventually spreads apart and becomes loose.