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Powerwerx Powerpole Insertion, Removal & Extraction Tool
  • $9.99
  • In Stock
  • SKU: RT-1

Powerwerx Powerpole Insertion, Removal & Extraction Tool

Perfect for extracting inserted contacts from Powerpole housings. Reuse your housings! It also helps insert contacts into the housing by applying pressure directly on the contact. "U" shape tool tip. Works with Anderson 15, 30, 45 amp Powerpole connectors. Read Full Description
$9.99
Availability: In Stock
SKU: RT-1

For removal, slide one end of the "U" shape tool between the flat contact tip and the housing spring. Twist or lift the contact up off the spring, and pull the contact by the wire back out the rear of the housing.

For insertion, rest the "U" shape tip around the wire putting pressure on the back barrel of the contact. This helps you put extra pressure directly on the contact for insertion.

Customer Reviews
It could be a lifesaver By Tim
It may seem expensive for what it is when it arrives.  You will soon find how invaluable it can be.
I have recovered it's price in restoring scrapped powerpole ends that I had dumped in the bottom of my toolbox.  With that said, I have 9 solar powered radio sites where I've had to make 31 powerpole ends for each location.  Occasionally there has been an intermittent power failure.  With extensive troubleshooting I'd find an incomplete assembly of a connector (my fault).
With this little tool I have been able to go back and quickly double check my work, catching a few more of my errors, preventing a greater failure in the time of need.
This little tool makes it a quick and easy fix.
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excellent for assembling, okay for disassembling By Karl
For smaller wires, this works much better than poking with small screwdrivers.  Just use the hooked ends as a pusher to reach past the wire and push on the end of the crimp until it seats.  For very small wires, the tool can cradle right around the wire for a great pushing angle.  Big fat wires (10ga, 12ga, etc.) are stiff enough to just use the wire to push the connector into the housing.  No tool necessary.

It's a tad expensive for what it actually is (a piece of folded spring steel slid into a yellow rubber cap), but it works well.

Where it falls a little short is disassembling connectors.  I can't blame the tool very much, since there really isn't a better shape that would get into the very tight space to release the spring.  It works adequately for this, but always requires a bit of tinkering to make it happen.  Probably as good as it gets for this, and definitely way better than nothing!
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