Powerpole connectors for 12V accesories

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 21:09
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As a follow up to PostID 22559 from May 2005, regarding Anderson PowerPlug mini connectors, Scubaroo posted a reference to a RigRunner. Powerpole connectors are also the subject of a posting by Mike DiD PostID: 26778

Scubaroo said
***There's a powerboard-type beastie in the states called a RigRunner, with each set of POWERPOLEs individually fused with the appropriate-sized fuse for the accessory, that looks just the ticket for an evening knock-off project. Bung a 50A anderson on the input, and you've got 12V power on tap in the camp/tent, or even mounted in the back of the vehicle if it tickles your fancy. If I ever get around to it I will post pics. ****

Searching around for these things for myself, and figuring Scubaroo hadn't got around to posting a photo, I am.
I found a supplier of these at http://www.qsradio.com/ and the RigRunner Panel photo is at www.qsradio.com/RIGrunnersl.jpg"
Not cheap, and requiring posting from the US, but pretty cool looking bits of gear.

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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 22:20

Saturday, Feb 18, 2006 at 22:20
They do look the bit don't they. Like one of those old telephone switch boards once you connect 13 plugs to the 4012. Only a foot long though, I would like it to be at least 2 foot so I could lable it and not get confused (Excuse the pun !).

Keep it simple !

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:05

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:05
G'day Tim, Yeah man they look the biz. Why not buy local, get your local Battery World or decent battery supplier to make you up a Powerpole. My local does them often.
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Follow Up By: Tim HJ61 (WA) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:18

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:18

Didn't know Battery World supplied them. The only references I've found have been Altronics and Jaycar.

Given they didn't know about the need to balance a pair of batteries before installing them in series for a 24v installation, and a few other times when I've had blank looks when trying to work through battery issues, I'd stopped going back. Good to hear you've had good service from them.

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Follow Up By: geocacher (djcache) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:24

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 00:24
Depends on the franchisee.

I know the Geelong one is run by a qualified electronic tech, presuming it's still the same guy as had it a while back.

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Follow Up By: Member - Andy Q (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 12:17

Sunday, Feb 19, 2006 at 12:17
G'day Tim, Chris the owner of the Battery World in my area (vic) makes them up to your specs. Maybe you could find yourself a decent auto elec and he/she could make a Power Pole to your specs....the hardware is readily available.
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