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this is probably a stupid question but how do you open an anderson plug?The wiring has slipped out and i want to refit it but I can't work out how to open it up again...and i don't want to break it forcing it open...thanks.
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Reply By: Member - jlAU (SA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 10:50

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 10:50
I dont think they open up. The ones I have dont anyway. They push through from the rear and clip ito place.
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Follow Up By: dally - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:00

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:00
mate thanks for the quick reply...so can i pull the the clip out the back end of the anderson plug?is this the best way to reattach it?I'm not sure what way to do it....it has stripped the clip so i have bare wire..does the clip just pull out or is it attached in there somehow?..
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Reply By: Member - jlAU (SA) - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:08

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:08
Yeh I would use a flat screw driver and get the silver section out of the plug and resolder bare wire then push all back in plug. Others may have better idea?
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Follow Up By: dally - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:13

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:13
alright thanks...gonna go and have a go at it now...never had much to with them before...had it installed and it's been fine ever since...going away in a few week and need to get all the little things worked out..thanks again for the advice..
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Reply By: Member - GeeTee (NT) - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:26

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:26
Hi ,

As stated you can't open Anderson plugs but you can remove the contacts from the body. You can struggle with a flat bladed screwdriver, as said or purchase a tool for removing the contacts. I bought one last week and they make it simple to insert or remove. They are only for the 15/45 range They are available fromSite Link
You could give them a ring and find out if a tool is available for the 50 series.

No commercial interest with the company.

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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:26

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:26
This may help.Anderson plug assembly
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:37

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 11:37
This may help to understand the clip system.





Regards

Derek
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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 13:38

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 13:38
dally,

stick a very thin (small) screwdriver in between the open end of the lug left in plug and the clip that holds the lug in place, this will seperate the lug from the clip, then with a larger flat screwdriver just push the lug back out from other end.Image Could Not Be FoundMaîneÿ . . .
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Follow Up By: dally - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 14:23

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 14:23
Thanks to everyone for all the advice and for taking the time to post it...Mainey the 2 screwdriver tip worked mate and I finally got the buggers out..thanks heaps to everyone..
Cheers
dally
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Follow Up By: Maîneÿ . . .- Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 14:36

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 14:36
dally,
Thank you :)

Maîneÿ . . .
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Reply By: dally - Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 15:50

Monday, Aug 09, 2010 at 15:50
just another quick one...i put it all back together and plugged it into the car and checked the charger in the van and it has no lights on...but when i hook the van back up to the mains the lights come on on the charger...does this mean that i've done something wrong?i've never checked before but i thought the charge lights would come on when it is charging off the car?Or am I wrong?
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:44

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 08:44
The charging wires from the car will be connected to the battery not the charger.
You are putting 12 volts into the battery.If you have to plug charger into 240 volts the car will hardly light it up.

Get a multimeter and trace the wires from the Anderson plug.

Mine go direct to the battery.


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Follow Up By: dally - Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 10:54

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 at 10:54
Thanks Graham...I rang around and got the same answer from someone who installs the systems...i'm pretty confident now that everything is good....Thanks again for the advice mate...
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