What quick release connectors are good for connecting 2 pairs of wires?

  • 2 poles
  • Max 1.5kW
  • 12V
  • DC?


  • Splashproof

Anderson Power products are most commonly used in this sort of application.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yup, common for UPSes and mobile homes. The connectors look different for different voltages to lessen the probability of connecting them incorrectly. \$\endgroup\$ – Gunnish Jan 24 '13 at 12:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ +1 for Andersen, widely used in industry. Waterproof is a difficult one to quantify - are you talking "doesn't mind rain" or "must operate outside a submarine"? Usually, heat-shrink & vaseline are adequate protection for 12v stuff. \$\endgroup\$ – John U Jan 24 '13 at 13:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ it's splashproof. very grateful for refering to Anderson connector, but the only anderson thing I find in Lithuania is 30A. I need at least 75A (normal operation - up to 800-900W) \$\endgroup\$ – BlackTea Jan 24 '13 at 13:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ @sharas: There's no way I could know that you're in Lithuania if you don't fill in your profile. \$\endgroup\$ – Dave Tweed Jan 24 '13 at 13:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also, parts are available to buy online from abroad. \$\endgroup\$ – Gunnish Jan 24 '13 at 18:03

Anderson is absolutely the first choice for affordable high current low voltage connectors, though I don't believe they offer anything even remotely sealed. Another option is Delphi Power Pack connectors. In general, you'd need crimp tooling, though they can be assembled with 'affordable' crimp tools in low volumes. Current to 250A.

I have no idea about distributors in Lithuania; sorry.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Anderson is absolutely the first choice for affordable high current low voltage connectors - thanks for that \$\endgroup\$ – BlackTea Jan 26 '13 at 9:56

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