Are these connectors worth saving?

  1. julianf

    julianf Member

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    They're anderson connectors, right?

    But they look to be moulded. As in I can't change the wires.

    They were from a largeish (8kva) ups unit that was scrapped.
     
  2. Ruffian Member

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    Do look like Anderson connectors.
    Usually can remove the wire out of them with a flat head screwdriver and there is a tab inside.

    They are about £12 per pair usually and handy for jump start points. (Aa and rac used to have them on the front bumpers etc)
     
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  3. Hopefuldave Intergalactic pot-mender

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    If they're real Andersons, you need to pull up on the "leaf spring" at the open end and the contacts will slide out - a scriber/similar should get under them.

    They're useful, I have 'em interrupting jump leads / charger cables so I can clamp onto the batteries with no worries about shorting out, then hook the two Andersons together.

    Dave H. (the other one)
     
  4. julianf

    julianf Member

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    Thank you. I'll have a better look at them.
     
  5. julianf

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    Ive had a better look.

    They are an APC copy of Anderson connectors. From youtube the design and internals look identical but the plastic bit is a little different shape.

    I took them apart just like you would Anderson units.

    The terminals have been crimped to the wires, so they may be useful but im not sure - it depends if i want to join wires, or if i can think up a setup where the wires are long enough.

    Ill probably step over them for a couple of years and then get irritated and throw them out!

    Thanks for telling me how to get them apart!
     
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