On 6/4/2014 11:19 AM, Paul Gentry wrote:
The Powerpoles are the worst about reversing polarity unless you are very
attentive. They plug in either way with ease...
Not in my universe. Now, it's certainly possible to mount them
backwards, and yes, they will mate in reverse. But that's a cockpit
Another mistake you can make with a PowerPole pair is to plug red on the
cable to black on the radio. If the radio chassis has a connection to
DC-, you can melt a connector. Ask me how I know. :) My operating desk
is screwed to the wall, and there's a shelf about 12 inches above it, so
my visibility to the rear of a radio is almost non-existent. That's how
I made the mistake.
I really like PowerPole connectors, and use them on everything in my
home and shack that runs on DC.
73, Jim K9YC
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