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Subject: [TenTec] Power Poles
From: Jim Brown <k9yc@audiosystemsgroup.com>
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Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:57:22 -0700
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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 problem. :)

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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