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Witherspoon

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I just ran a bunch of wiring using the XT30 and sometimes XT60
connectors for my firm. There are two areas, however, where connecting/
disconnecting needs to be made without turning off power. My manager
says the XT connectors aren\'t made to handle this so what could I use in
those areas instead? Thank you.
 
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legg

Guest
On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 21:58:39 -0500, Witherspoon <ws194@aol.com> wrote:

I just ran a bunch of wiring using the XT30 and sometimes XT60
connectors for my firm. There are two areas, however, where connecting/
disconnecting needs to be made without turning off power. My manager
says the XT connectors aren\'t made to handle this so what could I use in
those areas instead? Thank you.
What\'s the voltage and current?

RL
 
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Witherspoon

Guest
On 12/9/20 9:10 AM, legg wrote:
On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 21:58:39 -0500, Witherspoon <ws194@aol.com> wrote:

I just ran a bunch of wiring using the XT30 and sometimes XT60
connectors for my firm. There are two areas, however, where connecting/
disconnecting needs to be made without turning off power. My manager
says the XT connectors aren\'t made to handle this so what could I use in
those areas instead? Thank you.

What\'s the voltage and current?

RL
Depends on the line, but generally 8-12 VDC @ up to 12 A.
 
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legg

Guest
On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 09:32:54 -0500, Witherspoon <ws194@aol.com> wrote:

On 12/9/20 9:10 AM, legg wrote:
On Tue, 8 Dec 2020 21:58:39 -0500, Witherspoon <ws194@aol.com> wrote:

I just ran a bunch of wiring using the XT30 and sometimes XT60
connectors for my firm. There are two areas, however, where connecting/
disconnecting needs to be made without turning off power. My manager
says the XT connectors aren\'t made to handle this so what could I use in
those areas instead? Thank you.

What\'s the voltage and current?

RL


Depends on the line, but generally 8-12 VDC @ up to 12 A.
Anderson PP15

ASMPR45-1X2-RK polarized pairs.

Digikey or others.

RL
 
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Jeff Liebermann

Guest
On Wed, 9 Dec 2020 09:32:54 -0500, Witherspoon <ws194@aol.com> wrote:

>Depends on the line, but generally 8-12 VDC @ up to 12 A.

Won\'t work with XT60. Gold plated connectors are made for \"dry\" loads
and cannot be \"switched\" with current flowing. You\'ll blow holes in
the gold plating and eventually end up with a lump of some oxide that
increases the contact resistance. Shove 12A through that, and the
connector will get hot. I\'ve never had much long term luck with using
sliding connectors contacts in place of an on/off switch. I suggest
you look into installing an on/off switch that is rated for 12A DC. I
suggest a battery switch:
<https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=battery+switch>
The current rating on the Chinese switches are science fiction. For
12A, I could get something that is advertised to handle at least 100A.

Also, I hope you have a fuse in the circuit.

--
Jeff Liebermann jeffl@cruzio.com
150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
 
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Andy Burns

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Jeff Liebermann wrote:

Won\'t work with XT60. Gold plated connectors are made for \"dry\" loads
and cannot be \"switched\" with current flowing. You\'ll blow holes in
the gold plating
think even the powerpoles recommended by someone else should only be
used for hot plug/unplug if you specify the silver-plated pins for them,
not the standard tin-plated ones
 
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