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Old 06-30-2019, 04:07 PM
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Any one know of a good quality quick disconnect plug for a 12 volt Power Drive ? The Anderson 50 amp plug melted before the Bus breaker kicked out. 1Oga wire on the Minn Kota and 8 ga coming from the battery . Thanks Don
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Anderson SB-50 connectors
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:57 PM
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Any one know of a good quality quick disconnect plug for a 12 volt Power Drive ? The Anderson 50 amp plug melted before the Bus breaker kicked out. 1Oga wire on the Minn Kota and 8 ga coming from the battery . Thanks Don
Could you tell if the heat come from between the contacts, or where the crimping to your wires was? That Anderson SB-50 plug set is normally pretty reliable.

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I've used an Anderson SB50 connector on my 12 volt Power Drive 55 lb since 2007 and not a spec of trouble with the connector. The connector I use is sized for 6 AWG wire, which is what I have between battery and trolling wire leads. I used soldered, not crimped connections.
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Not sure what contacts Minn-Kota provides with the kit, but they make # 8 & 10 specific contacts for that size plug.

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I believe mine were sb 50 Anderson andi had them soldered in .
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I worked as a Supervisor in several shipping/receiving operations for 25+ years. I can not remember an Anderson fail, other than the shell being cracked. Working for an Automotive supplier we also used them frequently throughout the plant for equipment.

Experience with them from small 10 AMP to large maybe 200+ Amp.
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Thanks! By any chance, was this the Minn-Kota kit, or did you get the parts elsewhere? The reason I ask, I see that M-K is now off-shoring the 60-amp breaker they sell, it no longer is the Bussman produced product, but a China clone. I'm wondering if they are selling a knock-off of this plug too?

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