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Old 07-01-2019, 11:43 AM
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Response from Anderson, in case you'd like to contact them with further questions/information:

Melting housings can be caused from a variety of reasons the majority of them being improper tooling and crimping.

Another cause is disengaging connectors under load.

Contacts not seated properly in the connector housing can cause shorts, intermittent circuits, abnormally high or low mating force or low retention force of the contact in the housing. This can lead to high electrical resistance, failure to meet designed current and voltage carrying capabilities, overheating and melting of the connector housings.

I usually ask the following questions

Where did you purchase the connector?

What contact are you using (APP part number)

What size and type of wire are you using?

What crimp tool are you using?

What is the amperage of your application?

Please provide a brief description of the application and when the melting occurs.

Let me know if this helps.

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Cheryl Scali

US Tech Support | Anderson Power Products | [email protected] | (978) 422-3801

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Old 07-01-2019, 01:00 PM
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Thanks Hot Runr I just need to get it going again , will definitely keep that in mind
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:06 PM
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I have this one, dealer installed. You'll just run two wires for a normal system, 3 is for 12/24 application. Never an issue, even when I wrapped the prop in weeds and blew the breaker. First thing I remembered (surprisingly) was to run up and check the plug to make sure it wasnt hot. cool as can be.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Wire-Trol...-/181213546470
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:12 PM
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I have this one, dealer installed. You'll just run two wires for a normal system, 3 is for 12/24 application. Never an issue, even when I wrapped the prop in weeds and blew the breaker. First thing I remembered (surprisingly) was to run up and check the plug to make sure it wasnt hot. cool as can be.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-Wire-Trol...-/181213546470
I wonder what the amp rating is for that plug , i checked the link but no reference ?
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Old 07-01-2019, 01:28 PM
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Thanks Hot Runr I just need to get it going again , will definitely keep that in mind
another one to look at.

http://www.marinco.com/en/12vcps3

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Old 07-02-2019, 08:43 AM
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Don,
saw your posting on IDO. Yes, you can get reducing butt-splices, like these from McMaster.

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Old 07-02-2019, 08:48 AM
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Thanks HRG i looked them up , that looks like the way to go
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:59 AM
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I wonder what the amp rating is for that plug , i checked the link but no reference ?
I have no clue. I know i blew a 60A breaker without it getting hot so has to be more than 60A.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:10 PM
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This is what i ended up doing
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:07 PM
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Thanks Hot Runr I just need to get it going again , will definitely keep that in mind
another one to look at.

http://www.marinco.com/en/12vcps3

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I have this plug on my 80# 24v terrova. It is a great plug, very solid.
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