Parametric PowerPole Clip

by metrux, published

Parametric PowerPole Clip by metrux Nov 22, 2012

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Security clip for Anderson PowerPole connectors,
popular with amateur radio operators.

Fits 15A, 30A and 45A version, as they use the same housing.


Sucsessfully printed with 0.5mm nozzle.
Just clip on.

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How tight are the clips supposed to be? I tried out the "both clip" and the width of the power poles was too wide to fit in the connector. The roll pins didn't survive the support material trim and my attempt to insert the power pole connectors, but I didn't expect them to either.

Printing on a custom Printrbot LC with natural ABS slic3r and PronterFace (older versions). The calibration is sub millimeter on the printer, and it looks like the print was 1mm short on both axes. I suppose I could modify the parameters.

What did you test the prints with?

made 7 trashed tham all one i used 100 fill pins and ends broke wile removing them from the glass
that was worst

What Material, which printer?

LUCKED OUT! was about to make a bunch of these! Thanks!

Rewrote the scad.

I was thinking of whipping up one of these.  Thanks for saving me the time.  The poles don't hold well on their own.

I'm trying to imagine how to use this. I am assuming it is for a double PowerPole setup (side by side attachment). Are the center pins supposed to go where the roll pins go? 

I don't use the roll pins that often that works fine for me.I added an image for clarification. 

Got it! Look good. I'm trying some on some 30A clips.