Crimping lugs for 175A Anderson Powerpole 2AWG

Plecoptera

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I want to create some 2AWG cables with 175A Anderson Powerpole connectors on one end, marine grade 2AWG 3/8" ring lugs on the other.

I have a 10 ton hydraulic crimper with 35mm fittings, and have added 2AWG ring lugs to cables a bunch of times. While I have done 4AWG Anderson spade without trouble, I have never done the 2AWG spade lugs the 175A Anderson uses.

I 'think' that the Andersons should be like any other 2AWG or Anderson type lug I have done in the past, but I don't 'know' it for sure. Those spade lugs are expensive, and I would hate to split one finding out they are somehow different from ring lugs.

I would rather crimp than solder.

Has anyone crimped these lugs?
 
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Plecoptera

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The answer is: Yes, you can. Crimping went well, no problems. I used 35mm2 dies in the press, and they actually fit "2AWG" for a change.
 

time2roll

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Missed this. I would have gone a size larger on the die as these powerpole connectors seem a bit thicker than most lug terminals.
Glad to hear it worked out.
 

Just John

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Yes, I've crimped many powerpole connectors. Not a problem once you figure out the correct die. You can order pins individually. Their crimp tool basically tells you what size from the chart. For all of their SB50, use 6 gauge crimp, no matter the wire size, they just make the walls thicker on the smaller gauge wire pins. Same for all the other sizes, for each one you would use the same crimp die, they just have thicker walls on the smaller wire sizes.

Chart:

Individual pins:


Anderson SeriesAnderson Part NoWire GaugeSBcrimp Die Position
PP75/SB50590066
PP75/SB50595286
PP75/SB505915106
SB120/PP12013192First with 4, second with 5
SB120/PP1201319G44First with 4, second with 5
SB120/PP1201319G66First with 4, second with 5
SB175/PP18013821/0 First with 2, second with 3
SB175/PP18013471First with 2, second with 3
SB175/PP18013832First with 2, second with 3
SB175/PP18013844First with 2, second with 3
 
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