Powerpole Distribution Box

 This project is a DC distribution box using Anderson Powerpoles, the now almost universal method of connecting 12v equipment.

Cost increases of Components , Shipping and the $US Exchange rate are starting to hit. We have already had to increase postage in line with Australia Post, and the cost of the kits have to go up slightly to $43 dollars . 

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Powerpole Volmeter Assembled
WARS Powerpole kit and voltmeter assembled and running
Powerpole Kit assembled with voltmeter part
Powerpole Kit assembled with voltmeter part

Voltmeter version includes an additional voltmeter that fits inside the case. Note that this is still all in kit form and assembly is required, in particular with this new version cutting out the case is a little bit trickier and you will need something to hold the meter in place, hot glue or araldite. Built in a supplied Jiffy Case.

OR: Print your own 3D case

 3D Case Template WARS Powerpole Box Kit-small

 

Bulk orders for clubs

Kit Contents
Kit Contents

– for orders of 10 or more please contact us, we offer free shipping! We even have combinations available with our packs of powerpoles, send an email to treasurer@vk2bv.org so we can organise something. (We may need an extra week to organise our minions to assemble the stock!)

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WARS Powerpole Distribution Kit + VM
WARS Powerpole Distribution Kit + VM
12v Power distribution box with 6 fused Anderson 30 amp connectors. Plus Voltmeter
Available Qty: 36
Price: $43.00
Quantity:  

Connectors-Anderson Powerpole-Red/Black 30Amps
Connectors-Anderson Powerpole-Red/Black 30Amps
Set of 10 Red/Black 30 Amp Permanently Bonded Anderson Powerpole Sets.
* Freight is free for up to 2 sets of 10 if you order together with Powerpole Distribution Box Kit,
Or you intend to pick them up from the clubhouse.
Otherwise please add shipping separately elsewhere on this page.
* We can ship up to 10 sets of 10 connectors in one $8.20 Parcel Post bag.
Available Qty: 16
Price: $25.00
Quantity:  
FREIGHT: IF CONNECTORS TO BE SENT SEPARATELY TO KITS
FREIGHT: IF CONNECTORS TO BE SENT SEPARATELY TO KITS
Price: $8.20

 

Club Store Sales – No Shipping
These items are for local sales at the club house only

WARS Powerpole Distribution Kit + VM - Pickup
WARS Powerpole Distribution Kit + VM - Pickup
12v Power distribution box with 6 fused Anderson 30 amp connectors. Plus Voltmeter
This item is for local club pickup at W.A.R.S. Only - no shipping
Available Qty: 11
Price: $43.00
Quantity:  

Connectors-Anderson Powerpole-Red/Black 30Amps
Connectors-Anderson Powerpole-Red/Black 30Amps
Set of 10 Red/Black 30 Amp Permanently Bonded Anderson Powerpole Sets.
* Freight is free for up to 2 sets of 10 if you order together with Powerpole Distribution Box Kit,
Or you intend to pick them up from the clubhouse.
Otherwise please add shipping separately elsewhere on this page.
* We can ship up to 10 sets of 10 connectors in one $8.20 Parcel Post bag.
Available Qty: 16
Price: $25.00
Quantity:  

Instructions for assembling the WARS Powerpole Distribution Kit

Additional Instructions for assembling the WARS Powerpole Distribution Kit Voltmeter

The features of the box are as follows:

1. One input connector, may be replaced by a direct cable input.
2. 6 outputs.
3. Each output is fused with a standard blade fuse.
4. Each fuse has a RED LED indicator under it to indicate a fuse failed condition.
5. Indicator LED to indicate power present and correct polarity. GREEN = Power available at correct polarity.   RED = Power available but incorrect polarity.
6. Designed to fit inside standard (supplied) UB5 jiffy box (approx 80 x 50 x 30 mm), or 3D print your own box.
7. All components mounted on double sided PCB with double thickness tracks (2oz copper) and all plated through holes. PCB is also RoHS compliant.

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7 thoughts on “Powerpole Distribution Box”

  1. Latest version of instructions just uploaded which include a couple of suggestions from people who have constructed the kit and also a note on voltage ratings.

  2. I was searching for a 12V powerboard for 4WD camping and found the WARS Powerpole Kit. Well done!!! This has much wider application than just Amateur Radio.

    A couple of comments.
    1) The power input needs a separate fuse or probably better as a circuit breaker.
    2) I’d like to see a 50A Anderson plug on power input.
    3) I’d also like to see it turned on it’s side so the leads come out the side with a clear cover but the leds should still face the top.

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