anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

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anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby tony edwards » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi,just a quick question about what size socket people use on there single seater.Im running van diemen with a redtop 15 batt.What is the common size to use,50amps or 175 amp socket.thanks.

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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby Dermot Healy » Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:57 pm

You'll find both used.....& both will work... but the bigger ones are easier to connect to decent sized battery cables & perhaps tend to give less aggravation

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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby andrewcliffe » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:57 pm

You'll find that when you really need to borrow a slave battery, because yours has been nicked, or you've forgotten it, or it has suddenly decided not to hold a charge, that everyone will be using the other type to you.
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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby tristancliffe » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:20 pm

The Reynard had a larger 175A connector on it, so our wheeled jump battery has a large one. All the Dallaras have had 50A ones, so we have a converter on the wheeled battery - so that can do BOTH!!! The non-wheeled versions (I must get round to making a trolley for them, as my pitcrew deserve better than carrying heavy things) only have small 50A connectors. And then we start playing with cars that had grey 50A connectors, but they came off straight away and got red ones instead.

My limited spying on cars suggests that most things pre-1994 seem to have larger connectors, and most later things have smaller ones. Probably best to fit whatever the rest of your class has, because you'll be wanted their jump starters one day.
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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby teamfoxracing » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:18 pm

The grey 50 amp plugs seem to take longer to break up if you use brake cleaner and other solvents near them!
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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby triple j motorsport » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:41 pm

I have moved over to the larger sockets the smaller ones break much easier. I got feed up with replacing them when pulled at an angle when being unplugged by mechanics (ie my dad, wife or mate) or stood on. The cases on the larger one tend to take more abuse plus the handle is much better.

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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby tony edwards » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:01 pm

thanks very much everyone!! 175a seems to be the sensible answer.

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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby lee » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:27 pm

The greys and red plugs are keyed differently so will not mix. Unless you file away the key.
I agree with tristan. Go for the 175a

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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby andrewcliffe » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:41 pm

There are yellow anderson plugs as well!
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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby tristancliffe » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:47 pm

And blue, and green, and...
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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby Dermot Healy » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:37 pm

....and Anderson shelters as well.....but you'll be too young to remember them!

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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby broadside » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:12 pm

Not forgetting Pamela...................... :D
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Re: anderson socket size-50amps or 175amps

Postby Anson » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:47 am

And of course the designer of the Anson (and later numerous, similarly attractive but less successful F1 designs...) Gary
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