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Old Feb 27, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Anderson Power Pole Metal Locking Pins Question?

Do you use the locking pins? I heard someone say they can vibrate out and get loose inside the airplane.

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Old Feb 27, 2012, 09:47 AM
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They are split roll pins make out of a spring stell material. Some fit tight and some not so tight. You can use a screw driver pushed into the slot to spread them and make them tighter.

I never really liked using them so have always used squre / round toothpicks instead. box of 250 is around $1 and I use each end so cost is next to nothing. Push in and trim flush.

Old Feb 27, 2012, 10:02 AM
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I order mine from and they sell the housings unassembled (individual connectors) and permanently bonded (already paired). Since I could only recall a couple of times that I've ever used an individual connector, I ordered the permanently bonded housings the last time ordered and I've never regretted it. I still have a pretty good inventory of individual housings in both red and black so I still have all the bases covered.


Note: I'll add that I've "permanently bonded" several housings on my older pigtails when the roll pin either disappeared or became loose.
Old Feb 27, 2012, 10:23 AM
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CA if I want them bonded.
Old Feb 27, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Same here, a tiny drop of CA in the dovetail, slide it together, and it will never come apart.
Old Feb 28, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Thanks for the good responses! I sure do like these connectors..
Old Feb 28, 2012, 08:00 PM
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I've never locked any of mine. The fit varies , but most times they are plenty tight for me.
Old Mar 01, 2012, 10:31 PM
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I've only ever had to CA a few pairs together myself. I usually buy the 25 or 50 packs so I just keep trying until I get a tight fit. I was at the end of a bag all that was left were some loose ones so out came a tiny drop of CA.

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