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    BBS02 Factory wiring and suggestions for parts needed.

    Guys, this thread is to advise on alternatives to the supplied Bullet Connections on the BBS02 unit.

    If you have a soft pack then the best option is to replace the Anderson with a set of xt90 connections. This thread will advise you how to do this.

    If you have a Shark Pack then the standard connection that these packs come with are Anderson 45 Powerpole Connections. They're rated at 45 amps and are available here:

    They're not as water proof as the xt90 and cannot handle as much heat but one advantage is they can be crimped or soldered and replaced quite easy.

    When you recieve your BBS02 you will notice that they are supplied with bullets. Click image for larger version  Name:	20170221_204703.jpg Views:	1 Size:	1.22 MB ID:	28504

    Parts Needed
    • 1 set of Anderson 45 Powerpoles

    Tools that are required to crimp Anderson 45 Powerpoles are as follows:
    • 1 pair pliers
    • 1 wires stripping tool
    • 1 anderson powerpole crimping tool.
    The above tools are not required if you decide to solder the Anderson Powerpole or decide to crimp them with a pair of pliers, its not best practice as the crimp may not be as efficient.

    Refer to the following procedure to install Anderson 45 Powerpoles
    1. Remove both bullets using pliers.
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    2. Using a pair of plier or a wire stripper remove a 1/4 of an inch of plastic from both negative and positive wires.
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    3. Inset powerpole into crimping tool mechanism and insert wires until the plastic is level with the end of the crimp
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    4. Crimp both wires with the tool and test that its firm.
    5. Inset both contact pins into the red and black plactic Anderson case the correct colour co-ordination.
    6. Slide both the red and black together
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    Last edited by Rodney64; 02-21-2017, 04:41 AM.

    Here's another article showing in a good bit of detail how to crimp Anderson's without the special Powerpole tools.

    I personally use Anderson's as a standard for all my connections and for me it was worthwhile to buy the tool. Less frustration; better crimps.


    • Rodney64
      Rodney64 commented
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      Thanks Fred

    Pure Gold!


      Good to know. Including the XT90-S pigtailed connectors that Luna sells in my next kit.