Hello Operators

I’ve been slow on supporting the smaller channels lately (life happens), so today I’m sharing another powerpole distribution project. This one from AD6DM Dennis.

The most interesting aspect of his project was the 3D printing of the enclosure and his knowledge of printing materials. It’s completely obvious that a 3D printer is needed here at OH8STN, so it’s nice to see these projects coming together, from other amateur radio operators.

If you’re putting this project together, you’ll need to address the fusing issue either upstream between the board and power supply, or downstream between the board and the loads.

Here’s the video, and parts list. Please let Dennis know what you think about that project.


Julian oh8stn

Published on 25 May 2019

In this episode, I build a fuse-less power distribution accessory from connectors & a 3D printer. This allows multiple devices to share one power supply. It has 45A PCB connectors soldered together internally, and is designed to be stackable for daisy-chaining.

Very satisfying putting this together from concept to final product. And you get to see during my very first time attempting this build, I actually put the Powerpoles in backwards. 🙂 But it works!.

Parts List:
– You’ll need (at least) 5 pairs of Powerpole connectors (plastic pair parts only): https://amzn.to/2W9QZdS
– 10 Mouser 1336G1 45A PCB Powerpole right-angle connectors: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/…
– This 3D design by IZ3GME on Thingaverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:742088

Also needed:
– A 3D Printer and filament color of your choice: https://amzn.to/2K3yHUk
– A soldering iron: https://amzn.to/2M93npA

Follow Dennis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AD6DM
Visit my website: https://ad6dm.net

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Shout out to The Powerpole King™ K8MRD Radio Stuff, who wants us to Powerpole ALL THE THINGS! Check him out: https://youtu.be/9l9VaEKd4P0

Thanks and 73

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