The Anderson Style Connector Plugs are 50Amp 12-48V Heavy Duty Connectors that suit 16mm2. Used widely in both domestic and industry, for many 4WD applications, boating, automotive and other industries. Supplied as a moulded 2 pole with contacts.
The Anderson Style Connector Plugs are a top choice for connectors with multiple colour options | Perth Pro Auto
Anderson plugs are quick and easy to install and they also reduce the number of parts you need to fiddle with. These plugs come in various colours including red, blue and Grey. Connectors feature a one piece plastic housing using stainless steel springs to hold low resistance contacts in place.
These Anderson style plug are often used for un-regulated solar feeds or for an Electronic Stability Control (ESC) line. Please note red Anderson plugs will only plug into another red Anderson plug and same with blue. They are not compatible with any other colour.
The Anderson style Connectors are the preferred heavy duty connection for all DC power distribution and battery connections. The gender less design allows you to quickly create custom, highly efficient connections for any DC and solar setup.
The one piece fully insulated plastic housing is rated at a huge 50amps. Designed to accept cable from 16 to 6 AWG they are perfect for all your solar and charging needs. These trailer plugs also feature low resistance silver plated contacts capable of handling high currents with minimal loss.
The 50a Anderson style plug is built to last. Made from durable polycarbonate with stainless steel locking springs it is a favourite amongst off-road campers, 4x4 's and caravaners alike.
The genderless design simply means each unit is a plug/socket - 2 units are required for a complete connection. There is a range of colours available to enable you to create easily discernible circuits. Each colour has a unique key, which cannot be mis-connected. ie colours will only mate with themselves, red to red or blue to blue.
Great for battery or other applications where the ability to interrupt circuits is required
Incendiary strong construction
Low resistance silver plated contacts
Gender less design allows multiple connections
Impossible to connect reverse polarity
Multiple colour / keyed options
Accepts heavy duty cable (6 AWG)
Contact Wire Size: 16mm2
Included in Kit
Each kit includes one housing and 2 contacts. You simply crimp your wire into the contact which is then inserted into the appropriate side ( - / +) of the housing. You now have a high quality, easy access, quick release connection point.
No, only same coloured plugs can be connected together. A red Anderson plug will only fit into a red Anderson plug. We can’t connect, basically, a red and a grey. The only real reason you’ll have the different colours is so that you always remember to connect the right accessory into the right accessory on your caravan circuit or car. Here you can read more about coloured Anderson plugs.
Charging Circuits - The Anderson plug is designed to handle a high, continuous load, so this makes it ideal to use in charging circuits. The most common use that we install Anderson plugs for is charging the auxiliary battery in your caravan or camper trailer when driving.
It’s fitted to the rear of the vehicle like this one here. This is the ideal alternative to running a charge feed through your 12-pin plug. Too much current charging through a 12-pin plug can cause the pins to melt as they’re not large enough to handle the current from most modern alternators. Having an Anderson plugs means you can safely pass more charge through to your caravan’s battery charge system, keeping the caravan batteries charged up while you travel to your next destination.
Solar Panel Connection - Another common use for Anderson plugs is to connect a solar panel via a regulator to top up your batteries. We often fit these to four-wheel drives and caravans with dual battery systems in an easy to access location so they could easily top up their auxiliary batteries via the solar panel without having to run your vehicle.
Powering ESC (Electronic Stability Control) - We’ll also regularly fit another Anderson plug to your tow bar if you’ve got a caravan that requires power to ESC, which is electronic stability control. Although your ESC can be run through a 12-pin if necessary, we recommend using an Anderson plug because it’s a more secure connection when driving, and ease of disconnection if you’re going off-road. It’s common practice to use a red Anderson plug for ESC and a grey one for your charge feed on the back of your car so you can easily identify them.
12 Volt Accessory Power Alternative - Due to their secure locking design, Anderson plugs also make great alternatives for powering high-draw 12-volt accessories such as fridges and air compressors. Anderson plugs are much more robust and hold a more secure connection than the standard 12-volt cigarette socket. They’re particularly good for those of us who like to venture off the beaten track.