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Anderson power connectors

Discussion in 'Boss Plows Discussion' started by Turkey, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Turkey

    Turkey Member
    Messages: 77

    When swapping the factory power plugs for Anderson connectors, are you sealing the back side of the connector in some way? If so, how?
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I never sealed mine. I don't think it's necessary since they close up pretty tight.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Pack them full of di-electric.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    I use old spark plug wire boots. Always save them from tune-ups so there's always plenty on hand.

    They fit tight around the cables and need forced into the rear of the connectors so they sealed rather well. Especially after first packing them with di-electric grease. Plus they're free.
     
  5. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

    I'm not familiar with what an "Anderson connector" is,... does anyone have any photos of them? If there's a better cable connector system than the stock ones, I'd probably switch too,... thanks! :waving:
     
  6. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    http://www.plowsite.com/showpost.php?p=804591&postcount=3
     
  7. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    You'd think someone (B&B) would've mentioned that to me when I inquired about my install :waving: :D
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Probably thought you had enough experience to know you never install electrics with-out di-electric.:rolleyes::D:jester:
     
  9. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    That one left a mark :eek:
     
  10. Alaska Boss

    Alaska Boss PlowSite.com Addict
    from Alaska
    Messages: 1,951

  11. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You can source the 175 AMP Anderson connectors at your local NAPA store and make the cables up yourself (2 gage preferably).

    If you'd like the specific NAPA p/n's for the connector halves I'm sure I have them.
     
  12. Turkey

    Turkey Member
    Messages: 77

    Thanks for the tips guys. Searching the web some I've found Powerwerx has the best pricing, they also have a boot for the backside of the SB connectors.

    Anybody figure out a way to mount the Anderson connector to the Boss bracket for the bumper? I'm thinking either use the existing clamp to clamp the cables, or bolt the Anderson connector to the Boss bracket.
     
  13. sabres07

    sabres07 Senior Member
    from buffalo
    Messages: 110

    Yes, the part numbers would be helpful. thanks
     
  14. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    NAPA# 740-235 will get you a complete assembly (both halves with connectors) for 4 gauge cables. If you want to run 2 gauge (highly recommended) simply run a drill bit through the connectors to open them up to the larger size.