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Old 06-13-2018, 02:49 PM   #31
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I tend to say 'scr#w Zamp', and use Andersen PowerPole connectors for my solar stuff. PP30 for 12 gauge up to 30A, PP45 for 10 gauge up to 45 A (they are interconnectable).
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:50 PM   #32
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Are the Anderson connectors the same ones developed in the early 70's that are not rated to by in the Sun on a long term basis. Anderson connectors in the Sun will last maybe a couple of years before they dissolve. Good Luck.
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I spoke with Zamp Solar Technical Support today and the 12 gauge versions were replaced by the 10 gauge versions and the 12 gauge option is no longer offered. Anyone with 12 gauge versions has old stock. Bend, OR the headquarters of Zamp Solar verified this statement today.
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Are the Anderson connectors the same ones developed in the early 70's that are not rated to by in the Sun on a long term basis. Anderson connectors in the Sun will last maybe a couple of years before they dissolve. Good Luck.
Maybe at one time when they were developed they used an inferior plastic, but I have never heard that. I bet it would depend on who makes them. GoPower uses them, lots of temporary 12V equipment connections use them (like trolling motors or winches). I see you sell them at the store you are advertising, are you not selling quality components?
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:41 AM   #35
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Are the Anderson connectors the same ones developed in the early 70's that are not rated to by in the Sun on a long term basis. Anderson connectors in the Sun will last maybe a couple of years before they dissolve. Good Luck.
PowerPoles are not considered weatherproof, so any external ones, I would put behind a weather door.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:27 PM   #36
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I spoke with Zamp Solar Technical Support today and the 12 gauge versions were replaced by the 10 gauge versions and the 12 gauge option is no longer offered. Anyone with 12 gauge versions has old stock. Bend, OR the headquarters of Zamp Solar verified this statement today.
Perhaps Zamp is a bit behind on updating their website - text clearly says 12 AWG

https://www.zampsolar.com/solar-ports

Wonder who is selling the 10 AWG currently.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:37 PM   #37
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I have been ordering the ZS-SolarPort, which is 10AWG Sidewall Mount SAE port 12" for clients all over the US. Zamp Solar no longer makes the 12AWG option and has none in inventory.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:44 PM   #38
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If you are going to use a Portable Solar solution or battery maintenance other than Zamp Solar, I also have the ZS-BDC-ADPT Polarity adaptor that you will need with the Zamp Solar Port ZS-SolarPort. Escape Trailer owners with twin 6-volt batteries would find that the 120 Watt, 160 Watt and the 200 Watt portable solutions would work well putting Amp Hours back into the batteries.
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If you are going to use a Portable Solar solution or battery maintenance other than Zamp Solar, I also have the ZS-BDC-ADPT Polarity adaptor that you will need with the Zamp Solar Port ZS-SolarPort. Escape Trailer owners with twin 6-volt batteries would find that the 120 Watt, 160 Watt and the 200 Watt portable solutions would work well putting Amp Hours back into the batteries.
Or install the Zamp port switching the polarity so that it matches SAE standards and not worry about a "polarity adapter" unless you ever buy a Zamp portable panel. The "polarity adapter" would then be needed to convert the Zamp panel to a SAE connection and it will then work fine with your SAE Port (the one that USE to be the non standard Zamp).

I don't agree that Zamp is worth double (or more) than what the rest of the industry charges for solar.
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