50A Anderson Plugs

Doing a few little jobs today while listening to the ARRL 10m contest on the radio. Now that i have solar panels i really need a way to charge the battery while out portable, so I knocked up this Anderson Plug and bolted it to the battery. I will be able to radio and charge the battery at the same time which will be nice.

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Anderson plug after being soldered and crimped. YES BOTH

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And now bolted firm to the battery.

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100w Dummy Load

Not all builds are big and fancy. Sometimes you just have to build something to do the job. This 100w dummy load is 20 x 5w resistors in parallel, nothing fancy and should handle the 60w i wish to throw at it for a couple of amplifier projects i have sitting here.

The 30w dummy load i build previously, 10 x 3w resistors was starting to get warm around the 25w mark, so i think this new one should stay cool to 80 or 80w quite easily. I will add a 12v fan to the case if i need to cool it and give it more power at some stage.

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Resistors soldered to the board in a grid 4×5.

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Being 5% parts you expect some variation, but near enough to a 50 ohm load as you can get.

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