PowerPole® Fuser-6 Fused Connector Box
***Hundreds in use across the world!***
The lightest PowerPole® distribution box by far
The SOTABEAMS PowerPole® Fuser-6 makes light work of connecting five accessories to your power source (it has one input and 5 outputs). All the connectors are individually fused. In a typical shack you might have a 100 Watt HF radio, a 50 watt 2m FM radio, an antenna tuner and a QRP rig all connected to your Fuser-6 – and still have a spare connector!
The Fuser-6 is supplied with 3 x 25 Amp and 3 x 5 Amp fuses. Standard automotive blade fuses make replacement easy – these are widely available with values from 1 to 30 Amps. The Fuser-6 incorporates a polarity warning system; lights GREEN for GOOD and RED for REVERSE. This is handy when you have a battery connected to the system to help avoid damage to your equipment if you accidentally get the battery connections wrong.
Naturally we have designed the Fuser-6 to be light and rugged too. The Fuser-6; at home in the shack or in the field; it’s perfect for DX-pedition use. It’s already proving popular with Emcoms and RAYNET users. The Fuser-6 is easy to mount at home, just drill and screw through the rear of the box.
The Fuser-6 internal circuitry is rated at 25 Amps (30 Amp surge); no mean feat for a PCB design. To achieve this we had to use a special up-rated PCB with double weight copper. We also use some clever design to further improve the current handling: ultrawide copper tracks are used on both sides of the board. These are roller tinned (both sides) to reduce the resistance even more. Finally we use plated through vias, carefully located to ensure an even current distribution between each face of the board. This is a unit built to a high specification! Of course the Fuser-6 uses genuine Andersen PCB contacts too for lower contact resistance and improved reliability.
The Fuser-6 is available in three forms.
- The board kit is great for people making a Go-box and wanting to mount the Fuser-6 as part of their project.
- The board kit plus enclosure is a nice one-evening project that is suitable for constructors of all ages and abilities.
- And, of course the Fuser-6 is available built and tested too!
For best results make sure that you use a soldering iron of at least 50 Watts. Additional flux is also helpful to ensure a good result.
- The Board kit + enclosure kit adds:
- ABS box,
- laser-cut and engraved transparent acrylic front panel and;
- board mounting hardware.
- Estimated assembly time (full product) 1 hour 10 minutes
Note that for best results make sure that you use a soldering iron of at least 50 Watts. Additional flux is also helpful to ensure a good result.
25 Amps continuous, 30 Amps surge (adjacent connectors)
1 input, 5 outputs
Power Bus resistance typically less than 1.8 milli Ohms end to end
Weight 135 g (less than 5 oz.)
W 68 x L 130 x H 40 mm (Height excludes connectors) 2.75 x 5 x 1.6 inches
Spare fuses are good to have. We sell a range of automotive blade fuses. Dont leave it until you have blown a fuse – get some in stock.