These Anderson SB50 plugs are ideal for use in quick plug instances such as trolling motors and various other battery connections. We offer the SB50 in either a single plug or a pair of plugs so you can order individual plugs to fit different wire sizes or you can get a pair of the same size. For instance, many trolling motors have 8 AWG or 10 AWG wire but you want to lengthen your wiring and you need to make the long run with 6 AWG wire. In this case you can order one of the 6 AWG plugs and one of the other size plugs to fit the trolling motor wires and the 2 plugs will mate together giving you an easy way to connect and disconnect as you wish.
Each plug includes one plastic housing and 2 of the Anderson wire contacts. The wire contacts can be crimped or soldered onto the wire and then they are slid into the back of the Anderson plug and lock in place. We can make Anderson cable assemblies and we also offer solder pellets for 6 AWG wire in our store.
Based off the design pioneered by Anderson in 1953, APP's two pole SB® connectors set the standard for DC power distribution and battery connections. SB50 connectors feature a one piece plastic housing using stainless steel springs to hold low resistance contacts in place. There is no "gender" to the plugs, no "male" or "female"...the plugs mate upside down with each other which aligns the Positive + and Negative- poles of the connector.
We have included product images that will show you the correct direction to properly insert the contacts into the housing after they have been attached to the cable. Feel free to ask us any questions before ordering. There is also an image above to show the dimentions but the SB50 plug is 1.89 inches long by 1.44 inches wide and .63 inches thick (tall). Again, please see the product images for full measurements.
The SB50 plug will mate with other SB50 plugs of the SAME COLOR! You cannot mate a RED and BLACK plug as they are made differently to avoid this. Also, the SB50 will not mate with a larger plug style such as the SB175. The plugs will only mate with their own series (SB50). Two SB50 plugs of the same color will mate even with different wire sizes as the actual contacts are the same physical size meaning you can mate a BLACK SB50 with 10 AWG wires and a BLACK SB50 with 6 AWG wires with no problem. This again is a reason why this plug style is so popular in trolling motor applications.
The plug is rated to handle up to 120 Amps (per UL 1977 Wire to Wire 6 AWG Max) and is listed to handle 50A of live current plugging and unplugging while under charge (UL Hot Plug Current Rating). The SB50 is rated up to 600V DC or AC.
PLEASE Look at the pictures to see the correct way to insert the metal contact into the housing. It is very simple but if done incorrectly the plugs will not properly mate together!!!