Your Comprehensive Guide to Anderson Plugs

Your Comprehensive Guide to Anderson Plugs - KickAss Products

Welcome to KickAss guide on one of the most reliable and powerful 12-volt connectors on the market: the Anderson plug. For those who have experienced the limitations of traditional connectors like cigarette lighter plugs, you know the frustration of poor connections and limited power capacity. Anderson plugs revolutionize the way we connect devices, offering a robust and efficient solution.

Why Anderson Plugs Stand Out

Anderson plugs are a significant leap forward from conventional connectors, designed with the user's needs in mind. Here’s why they have become the go-to choice for electrical connections:

  • Exceptional Power Capacity: With the ability to carry up to 50 amps, Anderson plugs are perfect for high-demand applications.
  • Sturdy and Reliable Connection: Say goodbye to the annoying wobble of lesser connectors. Anderson plugs ensure a stable and secure fit every time.
  • Universal Design: The unique design of Anderson plugs means there's no need to worry about male or female ends, simplifying the connection process.

KickAss Products’ Anderson Plug Selection

At KickAss Products, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of Anderson plugs to cater to all your needs:

  • Standard Grey Anderson Plugs: These are the industry benchmark for reliability and are the most common type you'll encounter.
  • Exclusive Black Anderson Plugs: Specially designed to be interchangeable with the grey models, these are used to maintain consistency across our solar controller setups.
  • Color-Coded Variants: To help avoid confusion and ensure proper connections, we've introduced Anderson plugs in green, yellow, and blue. These colors are not meant to be mixed with the grey or black options and are ideal for distinguishing between different types of connections, such as vehicle charge leads or solar inputs.

Mastering Crimping and Connection

Ensuring a secure crimp on an Anderson plug's terminals is crucial for a reliable connection. Here's how to do it right:

  • Proper Crimping: Use a dedicated crimper for Anderson plugs to attach the cable securely to the terminal. This guarantees a strong connection that won't fail under stress.
  • Secure Insertion: After crimping, insert the terminal into the Anderson plug until it clicks into place. Always perform a pull test to confirm the connection is secure.
  • Recommended Tools: For optimal results, we advocate the use of our heavy-duty crimpers designed for Anderson plugs and our stripping gun for easy cable preparation, both available from our website.

How to Remove Anderson Plug Terminals

Although it might seem tricky at first, removing a terminal from an Anderson plug can be simple with the right approach:

  • Release Technique: Use a flat blade screwdriver to gently push the terminal forward and then depress the spring to release it.
  • Reassembly Advice: Make sure the metal spring is correctly positioned before reinserting the terminal, whether you're correcting a mistake or adjusting your setup.

Enhancements and Accessories

To complement your Anderson plug configuration, we offer a selection of weatherproof fuses, pre-made leads with fuses, and various terminals. Our online store is stocked with all the tools and connectors you'll need for a top-notch 12-volt system, including comprehensive tutorials on dual battery systems and wiring solutions.


Anderson plugs are an essential upgrade for anyone looking to improve their electrical connections, offering unparalleled power capacity, reliability, and ease of use. For all your Anderson plug requirements, KickAss Products has you covered with expert advice and premium products. Explore our range today and elevate your 12-volt systems to the next level.

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