SAE 2 Pin

Attention Commercial Customers !!!

by on Oct.02, 2016, under USA #1

We’d like to highlight our SAE 2 Pin products being “Made in USA”, in terms of Quality, as well as fulfilling “Buy American”.

Seems this might be of particular interest to commercial customers, especially those attempting to attract business with branches of the government.

We’d also like to highlight Our familiarity, willingness, and ability to assemble/provide, necessary documents. For example, Certificates of Conformance, and Certificates pertinent to chemicals (example: EU requirements around Substances of Very High Concern – SVHC’s).

Experience gained in nuclear power and chemical industries – engineering, procurement, and materials management (especially with respect to electrical equipment), has enhanced our ability to meet these requirements.

We’ve come to recognize the attention of government contractors involved in developing and manufacturing target systems, as well as other applications, about which we know fewer specifics. We have learned that at least some of these applications involve solar power, and probably communication or navigation devices.

Tactical Training, as well as, engineering experience has aided us in our understanding in these areas, especially Target System applications. Similarly, knowledge of Tactical Gear and training & installation experience gained in the Solar Power Industry has also been a benefit.

We actively participate in Crisis Application Group (CAG) tactical training in firearms, medical, survival techniques. Thus, we’re continuing to gain hands on training & experience in cutting edge pertinent applications.

We welcome anyone with interest or questions to email Ray Bowers at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com or call or text at 302-562-1706 (We are a Delaware LLC, but currently located in Georgia).

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American Quality SAE 2 Pin Connector

by on Oct.02, 2016, under USA #1

We have a customer that has used Our Products in His Application for several years now, and he’s recently undergone some pertinent learning.

Initially, in the interest of economy, He had been purchasing some of the cheaper SAE 2 Pin assemblies (elsewhere), coming from offshore.

As might have been anticipated, the lower quality imported product wasn’t holding up to the constant manipulation – coupling & uncoupling.

These short SAE 2 Pin connectors lacking the enhanced reinforcement of Our American Made line, often succumb to conductor breakage within the insulation at the back of the connector body.

This occurs because with manipulation, the conductors get bent back and forth and work harden – making them brittle and subject to breakage.

Our American Made SAE 2 Pin Connectors have an Extended Body which adds Reinforcement, and therefore “Strain Relief”, thus avoiding that type failure.

The Extended Body of Our American Made SAE 2 Pin Connectors also provides for Enhanced Grip and Ease in Manipulation.

These Features are Especially Appreciated in not only High Use Applications, but Harsh Environments as well.

Consider coupling and uncoupling in Frigid Weather when the materials are not only hard & brittle, but the wearing of gloves may make the Extended Body Much Appreciated.

Beyond the Basic Extended Body SAE 2 Pin Connector We offer with 18 & 16 AWG, We offer an Enhanced Grip Model with 12 AWG.

We also make this Enhanced Grip Model available in a Shrouded Version, which provides Protection over the Junction.

As can be seen, producing and offering SAE 2 Pin Connectors in an Expanded array of Configurations as well as Wire Gauge & Lengths is what We are all about.

It is Our Mission to Provide Ease in Obtaining the SAE 2 Pin Assemblies that Best Meet Our Customer’s Needs & Desires, be it an existing configuration, a variation, or an assembly Engineered to Meet Unique Specifications.

Our Engineering Experience aids Us in understanding and communicating in a Professional Manner, yet with Intention – We Seek Out and Enjoy interaction with Customers Appreciating Our Willingness to Assist in the Development of an Assembly that would meet Specific Needs.

We will Never Forget Those that have extended Patience & Understanding to Us in the Development of Our Niche, and with Intention – We Attend to Passing that Spirit Forward.

Our Expertise developed out of being Educated as an “Hands On” Agricultural Engineer, spending most of career as an Engineer in the Nuclear Power Industry and other heavy Industrial Environments, and then going “small business” in the Battery Maintenance and Portable Solar Industries.

One of Our Delights is coming to Know New Applications We hadn’t even considered – Examples: Fishing Lights, Electronic Game Calls, Tractor Mounted Spray Units, Portable Power Units, and even Tactical Training Target Systems.

We welcome anyone with interest or questions to email Ray Bowers at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com or call/text at 302-562-1706 (We are a Delaware LLC, but currently located in Georgia).

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2 Way Connector as an Alternate Designation for SAE 2 Pin

by on May.07, 2016, under Terminology

Clearly, there are a large number of people who don’t even know these particular designations.

We have been banking on the “SAE 2 Pin” designation, as we feel this automotive designation is most appropriate.

In the interest of capturing the attention of a greater number of seekers, we are keenly attentive to what words others might use in a search.

Somehow “2 way” doesn’t seem all that descriptive, but nevertheless it seems to have caught on with at least a few manufacturers, suppliers, and seekers.

Furthermore, it seems ironic (at least to US – focused on “Made in USA”) that a product manufactured outside the US should become the most prevalent found via an internet search. The Hopkins Manufacturing product 47965 labeled a “2 Pole Flat” connector assembly is found in the towing or trailer equipment area of many discount automotive stores.

Hopkins 2 Pole Flat 47965

Hopkins Product 47965

In our experience (as discussed in previous posts), we have come upon such phrases as “2 prong”, “2 pole”, “2 conductor”, “flat trailer connector”, “12 volt dc connector” being used, as well.

It’s somewhat puzzling to US that the manufacturers of a product marketed and sold in “automotive” stores would chose designations other than that of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers). Maybe the SAE has rights to that specific designation, and that precludes use of the designation? It wouldn’t seem so, considering the connector design itself is used and simply labeled with an alternate designation.

Without a doubt, what matters is what gets the seeker to that which he or she seeks.

Solar Capitalist LLC products at www.solarcapitalist.com

Tech Discussions at www.bohemianbiker.com

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SAE 2 Pin Today

by on Apr.26, 2016, under Application

We continue to learn of increasing application of our SAE 2 Pin connector assemblies. Providing SAE 2 Pin connectors with heavier gauge wire as well as enhanced connector bodies, has had them see new applications. The heavier gauge wire offerings facilitate applications involving greater current flow. The enhanced connector bodies provide strain relief as well as grip for ease in manipulation. Clearly, the Quality of Our Made in America products is far superior to the mass produced assemblies coming in from other countries.

Being found continues to be sort of a challenge, as not everyone is aware of the “SAE 2 Pin” designation. By virtue of an assortment of keywords, we are sometimes found via other related terms or phrases. In addition to our ecommerce web site at www.solarcapitalist.com , we strive to raise the level of awareness with technical discussions on both of our blog sites: www.sae2pin.com and www.bohemianbiker.com

Although we initially targeted motorcyclists and portable solar powers enthusiasts, we have widened that focus to include many other realms. Some of those realms precipitate very little, but then others seem to produce appreciated attention.

Interaction on several forums has driven up some attention.

For example, on this Vanagon enthusiast forum…

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=581898&highlight=sae++pin

Seeing the need for replacement SAE 2 Pin Caps, developing a mold, producing and marketing the “hard to find” caps, has gained us sought after attention.

http://www.solarcapitalist.com/index.aspx/ImageGallery/Index?productId=31

Amateur (or Ham) Radio is one of the realms we attempted to pursue, but it seems to only have produced limited results. Here is one of the offerings targeting this application:

http://www.solarcapitalist.com/sae2pin-radio-power-suppy-connector-pigtail-12awg.aspx

We’ve even developed an SAE 2 pin assembly to specially address Motorola radio application involving a power supply with “switch leg”.

Heavier Duty application prompted us to develop Shrouded SAE 2 Pin connection pigtails. Our Shrouded SAE 2 Pin Junction components both feature enhanced strain relief and grip and 12” Black Cord with 12 AWG conductors. When your application involves rough duty (dirt, dust, moisture, heavier current flow, and frequent or rough manipulation – wearing gloves, for example), these high Quality connector assemblies may very well be what you need!

http://www.solarcapitalist.com/sae2pin-shrouded-connector-junction-grip.aspx

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American Made SAE 2 Pin Connector Quality

by on Aug.18, 2015, under USA #1

Imported SAE 2 Pin Extension

We have a customer that has used Our Products in His Application for several years now, and He has undergone some pertinent learning.

Initially, in the interest of economy, He had been purchasing the cheaper SAE 2 Pin assemblies coming from offshore.

As might have been anticipated, the lower quality imported product wasn’t holding up to the constant coupling & uncoupling.

These short SAE 2 Pin connectors lacking the enhanced reinforcement of Our American Made line, often succumb to conductor breakage within the insulation at the back of the connector body.

This occurs because with manipulation, the conductors get bent back and forth and work harden – making them brittle and subject to breakage.

Our American Made SAE 2 Pin Connectors have an Extended Body which adds Reinforcement, and therefore “Strain Relief” which avoids the type failure described above.

The Extended Body of Our American Made SAE 2 Pin Connectors also provides for Enhanced Grip and Ease in Manipulation.

These Features are Especially Appreciated in not only High Use Applications, but Harsh Environments as well.

Consider coupling and uncoupling in Frigid Weather when the materials are not only hard & brittle, but the wearing of gloves may make the Extended Body Much Appreciated.

Beyond the Basic Extended Body SAE 2 Pin Connector We offer with 18 & 16 AWG, We offer an Enhanced Grip Model with 12 AWG.

We also make this Enhanced Grip Model available in a Shrouded Version, which provides Protection over the Junction.

As can be seen, producing and offering SAE 2 Pin Connectors in an Expanded array of Configurations as well as Wire Gauge & Lengths is what We are all about.

It is Our Mission to Provide Ease in Obtaining the SAE 2 Pin Assemblies that Best Meet Our Customer’s Needs & Desires, be it an existing configuration, a variation, or an assembly Engineered to Meet Unique Specifications.

Our Engineering Experience aids Us in understanding and communicating in a Professional Manner, yet with Intention – We Seek Out and Enjoy interaction with Customers Appreciating Our Willingness to Assist in the Development of an Assembly that would meet Specific Needs.

We will Never Forget Those that have extended Patience & Understanding to Us in the Development of Our Niche, and with Intention – We Attend to Passing that Spirit Forward.

Our Expertise developed out of being Educated as an “Hands On” Agricultural Engineer, spending most of career as an Engineer in the Nuclear Power Industry and other heavy Industrial Environments, and then going “small business” in the Battery Maintenance and Portable Solar Industries.

One of Our Delights is coming to Know New Applications We hadn’t even considered – Examples: Fishing Lights, Electronic Game Calls, Tractor Mounted Spray Units…

Note: SAE 2 Pin Connectors are also referred to as 2-prong, 2-pole, 2-way, and flat trailer plugs.  They are often found in the battery maintenance industry (for example: on the output of a battery tender) and in the portable solar charger industry.  A basic version is commonly available from Hopkins Manufacturing as P/N 47965 as they are used in the trailer industry.

We endeavor to bring High Quality Made in the USA SAE 2 Pin Connector Assembly Configurations to the Marketplace.

To view our full Product Line – Please visit our Solar Capitalist LLC ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

For Commercial Quantity purchases – Please Call Us at 302-562-1706 or email Us at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

 

 

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Electronic Coyote Caller w/ SAE 2 Pin

by on May.19, 2015, under Application

Our 1st Electronic Coyote Caller – a Business Project, as well as a Hunting Project prompted by the skyrocketing Coyote population in Georgia which is impacting the survival rate of Young Deer & Turkeys – Big Time !!!

Research online quickly provided guidance on components as well as calling.  Within minutes We had a loudspeaker and amplifier ordered on amazon.com (Radio Shack was recommended, but seems to be tapped out and headed for bankruptcy).

Being Cat Lovers with 3 Rescues, We go through buckets of Kitty Litter. We save the empty litter buckets because We find them very handy & efficient for storage (they’re rectangular, stackable, have lids and a carry handle, etc.).

I was immediately envisioning use of a kitty litter bucket in the assembly of a electronic coyote calling setup.

Coyote Caller Components

Coyote Caller Components

A sealed 12 Volt AGM Battery (We have these on hand for other projects – generally Solar) mounted in the bottom of the bucket would provide weight for stability as well as Power.

Coyote Caller battery mount

Coyote Caller battery mount

A Fused Battery Pigtail with SAE 2 Pin Connector (available from US) will not only provide for access to Power, but for connection to a Battery Tender for recharging as well.

An SAE 2 Pin pigtail with 18 AWG leads (available from US) was installed on the power leads of the amplifier.  The leads on the amplifier are lighter, but this combination lends itself well to ease in coupling & uncoupling, and therefore durability.

Same with the Speaker connection wiring – installed using an SAE 2 Pin Junction with 18 AWG leads.  This facilitates easy disconnection for disassembly.

Part of the Beauty of the Bucket is that it not only facilitates assembly and protects the components – out of sight, but keeps all the wiring & connections contained.

The amplifier was mounted on the underside of the “trap door” lid to facilitate easy access to volume control during operation.

Electronic Coyote Caller Assembled with iPod

Electronic Coyote Caller Assembled with iPod

The bucket was camouflaged with spray paint using leaves & pine boughs for pattern.

Our Parts List:

(1) Pyle PHSP4 Indoor/Outdoor 6″ PA Horn Speaker – 50W

(1) Pyle PLIPA2 Mini Amplifier (w/ iPod connection)

(1) 12 Volt AGM Battery

(1) Fused Battery Pigtail w/ SAE 2 Pin Connector

(3) SAE 2 Pin 18 AWG pigtails + 1/8″ heat shrink tubing & solder (for power & speaker wiring)

(1) Kitty Litter bucket with “trap door” top

(6) Fastener Assy’s for Speaker

(4) Fastener Assy’s for Amplifier

(1) Green, (1) Brown, (1) Gray, (1) Black spray paint (to facilitate camouflage painting using tree limbs, pine boughs, etc.)

*Note: SAE 2 Pin Connectors are also referred to as 2-prong, 2-pole, 2-way, and flat trailer plugs.  They are often found in the battery maintenance industry (for example: on the output of a battery tender) and in the portable solar charger industry.  A basic version is commonly available from Hopkins Manufacturing as P/N 47965 as they are used in the trailer industry.

We endeavor to bring High Quality Made in the USA SAE 2 Pin Connector Assembly Configurations to the Marketplace.

To view our full Product Line – Please visit our Solar Capitalist LLC ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

For Commercial Quantity purchases – Please Call Us at 302-562-1706 or email Us at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

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SAE 2 Pin Max Strain Relief & Grip

by on May.13, 2015, under Configurations, HD Variations, USA #1

SAE 2 Pin Max Strain Relief Grip

SAE 2 Pin Max Strain Relief Grip

News Flash: We’ve responded to Customer Feedback with the above SAE 2 Pin Configuration featuring enhanced Strain Relief and Grip.

We often hear customers lament with respect to the impact of frequent manipulation of the economical mass produced SAE 2 Pin connectors available in discount automotive stores.  Specifically, trouble coupling & uncoupling connectors, and conductors breaking within the insulation at the back end of the connector.  Clearly, these connector configurations are not designed with ease in coupling & uncoupling in mind.

In Answer to the Desires of Our Customers, We have Produced the above Enhanced Configuration featuring Max Strain Relief & Grip.

Please note that these Connectors are also referred to as 2-prong, 2-pole, 2-way, and flat trailer plugs.  They are often found in the battery maintenance industry (for example: on the output of a battery tender) and in the portable solar charger industry.  A basic version is commonly available from Hopkins Manufacturing as P/N 47965 as they are used in the trailer industry.

We endeavor to bring High Quality Made in the USA SAE 2 Pin Connector Assembly Configurations to the Marketplace.

Link to the Products pictured above: http://www.solarcapitalist.com/sae2pin-junction-strain-relief-grip-connector.aspx

To view our full Product Line – Please visit our Solar Capitalist LLC ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

For Commercial Quantity purchases – Please Call Us at 302-562-1706 or email Us at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

 

 

 

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SAE 2 Pin Connector Pigtails

by on Mar.26, 2015, under Availability

What is an SAE 2 Pin  “connector pigtail”, and how can it be used?

A “connector pigtail” is a connector with a “pigtail” of cord, or leads…

A “connector pigtail” facilitates the replacement of a worn or otherwise faulty connector…

By cutting the existing cord or leads appropriately, the new connector assembly can be connected to the loose ends left by the cut.

Best Practice warrants soldering the conductor connections and the application of heat shrink tubing to re-establish insulation and protection.

Care must be taken to identify the Polarity prior to cutting, as well as making the circuit safe by parting connectors or pulling a fuse.

The Polarity of the Connector is specific: Hot (+) Positive leading to either the Protected “Female” Socket side of the connector or the Exposed Male” Pin side (either being the case with an SAE 2 Pin connector).  Specific insulation color may be indicative – for example, red indicating “Hot (+) Positive”.

Another important aspect is matching the wire gauge.  Existing fuse protection is based on protecting the existing wire gauge.  Slightly heavier would be OK, but smaller would not.

Wire Stripper Tool

Wire Stripper Tool

 

Vise Setup for Soldering Wires

Vise Setup for Soldering Wires

Soldering Torch, Solder, Setup

Soldering Torch, Solder, Setup

Re-insulation with Heat Shrinkable Tubing

Re-insulation with Heat Shrinkable Tubing

Finished Product with Soldered Joint Re-insulated

Finished Product with Soldered Joint Re-insulated

Beyond repairing an existing circuit, Connector Pigtails can also be used to establish a “disconnect point”, when building a circuit.

What is sometimes called a “Connector Whip”, might also prove useful.  This is a Connector assembly with a longer cord or leads – say 5′ (vs the 6″ or 12″ known as “Pigtails”).

Changing Connector assemblies provides the opportunity for upgrading.  We make available more durable configurations employing greater reinforcement for strain relief.  This adds the benefit of being easier to manipulate (connect & disconnect), as well.

As a result of frequent connection & disconnection, the conductors often become brittle and break within their insulation – thus interrupting electrical continuity.  Configurations with added strain relief (reinforcement at the back end of the connector) tend to last longer when frequently coupled & uncoupled.

Connectors “mass produced” offshore and sold at discount automotive stores, generally lack such attributes.  High Quality is immediately evident upon inspection of Connectors manufactured here in the United States to meet real world conditions and service.

We are committed to making an assortment of SAE 2 Pin Connector configurations available with wide range of conductor gauges – manufactured here in the USA, and at reasonable prices.

We do carry a mass produced SAE 2 Pin connector assembly (manufactured offshore) for appropriate application.  Our Customers are therefore able to quickly see by visual comparison, the clear differences in Quality.

To view our full Product Line – Please visit our Solar Capitalist LLC ecommerce store at: www.solarcapitalist.com

For Commercial Quantity purchases – Please Call Us at 302-562-1706 or email Us at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

 

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SAE 2 Pin, SAE 2 Pole, SAE 2 Prong, SAE 2 Conductor, Flat 2 Wire Trailer Plug, 12 Volt DC Connector

by on Mar.07, 2015, under Availability, Terminology

An interesting aspect of this connector is that although there are many descriptive terms (2 pin, 2 pole, 2 prong, 2 conductor, 2 wire, flat trailer plug, etc.) used to describe it, there is often much uncertainty with respect to its actual identification.  The “SAE” identifies it as a product of the automotive industry (SAE = Society of Automotive Engineers), but not everyone realizes that.  Some may find their way to one manufacturer’s marketing of this connector at an auto supply store.  Hopkins Manufacturing, widely known for trailer hitch related wiring components, markets this connector with the description “2 pole flat connector” assembly and the product number 47965.  The assembly is a 12″ long extension with red and white insulated 16 AWG conductors.  This product is mass produced outside the U.S., and the quality reflects that in terms of simplicity as well as the occurrence of quality issues.

Clearly, Hopkins avoids the “SAE” designation, as the uncertainty with respect to identification serves their purposes.  Knowing the proper designation (and/or alternate descriptions) enables the searcher to cast a wider net in pursuit of not only sources but assembly variations.

Similarly, the well known producer of Battery Tenders – Deltran Corporation, also avoids using the “SAE” designation.  Deltran’s Battery Tenders include cable assemblies using SAE 2 Pin connectors.

It doesn’t end there – SAE 2 Pin connectors are also widely used for coupling to Portable Solar Chargers.  Here too, the “SAE” designation is left out of the description.  Thus, limiting the users choices in finding alternate sources (or the fabrication) of cable assemblies.

Wikipedia includes information pertinent to this connector in its description of DC connectors:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DC_connector

As stated, the purpose of this Blog is to provide a forum to facilitate discussion of topics pertinent to SAE 2 Pin Connectors.  We welcome our reader’s active participation in these discussions.  Please Comment your observations, questions, and experiences !!!

 

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SAE 2 Pin Connector Commercial Application

by on Jan.23, 2015, under Availability

Solar Capitalist LLC www.solarcapitalist.com and Bohemian Biker LLC www.bohemianbiker.com are Patriotic American Citizen Owned & Operated Family Business ventures, established in 2008.  We continue to grow Our Product Line in response to Customer desires, and strive to create positive Customer experiences with Our business processes.  This SAE 2 Pin blog is one of the means by which We attempt to capture the attention of those seeking knowledge with respect to, or a Customer oriented source for Top Quality SAE 2 Pin Connectors.

Over the past 7 years, We have grown from a business addressing the needs of individual do-it-yourself Customers, to a business working hand-in-hand with other businesses – making SAE 2 Pin Connectors available in a range of wire gauge and assembly lengths has become Our forte.

We’ve leveraged the needs of businesses seeking large quantities of SAE 2 Pin assemblies, into an opportunity for individuals to obtain SAE 2 Pin assemblies to meet their needs.  Often, the order size of a commercial customer makes production feasible – and thereby precipitates the availability to those requiring even single assemblies.

Customer requirements have also driven Us to widen Our services to include custom assembly to meet application specific needs.  For example, making soldered/heat shrink protected connections.

We are ever vigilant for opportunities to expand Our Product Line, and provide Services that are desired & appreciated by Our Customers.  Often, a product is the culmination of a process involving interaction throughout the development & production processes.

Applications have been encountered that stretch the use of SAE 2 Pin Connectors beyond those of the past, and in some cases – features have been added to facilitate such application.

Engineering background developed during many years spent in a long list of field, residential, commercial and industrial environments have enabled Us to wade through the wide range of specifications that We have encountered.

We have ventured into fields & applications far beyond those We initially set out to address.  This 12 Volt DC Connector is often encountered as a Hopkins Trailer Connector P/N 47965 and sometimes called a 2 pole flat connector and used as a Quick Connect or Disconnect.  What started with motorcycle applications, battery tenders, and portable solar chargers, has transitioned to – what applications are yet to be found for the SAE 2 Pin Connector?

Even more important is an intention toward Customer Focus.  Specific Customer needs & desires are seen as an Opportunity.

Customer inquiries are Always Appreciated, and We remain Ready & Willing to address Yours – Call Us at 302-562-1706

Ray Bowers

solaray@solarcapitalist.com

 

 

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