SAE 2 Pin

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12 Volt DC Electric Connector – SAE 2 Pin

by on Jul.03, 2017, under Configurations

Used to be that where one might 1st encompass an SAE 2 Pin connector would be in a 12 volt DC automotive circuit.

Clearly, the “SAE” (Society of Automotive Engineers) component of the designation is indicative of this initial application.

Widely available is the Hopkins 47965 product available in the trailer wiring department of discount automotive stores.

Later on down the road, it would probably be seeing it on battery charge maintenance equipment like a Deltran Battery Tender.

These days, one’s first exposure could very well be on Portable Solar Power equipment being used to charge hand held electronics.

Current fears regarding terrorism and political unrest has prompted a huge marketplace for the emergency preparedness industry.

The SAE 2 Pin connector configuration used in automotive applications filled the bill at the time, but today’s applications have driven further development.

More frequent coupling and uncoupling in current applications precipitated the the need for greater strain relief, and grip.

Current applications have also led to surface mount configurations, as well as shrouded configurations to minimize exposure to environmental elements.

SAE 2 Pin use by portable solar manufacturers in the development of products serving the US Military, as well as the Civilian marketplace, has prompted additional applications and significant DIY (do-it-yourself) use.

We have been serving this market with SAE 2 Pin assemblies employing enhanced configurations, as well as a wider range of AWG options.

Currently available SAE 2 Pin connector configurations and assemblies can be viewed at: www.solarcapitalist.com

Commercial Buyers are asked to please contact us for quantity discounts vs ordering via ecommerce.

Inquiries can be directed to Ray Bowers by call/text to 302-562-1706 or email at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

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2 Pin Connector for Portable Solar – PV

by on Jan.23, 2017, under Configurations

We make available High Quality American Made 2 Pin Connector configurations, with enhanced features tailored to Portable Solar – PV applications.

Flanged Panel / Bulkhead / Surface Mount  2 Pin Connector Junction with 12″ long 12 AWG  Black Cord Pigtails.

 

Flanged Panel Surface Mount 2 Pin Connector

Flanged Panel Surface Mount 2 Pin Connector

 

Flanged Panel Surface Mount 2 Pin Junction

Flanged Panel Surface Mount Junction

 

Shrouded 2 Pin Connector Junction with 12″ long 12 AWG  Black Cord Pigtails.

 

Shrouded 2 Pin Junction

Shrouded 2 Pin Junction

 

These assemblies have an enhanced elongated connector body configuration for greater strain relief and ease in manipulation (coupling & uncoupling).

The features of these enhanced connectors are an improvement over shorter configurations used mostly in past automotive applications.  An example would be the SAE 2 Pole Flat connectors for 12 volt trailer hitch applications manufactured by Hopkins ( Part No. 47965 ).

Our Improved Design Connectors are great for Portable Solar Applications, especially PV on Campers, Motor Homes, Travel Trailers, and Boats, for Camping, Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, as well as, Emergency Preparedness.

Shroud design provides greater water resistance, especially installed with shroud edge down, such that it provides a “drip edge”.

 

Shrouded 2 Pin showing drip edge

Shrouded 2 Pin showing drip edge

 

Elongated configuration, enhanced with serrations for better grip is much more easily manipulated (coupled & uncoupled).

Combined with the benefit of greater strain relief, our extended configuration is the High Quality Heavy Duty alternative to the generic configuration.

We manufacture under the name Bohemian Biker LLC, and carry out ecommerce under the name Solar Capitalist LLC.

Technical posts can be found at www.bohemianbiker.com and ecommerce at www.solarcapitalist.com

Email Ray Bowers at solaray@solarcapitalist.com

Commercial Customers interested in Quantity orders are encouraged to call Ray Bowers at 302-562-1706

 

 

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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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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, 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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