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SAE 2 Pin Experience & Specialization

by on Nov.13, 2016, under USA #1

Ray Bowers, administrator here at www.sae2pin.com , is a hands on Engineer specializing in custom SAE 2 Pin connector development and American Made – USA #1 production to meet specific application and contractual requirements.  We are especially adept at meeting requirements involving custom fixture adaptations, and addressing applications involving repeated manipulation (where greater strain relief and ease of gripping is desired), harsh environments, and/or higher current carrying capacity requirements.  Through injection molding manufacturing processes carried out here in the United States, overmolding has allowed us to achieve much higher quality SAE 2 Pin connector features and configurations.  We have first hand experience in both the battery maintenance industry and the solar industry, and have specialized in supporting these industries with SAE 2 Pin connector wire and cable assemblies for almost 10 years.  Engineering, Purchasing, and Materials Management experience in nuclear power, petroleum, chemical, and manufacturing plants has us very capable of addressing domestic and international commercial needs, such as Certificates of Conformance, and chemical use related certifications.  We have experience in meeting needs relevant to government contracts, and welcome opportunities to address the pertinent needs of government contractors, as well.  Feel free to call or text Ray Bowers at 302-562-1706, or email at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

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Electronics, Prototyping, Open Source, and Capitalism

by on Oct.28, 2016, under USA #1

While recovering from an illness (double pneumonia) almost ten years ago, I managed to do a significant amount of reading. There was a growing list of books I’d seen referenced (many while reading the “Rich Dad / Poor Dad” series) that I had long had intentions of reading. The list included such works as “The World is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman, “Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell, and “Wikinomics” by Anthony D. Williams and Don Tapscott. These books had great impact on my perspective, and as a result my, “post recovery” path forward.

The “Rich Dad / Poor Dad” series left me determined to pursue being a business owner – “minding my own business”, as Robert Kiyosaki put it.

“The World is Flat” opened my eyes to how the world was changing as a result of the Internet. “Tipping Point” enlightened me about how the mechanism of change was occurring in today’s world.

In “Wikinomics” I learned the role the “wiki concept” would play in leveraging the input of virtually anyone, in solving virtually anything. I had heard of “Open Source” before, and had a vague understanding, but my understanding was broadened by the “wiki concept”.

Being a Patriotic American with a strong belief in the benefits of Capitalism, although I saw the light with respect to these concepts, they were somewhat confronting. Having worked for General Electric during the tenure of “Neutron Jack” Welch, I was tasked with “protecting the family jewels”, as in “proprietary information”. So, concepts involving the sharing of information regarding developments was a stretch.

Meanwhile, seeing the reality of a developing Global Economy, and the participation of those far beyond Our shores, clearly long held concepts were going to be challenged. Having become interested in solar power, I had begun paying close attention to the manufacturing capacity for solar cells developing worldwide. This emerging solar marketplace was an example of a product’s refinement and production occurring in the competitive global economy.

Creations developed and refined on an “open source” basis leveraged by the Internet, are certainly going to continue to be a formidable challenge to past attitudes toward proprietary information.

Consider the Arduino microcontroller, developed and refined on an “open source” basis, making it not only possible, but within relatively inexpensive reach for individuals worldwide to prototype and test their problem solving gizmo.

The initial development of the Arduino microcontroller emerged in followup to “Wiring” and “Processing”. In 2001, Casey Reas and Benjamin Fry started “Processing” (a processing language based on Java). “Processing” was developed with the intention of getting non-programmers programming, via a digital sketchbook to facilitate them trying and experimenting with their ideas. In 2003, Hernando Barragan began developing a microcontroller called “Wiring”, with the intention of getting people involved with electronics. Then in 2005, Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles embarked on the development of the Arduino microcontroller.

Being an Engineer, I’ve always been intrigued by Electronics, but haven’t had occasion to delve very deep into actually assembling electronic components into a functioning apparatus.

Most of my career spent in oil, chemical, and nuclear power industries, has been in plant construction and maintenance. Both construction and pipe replacement projects had me involved in welding. Due to the radiation exposure, more specifically – remotely controlled (from a clean environment) automated welding aided by video and audio. Electrical equipment later became another area of specialty.

Ultimately, I came to carve out this niche around SAE 2 Pin connectors and connector assemblies in a wide range of configurations – especially heavier gauge conductors.

More recently coming to be more familiar with the Arduino microcontroller, I’ve become all the more intrigued with electronics.

Clearly, a focus of mine are applications in which an SAE 2 Pin connector assembly will fill the bill. Certainly, power circuits for apparatus controlled by a microcontroller will precipitate applications for SAE 2 Pin connector assemblies.

As the Premier Supplier of SAE 2Pin Connector Assemblies, a mission is to assist the interested by facilitating pertinent interaction. The intention is to open eyes to possibilities, inform, and educate, as well as facilitate. As in facilitate the sharing of knowledge by those possessing it, and encourage the asking and answering of questions.

We look forward to comments from a diverse group of interested contributors, and welcome questions and suggestions, as well!

Feel free to call or text Ray Bowers at 302-562-1706, or email at: solaray@solarcapitalist.com

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SAE 2 Pin Assemblies Manufactured in the USA !!!

by on Feb.09, 2012, under USA #1

Our own SAE 2 Pin assemblies are manufactured right here in the USA.  The quality is indicative of American workmanship.  Each and every piece is visually inspected in an effort to assure the highest level of quality is maintained.

We make other manufacturer’s products available, as well – some of which may have been produced outside of the USA.  These are quality products, as well, meeting the necessary form, fit, and function requirements of their intended use.  The companies that manufacture these products (or contract for their manufacture), conduct quality control inspections of these products and stand behind them.

There are also the mass produced SAE 2 Pin connector assemblies available on the market (generally found in discount automotive stores).  Having handled thousands of these light duty SAE 2 Pin assemblies produced outside of the USA, we have become accustomed to seeing a significant number of what we call “blems”.  These “blemished” assemblies generally have a visual defect, cosmetic in nature.  For example, a very small (sometimes almost indiscernible) void in the molded plastic of the connector body which exposes a minute amount of insulation.  Again, these are cosmetic in nature, and do not negatively impact the form, fit, and function of the connector – they can still carry out their intended function in a perfectly safe manner.  If you were to buy a number of these individually packaged SAE 2 Pin assemblies, you would likely come upon a “blem” or two.

Our position is one based in perceiving a world of plenty.  There exists an opportunity for any manufacturer to bring their products to the global marketplace.  The world will be the judge of the viability of those products – based on their quality, price, and availability.

As American Citizens, and as a U.S. Citizen-owned companies – We are committed to putting America 1st.  Manufacturing in America 1st, and obtaining supplies and services here in America 1st.  That’s conscientiously doing Our part as American Citizens to keep America 1st by giving Americans the opportunity to produce 1st.  It is up to each and every one of US, as American Citizens, to see to it We are competitive in the Global Marketplace.  When we’re not, the sales and the supporting production will go to those who are – that’s inherant in the “free” marketplace.

 

Your email is welcome at:  sae2pinray@sae2pin.com

We invite you to visit  www.bohemianbiker.com  for additional information – you’ll find a blog format there too!

Our products are available through our e-commerce website at:  www.solarcapitalist.com  

Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company handling products such as those discussed above, as well as, Deltran’s line of  Battery Tenders, and Global’s SUNLINQ line Portable Solar Chargers.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !

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Replacement SAE 2 Pin Connector Cap – Made in the USA !!!

by on Feb.08, 2012, under Caps

One often heard request was for SAE 2 Pin “Caps”, which we took on answering.  Our searches for a supplier came up empty handed, so we endeavored to manufacture one.

Of course, that involved the development of a mold.  Never-the-less, willing to go the distance – we made that investment.

So, here’s a look at them:

 

Because we’ve manufactured them with a relatively soft rubber, they are easily manipulated onto a connector – and they remain in place.

 

 We’re pleased with this product, and able to offer quantities at a very reasonable cost.

Your email is welcome at:  sae2pinray@sae2pin.com

We invite you to visit our www.bohemianbiker.com  for additional information – you’ll find a blog format there too!

Our products are available through our e-commerce website at:  www.solarcapitalist.com  

Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company handling products such as those discussed above, as well as, Deltran’s line of  Battery Tenders, and Global’s SUNLINQ line Portable Solar Chargers.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !

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American Made Heavy Duty SAE 2 Pin Assembly Variations

by on Feb.05, 2012, under HD Variations

Having taken on making our niche SAE 2 Pin connectors, the idea of developing a wide assortment of heavy duty variations occurred to us.  Not long after developing and manufacturing our initial offering we began addressing heavier AWG assemblies.  In this post, we will discuss the variation stages we have ventured through thus far.

Note:  All of these products are manufactured here in the United States.

The first offering manufactured by us was the assembly below – high quality SAE 2 Pin connector with enhanced strain relief and 11-1/2″ Black of SPT-1 cord with 18 AWG leads.  These proved popular with do-it-yourselfers wiring up light accessory circuits, etc.  Following that came that same SAE 2 Pin connector with 5 feet of Black SPT-1 and 16 AWG leads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first of our heavier duty line to be developed and manufactured was SAE 2 Pin pigtail assemblies with 12 AWG leads – 12″ long.

 

               

 

 

 

 

 

These were welcomed by do-it-yourselfers, as well – especially with solar enthusiasts, amateur radio enthusiasts, and others with a desire for SAE 2 Pin connectors with up-sized leads.

Initially, we manufactured this product with lead insulation colored red and black.  We called the pigtail “Power Side” when the red insulated wire lead to the protected “socket” side of the SAE 2 Pin, and called it a “Load Side” pigtail when the red insulated wire lead to the exposed male pin side of the SAE 2 Pin.

Next to be addressed was SAE 2 Pin pigtail assemblies with 10 AWG leads – 12″ long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We chose to stick with black insulated/separate 10 AWG cables vs. red/black insulation – thus leaving polarity up to the installer.

Those two variations in hand, we were quick to follow with SAE 2 Pin “whip assemblies” 5 foot long leads in both 12 and 10 AWG.  Again, we choose to stick with black insulated/separate cables vs. red/black insulation.

 

As you can imagine, applying an SAE 2 Pin connector to the far end was right around the corner.  So, we started cranking out SAE 2 Pin Extensions with black insulated/separate 10 AWG cables – 5, 8, and 10 foot long.

 

 

Your email is welcome at:  sae2pinray@sae2pin.com

We invite you to visit our www.bohemianbiker.com  for additional information – you’ll find a blog format there too!

Our products are available through our e-commerce website at:  www.solarcapitalist.com  

Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company handling products such as those discussed above, as well as, Deltran’s line of  Battery Tenders, and Global’s SUNLINQ line Portable Solar Chargers.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !

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SAE 2 Pin Configurations

by on Feb.04, 2012, under Configurations

 

SAE 2 Pin configurations range from the basic…

 

 

to those with added strain relief…

 

 

Connectors with enhanced strain relief provide the added benefit of being a little easier to manipulate when coupling and uncoupling.

Raised bars on the flat sides of these connectors make them easier to grip when coupling and uncoupling.

Another configuration difference see above is separated leads (of different colors) vs. Black SPT-1 cord.

Your email is welcome at:  sae2pinray@sae2pin.com

We invite you to visit our  www.bohemianbiker.com  for additional information – you’ll find a blog format there too!

Our products are available through our e-commerce website at:  www.solarcapitalist.com  

Solar Capitalist LLC is our sister company handling products such as those discussed above, as well as, Deltran’s line of  Battery Tenders, and Global’s SUNLINQ line Portable Solar Chargers.

Capitalize on the Sun’s Energy !

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