What is an Anderson plug and what does it do?

What is an Anderson plug and what does it do? main image What is an Anderson plug and what does it do? image

An Anderson Plug is the specialised socket at the end of what we call a 'charge circuit'. Anderson plugs are essential for efficient charging as they are designed to handle high continuous load.

 

Some common uses for Anderson plugs

  • Safely charge an auxiliary battery in your caravan or camper trailer while driving to your location.
  • Connect solar panels via a regulator to top up your batteries without having to run your vehicle.
  • Charge 12 volt accessories. With their secure locking design, it makes a better choice to use an Anderson plug instead of a cigarette socket.  There would be nothing worse than arriving at your location with a fridge full of food that hasn’t been plugged in.
  • Securely power your electronic stability control on your caravan.

 

Anderson plugs come is a range of amperage sizes and colours, grey and red 50amp are the most commonly used.  Depending on the current level required, Anderson plugs go up to 350amp. Anderson plugs come is various colours and are used to differentiate accessories or circuits.

At theAutoStore.com.au we stock a range of Anderson plugs, cables and consumables to suit your needs.