A few years back I had kept seeing ads for Anderson Power Poles, and it seemed like I was missing the boat on these new connectors, which offered up to 30 amps in a handy configuration that offered some standardization in DC power connectors. So thinking I was missing out on a new standard, I ordered some and began slowly converting some of my connectors. I can’t say I saw anything special about them, and wondered if there was any advantage in them other than standardization. But I never did any testing, or stressing of them.
I was watching HamNation Episode 203 on YouTube last week, and Gordon West WB6NOA was doing a review of Field Day and had unfavorable things to say about problems they had with Power poles. Connectors breaking, voltage drops – he said despite their rating, they shouldn’t be used at anything more than 10 amps.