The ARB factory cord is pretty cool. It has a screw on adapter to run with a regular cigarette outlet. If you remove the cigarette outlet you have a 2 prong threaded outlet that fits their proprietary mount. So i could keep the adapter in my transit bag and plug into any standard 12v cigarette outlet if i wanted to. If i hack off the original plug, then it's only going to work in a vehicle with that specific adapter.
I've got an 8 gauge wire. The largest connector that will fit in their 1.25" panelpole fitting is the 45 amp connector. That connector can only handle a 10 gauge wire max. I physically can't fit my wire in the connector.
That's the same issue i'm having with the 1/4" blade connectors, hence why i started this thread.
Got it all wired up. Used double crimp 10 gauge connectors and trimmed down the 8 gauge wire to fit in them. Then plugged 16 gauge wire into the piggyback terminal to wire up the two cigarette outlets. It works well.
The factory under bed lighting wiring runs into a hole in the bed side, so i just chose to just run the DC panel wires in there as well to keep the hole drilling to a minimum.
Also, I measured 12.75 volts at the AGM battery and exactly 12.75 at the ARB plug. I guess i didn't get any voltage drop that my cheap multi-meter could pick up. I ended up using about 22 feet of the 8 gauge wire.