Anderson Cable Connector Ratings

JSJK

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I’m in the process of building my electrical cables for two vehicles and a trailer to power a hitch mounted winch. I’m using #2AWG cable and bought Anderson connectors compatible with #2. However, the connectors are rated at 175 amp and my winch may draw 500+ amps. It appears that Anderson connectors only go up to a 450 amp rating (model # is actually 350). Maybe this sounds like a dumb question but do I for sure need to only use connectors rated all the way up to my highest expected amperage under load?
 

JustinJKU

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The 175 is the CSA rating. They are UL rated at 280 amps. These have been used on winches successfully for years now as the loads are intermittant.