Be warned though i fitted a 9 speed powerlink to a KMC X10SL chain, and running on a shimano XT double i get a click everytime the chain completes its cycle on the crank, it kinds of makes sense as when you look at the powerlink connector it is noticeably larger than the chainlinks, it was only a light tap but still noticeable.
You can get the sram 10spd power links off. I can pop em off a treat with my gerber pliers. Took some practise to begin with.. You have to fold a few links on top of each other and a bit of force. Twist. And luck and they open up.
I thought the whole point of powerlinks was they were tool free? Bloody wusses.
They are. But I’ve never had a chain snap in a warm, dry, and amply lit workshop with rags and hand cleaner on tap. Always in some muddy forest and the powerlink just refuses to budge. Pliers work each and every time and avoid swearing and temper tantrums.
I also have the curse of the overpacked Camelbak. If I take all of the never used crap out, next ride will be guaranteed I’ll need it.