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Old Jan 14, 2010, 01:28 AM
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How to convert my battery's XT60 connector to JST?

I got the following battery from hobbyking

ZIPPY 1300mAh 2S1P 20C

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...00mAh_2S1P_20C

The connector is XT60. I have a lipo charger which only takes JST connector. How can I convert XT60 to JST?

BTW, I'm building a GWS Slow Stick and bought the following brushless motor and ESC combo.

TowerPro BM2409-18T with 25A BEC

Thanks,

Tom
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 02:10 AM
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You don't, JST plugs are only good for 10 amps MAX before they begin to get HOT after a few minutes of flying.

You need to use Deans ultra connectors. Those XT60's also won't survive anything above 50 amps or so for a whole flight before they begin to soften..

Solder a pair up and you'll be set
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 09:28 AM
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@XPress, I don't think Tom is going to be pushing 50A with that pack.

@Tom, as Xpress said, JSTs are not good discharge plugs for this size pack because they can't handle the current, but there is nothing wrong with the XT60s for this size pack. Dean ultra/T-plugs are also good, and is what I and many people use, but that's largely personal preference. I also have friend who uses PowerPoles, but I don't like them. As far as your charger is concerned, I would recommend making an XT60 to JST adapter. That way if you get any more packs with XT60's you won't have to deal with converting each one. At this low amp draw (the pack isn't rated for more than 26A), I would even consider making an XT60 to Deans adapter if my ESC had a Deans on it. If I intended higher amp draws, then I would convert the plug to a Deans.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 12:08 PM
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Thank you guys for the quick replies! Yes, I would love to make an XT60 to JST adapter. Not only I can use my existing charger to charger the new batteries, but also I can use these new batteries for my pico TM as well. Is there any more information on how to make an XT60 to JST adapter? Any input is welcome, I really appreciate it!

Tom

>> As far as your charger is concerned, I would recommend making an XT60 to JST adapter. That way if you get any more packs with XT60's you won't have to deal with converting each one.
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Is there any place other than hobbyking that sells XT60 connector? I haven't found any so far
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 06:39 PM
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OK, I finally found one on eBay

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Is there any place other than hobbyking that sells XT60 connector? I haven't found any so far
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 01:30 AM
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Adapter: just connect the + on the XT60 to the + on the JST, and - to -. Put heat shrink tubing over the connections, and you're done. Basically just make sure the red wire from the battery traces through to the + on the JST, and the black wire to the -.
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XT60 connectors are sold directly through Hobby City, and is their "specialized" connector. Anyone else who has them has bought them in quantities from HC
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Old Jan 18, 2010, 01:00 PM
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For the connection between the ESC (come with the brushless motor - TowerPro BM2409-18T with 25A BEC) and the motor. I got something called E-flite EFLA241 Gold Bullet Conn Set, 3.5mm (3) from my LHS. I heard that EC3 connectors could be used to connect ESC and the brushless motor. Is that true? Which one is better? EC3 or Gold bullet? Thanks!

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Old Jan 18, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Use the bullet connectors, the EC3's are only two wire and you need 3 for a brushless motor.
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 12:35 AM
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Got it, thanks you! - Tom

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Use the bullet connectors, the EC3's are only two wire and you need 3 for a brushless motor.
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 12:24 PM
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Hi! Does these jst cables connect to each other? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...S1P%5F20C.html http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...%5F2pc%5F.html
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Old Dec 01, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Oh Im sorry I meant those red wires
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