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Sep 12, 2006, 11:13 PM
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Who's the mfgr of various LiPo tap connectors?


I just put an order in for an FMA Cellpro 4s charger and am looking to make some tap adapters to support my Lipo's, but also my brothers, friends, etc. I did buy FMA's adapter breakout board, but am looking to make dedicated adapters also.

What I'd like to do is buy the raw material from Digikey, Mouser, Arrow etc since I already source many components from them for my personal and work electronics needs. (Plus I'm a hoarder and always buy more than I need).

FMA was kind enough to give the connector type and part numbers for their charger connector, but I've been unable to find the actual manufacturer of the connectors used on other Lipo packs.

Such as Polyquest. I keep reading about Polyquest tap connectors, but I haven't yet read who actually makes it (Waldom? Molex? Hirose?) Similarly for Thunderpower, etc.

Is there a list somewhere, or does people know the mfg and model connector that battery builders are using?

Right now I know I'll need adapters for these packs:
(Digikey and Mouser catalog pictures are not detailed enough)

Polyquest - FOUND!
Thunderpower - FOUND!
CommonsenseRC - FOUND!
HiModel - FOUND!
ImpulsePower (sold through Hobby People) - FOUND!

Thanks in advance!
Dave

Updated:

CellPro charger connector - JST PA series
http://tinyurl.com/kscjo
(note: contacts rated at 3A)
"If you want to make your own pig tails. here are the part numbers from Digi-Key Corp:

455-1489-nd , CONN Housing PA 2 MM White, ($0.095 ea.)
455-1325-1-nd , Conn TERM PHD CRIMP 22-26AWG Tin, ($3.57 for 100 contacts)

You can also order a mating connector:
455-1835-ND, Conn Header PA 5POS, ($0.28 ea, 10 pc minimum.) "



Align/DualSky/HiModel/Electric Power/ESky/Walkera - JST XH series
(but wiring reversed from CommonSenseRC)



CommonSenseRC Packs - JST XH series (but wiring reversed from Align)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...05&postcount=6



[B]JST BEC style crimp source - these are the 2 pin power connectors (from Ebay)
http://tinyurl.com/ygfpvo
and
http://tinyurl.com/ycj79x


Polyquest/Impulse/Hyperion/Enerland Style connector - Yeonho SMH250 series
http://tinyurl.com/ym45ua


TP (ThunderPower) Packs - HR-Connector.com AR2006 series
http://www.hr-connector.com.tw/attac...47a4c8867647ad
May also be able to use this one from Molex (not verified)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...80&postcount=8


Vampower (appears to be the same connector as my Apogees also)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...10&postcount=1

FMA BALANCEPRO MATING CONNECTOR
If anyone is interested in buying their own mating connectors to the BalancePro, I just bought these parts from Mouser and they are correct.

You buy the shell and the high current pins separately. The small pins in the center are already installed.

Shell - Mouser PN 152-FM7W2S $3.08 EACH
20A High Current Pins - Mouser PN 152-FMP006S103 $2.29 EACH

There are also 40A high current pins you can stuff in there, but if you're just making up adapters you won't need them. The PN for the 40A pins is 152-FMP007S103, same price.


What Packs Use Which Connector??
This link has a table of connectors and shows which packs use which connector.
http://www.rcaccessory.com/pdf/Batte...on%20Guide.pdf


Dave
Last edited by Probedude; Aug 12, 2007 at 09:53 AM. Reason: added PQ, TP connectors!
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Sep 12, 2006, 11:15 PM
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Welcome to RCGroups Dave.
Sep 12, 2006, 11:32 PM
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CommonsenseRC uses JST connectors. The white ones. I can post a data sheet or part #'s tomorrow. If you only need a few of each I can help you out. I had to buy 100/each so I have 1, 2 ,3 and 4 cell connectors for CommonsenseRC packs, both ends.
Sep 12, 2006, 11:50 PM
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They look like the JST SM series but when you check the specs there are subtle differences in the mouldings wich leads me to think they may be a chinese version.
Sep 12, 2006, 11:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rampman
CommonsenseRC uses JST connectors. The white ones. I can post a data sheet or part #'s tomorrow. If you only need a few of each I can help you out. I had to buy 100/each so I have 1, 2 ,3 and 4 cell connectors for CommonsenseRC packs, both ends.
From a posting from FMA, they use the JST PA series connectors - also white but I hear they are not compatible with CSRC.

Just a part number would be great.

I place about 1 order a week from Digikey so I'll just throw them in on my next order. Like I said, I'm a bit of a packrat and like to have things on hand. Wife's not too happy with me, but she's very understanding!

Here's a link to where the mating connector to the Cellpro4s is spelled out.
http://tinyurl.com/kscjo
Sep 13, 2006, 01:45 PM
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These are the ones used on the CSRC packs and chargers. I have ordered the following part #'s from this list and they are correct. Use the attached .pdf to verify if you need to.

Through hole type shrouded headers: (charger end)
B2B-XH-A
B3B-XH-A
B4B-XH-A
B5B-XH-A

XH Connector: (pack end)
XHP-2
XHP-3
XHP-4
XHP-5

For the pins, use SXH-001T-P0.6. These are shape B
Sep 13, 2006, 04:01 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rampman
These are the ones used on the CSRC packs and chargers. I have ordered the following part #'s from this list and they are correct. Use the attached .pdf to verify if you need to.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!

I just placed an order for some Lipo's from CommonSenseRC earlier today, now I can add these connectors to my Digikey order.

Anyone know what these other connectors are?
Polyquest
Thunderpower
HiModel
ImpulsePower
Sep 26, 2006, 06:44 PM
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I'm pretty sure the TP plugs are from the A2008 series
http://www.molex.cn/en_ArticleShow.asp?ArticleID=303
Sep 27, 2006, 05:55 AM
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Anybody know about the E-flite balance connectors on their "newer" style lipo's (the 2 cell included with the blade cx, the 3 cell included with the blade CP pro) and the new Parkzone 3 cell 2100. They look similar to the Common Sense connectors from the photo.

Thanks
Gene
Sep 27, 2006, 10:07 AM
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Here's a deal on the JST (Dualsky, CommonSense, etc.) type balance connectors, 10 pcs for as low as $6:

http://cgi.ebay.com/3cell-3S1P-3cell...mZ140034663152
Oct 17, 2006, 10:44 PM
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Updated to add the Vampower (looks the same as Apogee also) tap connector.
Oct 18, 2006, 12:48 AM
Connector for the A123 packs?
Oct 18, 2006, 12:56 AM
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The Apogee connector is the same as the ones used on audio cables between CD-ROM and motherboard in a PC, so the other sex can be found on the back of any PC CD-ROM, and on some motherboards.
I made two universal adapters (5S), one single row of 6 pins 0.1" spacing and one "dual in line" 6 pins for the old FlightPower connector. Still need to make one for those with 2.5mm spacing, but up to 3S it's OK to mix 2.5mm and 0.1"(2.54mm).

Fred
Nov 04, 2006, 10:25 PM
http://stores.ebay.com/component-shop sell the JST battery connector for crimping!

Ulf
Nov 27, 2006, 03:19 PM
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Updated and added in Align/DualSky/Himodel JST XH connectors


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