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Octo Power Distribution

Has anyone out there arrived at an elegant solution for power distribution in an octo configuration? Right now I have two rings of copper wire (pos/neg) and about 10 leads soldered to each. Then on the ends I have Dean's connectors. It is functional, but it isn't as neat as I would like it to be. Does anyone make a power distribution block for Dean's connectors that can handle those kind of amps (45A ESCs)?

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  • Developer

    Finished my two distributors. I coated the whole thing in liquid electrical tape. Now... on to testing.

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    Just procured some copper discs. Cleaned with boiling salt and red wine vinegar ( only thing in the house :-D ), sanded and will pre tin tomorrow. I can't wait to get rid of my rat's nest of a wiring harness. It's been bugging me for a while. This will actually end up saving me weight as well.

     

    One other question: How did you solder the vertical solder pads on the deans connector to the copper core? Doesn't seem ideal to have such a small contact point.

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    Sure. I only had 7 connectors at the time, but this will fit 8 outputs, and at least 200 Amps, in theory. Now, more than 200 Amps.... well, I'm not sure about that. But I suspect the input Deans will fail long before the rest of it.

     

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