For the 2nd time, we plugged the genderless micro Dean connectors in the wrong way & got an explosion followed by fire.

 

 

Without any gender, many a modeler has plugged 2 batteries into each other with these connectors, but why would anyone except a complete idiot say anything bad about a connector they spent $5 on?  Well, let us be the 1st complete idiot & regale the world with this new revelation.

 


 

 

 

 

 

This time, we got a pretty nasty burn.  The micro Dean connectors are the best connector for the job, but the lack of gender makes them Satan.  Marcy 1 has a new objective: finding a better micro connector.

 

 

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Comment by Brian on April 2, 2011 at 1:08am
You can get a four pin micro dean connector that does orientation of the plug to avoid, accidents.

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on April 2, 2011 at 2:00am

Well they are not micro but I am migrating to these XT 60s

 

 

Comment by Jonathan Simmons on April 2, 2011 at 3:09am
Its aright- You can now put your magic blue smoke back into your ic with sparkfun's latest product- The magic blue smoke refilling kit http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10622
Comment by Hamish on April 2, 2011 at 3:48am

I like the EC3 connectors, literally just bullet holders, + the bullets can be used outside the housing.

And they have gender.  So they're kind of like the XT 60 i guess!

 

 


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Comment by Mark Colwell on April 2, 2011 at 3:55am

XT-60 are good, but can be hard to disconnect.

A 10 amp fuse would save your wires and finger, But that would be no fun! 

I fried the ground wire in a new 1.3ghz  FPV setup last month. It looked similar to yours, burned off black insulation, I was lucky no other damage just replaced wire, and added a 2 amp fuse...


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Comment by Rory Paul on April 2, 2011 at 7:23am
XT-60 are great...now if somebody would make a parallel power board for the things I would kiss them.
Comment by I.S. on April 2, 2011 at 8:05am

@Rory

You mean this kind of charging board?

or maybe this parallel batt harness?

Comment by John D. on April 2, 2011 at 8:10am

Using XT-60 here. Haven't had an issue disconnecting them yet. My lipo's are from HK and they came with XT-60's on them so that's convenient. And of course the price is very nice compared to the real Deans!

-John


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Comment by Brian on April 2, 2011 at 8:11am
Here's a link to the micro 4 pin connector. Not sure why, but I'm not loading the toolbar to allow me to add links or pictures. The four pin has one pin off-set so to allow connection only one direction. Nobody says you need to use all four.

http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/graphics/WSD/L1241.jpg
Comment by I.S. on April 2, 2011 at 8:18am

@Brian

They looks suitable for low pwr apps but no for battery connectors feeding the whole system.

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