Batteries & Chargers Nicads, Nickel Metal Hydride, Lithium, LiPoly, Chargers, Cyclers, etc...

Battery adapters?

Reply

Old 04-16-2019, 04:00 AM
  #1  
tazzzz
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wilmington, NC
Posts: 684
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Battery adapters?

I have a lot of batts with various connectors,,,,,,,my question is. Is it safe to use the various adapters out there as long as I can assure a connection won’t come apart. I’ve looked at the wireless ones which I tend to like better than the wired ones with the same gauge wire,,,,,I run a lot of 4and 6s batteries,,,,,,just curious....thanks....TAZZZZ

Last edited by tazzzz; 04-16-2019 at 04:03 AM. Reason: Wrong word
tazzzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 11:01 AM
  #2  
pilotpete2
 
pilotpete2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lyndonville, VT
Posts: 3,295
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Your best bet is to standardize on one connector style. Personally, I don't use hobby grade connectors on my batteries. I immediately cut off the supplied connectors and crimp on APP connectors. I give the connectors I cut off to my buddies who use them.
If you haven't mastered basic soldering, now's the time to learn a new skill!
Pete
pilotpete2 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 11:44 AM
  #3  
MaxSouthoz
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Australia
Posts: 125
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hi Pete

Anderson Power Products make a range of connectors.

Which ones do you use?

Cheers
Max
MaxSouthoz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 12:41 PM
  #4  
tazzzz
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wilmington, NC
Posts: 684
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default Adapters

I like the. XT90,,,,,Ill just get out the solder and go to it,,,,,just trying to avoid a lot of work,,,thanks for the comeback.....
tazzzz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 12:59 PM
  #5  
MaxSouthoz
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Australia
Posts: 125
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Thanks, Guyz.

I have a myriad of types, including the XT90. I must say that I like them the best.

Thanks for your confirmation. I've ordered some on line; ready to start standardisation.

Cheers
Max
MaxSouthoz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 02:49 PM
  #6  
pilotpete2
 
pilotpete2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Lyndonville, VT
Posts: 3,295
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hi Max,
I use the 45A housings. I stock the three sizes of contacts to cover all the wire sizes I use. Some folks are critical of the size, but I've never run into a problem with the size. Heck, even my Slow Stick uses APP's
That 45A rating on APP's is very conservative and can be run continuously at that current, so short time bursts can be well above that level. More than anything I fly with electric power.
I also have gas/ignition engines in the 20 to 35cc range, but fly more and more electrics
Cheers,
Pete
pilotpete2 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 08:17 PM
  #7  
MaxSouthoz
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Australia
Posts: 125
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default

Hi Pete

I can't find the 45A's on the APP site.

Are they the XT90's?

Cheers
Max
MaxSouthoz is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service