Questions and Answers If you have general RC questions or answers discuss it here.

charge jack on Hitech and futaba

Reply

Old 04-21-2008, 01:05 AM
  #1  
suzonka
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (7)
 
suzonka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: calverton Long Island, NY
Posts: 883
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default charge jack on Hitech and futaba

Are the center pins on the charge jacks on Hi-tech and futaba radios of different sizes, I can use the futaba charger to charge both Hi-tech and Futaba radios, but I cant use the Hitech male plug to fit the radio plug on a Futaba?
suzonka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 08:52 AM
  #2  
Rodney
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: FL
Posts: 7,769
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: charge jack on Hitech and futaba

It is not wise to use the Futaba connector on the Hitec. The Futaba uses a 5mmOD 2.1mmID (Radio shack part no. RS274-1567) while the Hitec uses a 5.5mm OD 3.5mm ID (Radio Shack no. RS274-1573) connector. You could buy the proper connector from RS and solder it in parallel with the existing connector on your Futaba charger and charge either safely with the same charger.
Rodney is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 12:58 PM
  #3  
suzonka
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (7)
 
suzonka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: calverton Long Island, NY
Posts: 883
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: charge jack on Hitech and futaba

ORIGINAL: Rodney

It is not wise to use the Futaba connector on the Hitec. The Futaba uses a 5mmOD 2.1mmID (Radio shack part no. RS274-1567) while the Hitec uses a 5.5mm OD 3.5mm ID (Radio Shack no. RS274-1573) connector. You could buy the proper connector from RS and solder it in parallel with the existing connector on your Futaba charger and charge either safely with the same charger.
thats a real good idea
suzonka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2008, 06:04 PM
  #4  
Matt14x
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Hamond, IN
Posts: 252
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: charge jack on Hitech and futaba

WOW

I never knew this, and I've been using a futaba wall charger on a hytec optec 6 for three years.

Too late to quit now.

Matt
Matt14x is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 04:44 AM
  #5  
suzonka
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (7)
 
suzonka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: calverton Long Island, NY
Posts: 883
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: charge jack on Hitech and futaba


ORIGINAL: Matt14x

WOW

I never knew this, and I've been using a futaba wall charger on a hytec optec 6 for three years.

Too late to quit now.

Matt
[&o] Learn something new every day heres what I stated in my post and what you said is true but? you cant use a hitech on a futaba
I can use the futaba charger to charge both Hi-tech and Futaba radios, but I cant use the Hitech male plug to fit the radio plug on a Futaba?
suzonka 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