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XT60 toothpick hack
#16
My problem with XT60s is that they are always too tight! I really have to apply a lot of force to separate them. :/
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(09-19-2016, 08:02 AM)B. Von Bla Wrote: My problem with XT60s is that they are always too tight! I really have to apply a lot of force to separate them. :/

A little lanolin spray works wonders on the plastic. and you can close the pins a little as well..not too much.
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(09-19-2016, 10:23 AM)BigglesFPV Wrote: A little lanolin spray works wonders on the plastic. and you can close the pins a little as well..not too much.

Thanks! I googled around and it's quite a versatile stuff: 100yr old mothers in law use it. It's used for baby butts and mothers nipples. It's also used in the automotive and marine industry. Will try to get some from the last two categories. Wink
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(08-25-2016, 07:12 PM)oyvinla Wrote: Word of wisdom: always keep a spare... Of everything all the time.

Build a spare part quad Tongue
Lol that's my problem... if i have everything spare, i end up building just another quad, then i have nothing spare, again. Smile
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#20
Very good, this is really great.....?
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#21
This has actually been a pondering point for me in my reseach.
Is there a specific reason for using the xt-60 connectors?
I started using deans style connectors many years ago in all of my RC buggies and trucks because of the minimal resistance and the tight fit of the plug itself.
70mph somersaults over n over and have NEVER had one unplug, provided batterys stayed strapped in. I have had inertia unplug one when the battery was flinging around lol. And thats using 2 batts in series with a Y connection, so 3 connections in total. Thats been my experience, be it mostly ground oriented.

So maybe someone can offer some insight as to why the drone hobby steers in the direction of the xt-60 vs Deans style.

Should I maybe start a discussion thread on this subject?
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#22
I use a small piece of wire for mine. I strip about 5mm of the end and solder it to one of the 4 progs, that way the wire will stay in one place. I think it was 18ga with the shielding still on. I was having problems with my xt60 on my DJI F450 till I done this. I am sure a toothpick will do the same thing.
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(01-21-2017, 12:34 AM)Drone0fPrey Wrote: This has actually been a pondering point for me in my reseach.
Is there a specific reason for using the xt-60 connectors?
I started using deans style connectors many years ago in all of my RC buggies and trucks because of the minimal resistance and the tight fit of the plug itself.
70mph somersaults over n over and have NEVER had one unplug, provided batterys stayed strapped in. I have had inertia unplug one when the battery was flinging around lol. And thats using 2 batts in series with a Y connection, so 3 connections in total. Thats been my experience, be it mostly ground oriented.

So maybe someone can offer some insight as to why the drone hobby steers in the direction of the xt-60 vs Deans style.

Should I maybe start a discussion thread on this subject?
I find XT60s are much easier to solder and less chance of shorting. Plus with high voltage application, the Deans seem to spark a lot when I'm connecting them.
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(08-25-2016, 07:12 PM)oyvinla Wrote: Word of wisdom: always keep a spare... Of everything all the time.

Build a spare part quad Tongue

Ooohh yeess, one of the first things I came to realise was that this indeed is a spare-part-intense hobby, and that it is difficult to tell overkill from reasonable stocking Confused 
I already felt like a kid in the candy-store when browsing for equipment,
now that I have a solid reason for buying extra, I'm at serious danger of developing a shopping addiction..
..if there wasn't the eventual purpose of it all: Getting out and dirty!!
Your experienced input helps me, however, to understand extatic female reactions to shoe-stores a lot better..! Whistling
They're just shopping for spare parts!!
*women - everywhere you get shoes..*
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#25
OMG this helped a lot
i was just wondering how to de-solder the XT60 from the PDB and this post just poped up
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