Excellent W.S. Deans T-connector replacements. Made from high-temp Nylon and gold plated spring connectors, both included in the injection mould at the time when forming the connector. The XT60 ensures a solid high-amp connection, perfect for applications up to and beyond 65A constant.
Hobbyking will begin to include the XT60 on all batteries up to 3,000mAh in capacity in the near future!
XT60, Designed by hexTronik to be more reliable and a better quality connection than Deans T-Connectors. There is no patent on the XT60 connector, we hope this product is sold everywhere in the world and dominates the market, reducing customers dependency on the over-priced Deans T-connector. Say 'No' to the Deans Connector profiteers, and use XT-60's!
IMPORTANT These are not cheap copied XT60 plugs. These original Nylon XT60 plugs can handle over 60A current for extended periods without exceeding 80DegC thanks to their better contact surface area. The plug is also less likely to deform or melt in comparison to copied non-Nylon XT60 plugs.
Genuine Nylon high-temp XT60 connectors. XT = heXTronik. 60 = 60A constant. We're the guys that designed this plug!
I'm pretty much POed about the fact, that I burned off several LiPos and ESCs. Using red shrink tube on red AND black cables made me look at the red shrink tube, connecting the negative pole=black cable and then on the black wire... And off goes the rocket.
So today I decided to do some soldering again and change all my ESCs and LiPis to the XT 60 system.
I like this system most. The Deans connectors to me are too difficult to separate. And soldering is much! easier than Deans.
The battery size doesn't help in selecting the connector, because you can consume anything from 1A to 200A with that large battery! The interesting question is "how much current will you pull in the normal case?". If it's a small quad, then XT60 should do fine. If it's something humongous, then you might need XT90 or larger. HTH
For my quadcopter I'm using a nano-tech 5000mah 3S 35~70C battery, 60A ESC, Turnigy L3010B-1300 Motor (Max current 40A) . The battery has an HXT (4mm bullet) connector. The 4 ESC are connected to the battery by an adapter cable 4 XT60 to one HXT. I didn't measure the current flowing throught the HXT connector but till now it is working without any problems. I hope this information can be useful to you.
Hola Condor! Con un buen soldador de 30 a 40W pueden sold**** perfectamente. A modo de prevencion, yo los mantengo enchufados/conectados durante el proceso de soldado para evitar que se deformen. Realmente nunca tuve problemas. Saludos!
Very Good connectors. However you still need to use heat shrink with them and use heavy guage wires. be carefull while soldering as the plastic will start to melt if you keep the iron on for too long. Suggest: use high wattage soldering iron.
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I bought two sets and I should have bought more to change over ALL my Deans plugs. They are very easy to solder since you can push the wire into the connector while heating. I changed over a few batteries with 12 Gauge wire and it fit nicely. They are easier to connect and disconnect than the Deans plug and the pin tension and connection is strong. I flew two planes yesterday (Mini Funtana and a Fun Jet), one pulling up to 45 amps for 5 minutes a
Dimension : Female side : L 20mm x W 15mm x H 8mm Male side : L 20mm x W 15mm x H 8mm Total Length when conneted together : L 33mm
plus no possibility of wrong polarity plus it's a very tight fit when connect together plus the design for the heat shrink tube placement is very good, making it a perfect seal for the wire (so there's no exposed wire/connector like the one that can happen with deans conncetor) plus/- Possibility of re-useable (disassembly), ONLY IF the plastic cover doens't metl during assembly/disassembly. But it's not as cheap compare with other type of connector - Be careful not to give the connector too much heat when soldering, the plastic cover can still melt - Still need some heat shrink tube - It's size is a little larger than Deans/T-connector
* Tips for soldering is same as soldering the deans conncetor, connet the female-male side together for easy assembly
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33 thumbs up!
This is my favorite product from HK. I switched my entire hanger to XT60 because they are so much easier to solder and plug and unplug. Best thing since LiPo batteries. Well worth the time and money.
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30 thumbs up!
Bought a few of these to test and am more than impressed, they're very very easy to work with... Much easier compared to deans plugs and much quicker. They are well thought out as there is space for heatshrink to slide down well over the contacts and they go together well enough to hold on to a battery in an emergency! There is a nice grippy area to pull em apart as well.