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 have bought a lot of these. Was planning to change everything from Deans to XT60, but there connectors are TERRIBLE. Most of them plug in so tightly that you have to use two pairs of pliers to separate them(which pretty much destroys them), or tug on the cables.
As an admission of how dreadful they are, Turnigy have now released plastic grips which are supposed to be glued onto the XT60's to make it easier to separate them. Why did they not just do the thing properly in the first place? Needless to say, all the XT60's that I bought have been discarded and I'm still using the Deans.
I really wish somebody would invent a decent high voltage connector!!!!
The trick with these or Deans is to mate the connector with the other.. e.g. male <> female before you solder the wire on. Use a higher wattage iron if you have one to limit to time the iron needs to be in contact. By doing it this way the pins will stay aligned and so make disconnection as good as you can get it.
Hobby King are promoting BIG CLIPS to go with these (and Deans) along with a snazzy simple plier (optional) to make it a simple pull apart operation.
Preheating the wire with solder and tinning the connector is standard practice, but worth mentioning here should a novice be unaware of the advantage it offers..
I have been flying for 20 years and use the above method always. The simple fact is that these connectors are RUBBISH. I have also been advised to squeeze the male pins slightly closed, but why should it be up to the user to make the product work. The problem with this approach is how much to squeeze. It is very easy to end up with a sloppy fitting connection.PLEASE HK, MAKE A DECENT PRODUCT!!!!!!!!
Amazing that you claims to be happy with these connectors, yet Turnigy have had to hurriedly release special easy release clips with a release tool. I can understand your loyalty to HK. I think that they are great. I also think that the release clip with release tool (which I have already ordered - only one allowed per customer, so they are expecting a big demand) may well make this a great connector. Time will tell. In the meantime I suspect that your positive experiences with these connectors is very much in the minority.
Well the XT60's have been here for years, and only recently did they release the "easy release tool". Those connectors are very popular and were popular even before the tool was introduced. It's true that they're hard to disconnect, but as I've said - I don't want my connector to get loose in mid-flight. The problem disappeares also when you don't simply have to disconnect them frequently. They make for wonderful connectors to power additional items, such as gimbals - you don't connect them often but sometimes want to take them off. And for such applications the XT60's are perfect.
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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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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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.