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!
If are ordering this product for the FIRST TIME, I have 3 pieces of advice for you... 1) Order 2 bags ( 10 pairs )... You will likely ruin the entire First 5 pairs learning how to solder them correctly. 2) Do not use them on your project until you figure out the proper heat and time. I melted, warped and cracked the First bunch trying to finish a simple project.(screaming frustration) The Video makes it look easy...It is once you know how!!! 3) When actually making you real solder connection, make sure the plug you are heating is plugged into its counterpart (male/female)(Note: Never Never Never a LIVE BATTERY..The solder, once in a while, creates a bridge which would be a disaster.). This will eliminate the shifting pins caused by HEAT warping. Now that I have gotten past the intial leaning curve I am ok with these connectors. Likely I will continue. Hope this helps you. Paul
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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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.