So im almoste there to my first electric longboard. There is only one more thing to buy. Connections cables. I read in differend threads about XT90, XT60, antispark and more. For example that using two XT90 connectors in your longboard build could end in blown up batteries. I ain’t gonna mess with those cables! So i rather ask this wonderful community for help. That said, here are my ‘important’ specs:
I have my system connected with a loop key without problem so far but with the bms help.
A good thing would be to have a bms with a switch. This would save you lots of problems. I just turn the switch off then connect the loop key then i turn the switch on and there you go never had a problem with that so far.
Unless you have plugged the batteries together to make a circuit? XT90 connectors are rated at 90Amps and are good connectors when used within there design specification. So I am unsure what you are eluding to here bro?
find a local store that sells wires and only buy the connectors. use a solder iron and make your own cables with whatever connectors you need.
I think it would get you cheaper . 6euro for a loop key.? that is just an xt90 with the heads connected .
You can usually find wires at rc cars shops. as cobber said is a bit too tiny the awg14 im running awg 10 for batteries and awg12 for motors . (some would say is overkill with awg 10 and awg12 would work just fine)
well i need those hxt4mm for my batteries. but ill buy xt90 too for my vesc and loop key.
ill buy myself a solder iron, only 15€ (germany). but these last connectors i posted seem fine to me. they are made to be used by a solder iron.
then if you need it for the batteries get the batteries end :-))
If you want to be sure look at batteries connector and see where is the black wire connected. the look for a wire with the oposite connector on the black wire . this is the only difference om the battery and esc connectors
You don’t need a series adapter with HXT 4mm connectors. Carefully slice the thin plastic between the positive and negative plugs. Then A+ can be plugged directly into B- (Just don’t plug A+ into A-!!)