I had, what I thought, was a great idea. Use a mail trailer connector on the motor aide and a female on the enclosure side. Would make for a cool way to connect/disconnect your motor. But…the wire is 16 gauge on all they have at O’Reilys and Autozone.
I clicked this hoping someone made a bike trailer connector.
I thought of this too (while connecting my trailer last week) but you’re right about the wire being way too small. I was thinking of using a regular computer power plug type connector, or these old Bulgarian aerospace connectors, rated to 560v and 80a! http://industrial-page.com/maep_products/4-pin-ussr-military-2rm-series-circular-thread-connector-male-female-set/
That is badass, would look great on a steam punk’d board. It looks huge though.
These also exist.
thats pretty awesome, what are they called?
XLR connectors are 15A max, but the newer Speakon connectors can handle 40A continuous which is actually usable (barely). I might try one.
I found some heavy duty 3 pin connectors on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-pin-F20-USSR-Military-Connector-Plug-Male-Female-Set-1pcs-/261269534935?hash=item3cd4e0b8d7:g:ItgAAMXQ83xSFP04 It’s from the USSR, so it will either never break, or explode spectacularly.
That’s just scary looking . I’m looking at http://www.hobbyking.com/mobile/viewproduct.asp?idproduct=66803 right now. I think it will look good mounted in the elephant 008 case I’m currently working g with.