RCPROPLUS Pro-X6 Supra X Battery Connector (6 Sets) (8~10AWG)
These connectors are a great solution for your high current and high voltage demands offering a large, low resistance surface patch for efficient power transfer. The connectors also feature a base that screws onto the connector housing keeping all wires concealed, eliminating the need for heat shrink. Also, when the male and female ends are connected together, they ‘click’, letting you know they’re tightly joined and ready to perform. In addition, the 24K Gold Plated bullet plugs feature a recessed wire cavity and solder windows making assembly hassle free.
- Screw-on base eliminating any need for heat wrap
- Use with batteries, speed controllers and chargers
- Recessed plug cavity and solder windows
- Large, low resistance contact patch
- 'Click' connection
- Hassle free assembly
Peak Current: 240A
Continue Current: 200A
Applicable Wire: 8~10AWG
Finish Type: 24K Gold Plated 3u"
This product was added to our catalog on September 5, 2014.
The issue is they come with enough plastic housings to do three batteries and three devices (charge leads). I have four times as many batteries as I do charge leads, so I end up with half of each package left over because the plastic housings won't work for the batteries (unless you really want to put black on red and red on black)... didn't think so.
I have contacted RCProPlus directly, AMain over eight different times and nothing has been done. Virtually every other battery mfg offers both battery and device housings in addition to the combo package. All that would be needed to be done would be to offer the plastic housings in packages separately and these would get five stars.
As it sits now I have twelve more batteries ready to go and not wanting to waste another 12 connectors trying to get the 12 I need.
I don't like leaving a review like this, but I have been trying to get this resolved for over eight months!!!)
The one thing that I do not like is that the connectors are not marked + or -, which I think is bad. A few pictures I saw online had the positive lead inserted in to the smaller hole on the ESC side. Of course, I assembled them backwards. Using an Xacto, I was able to pry the plastic keepers apart with no damage, swap the leads, and apply the keepers again. They snapped together no problem and with no damage. So that was cool. That's the only downside is that the connectors aren't marked, so if your buddies adopt this connector and you wish to share batteries or chargers at the field, be sure they wired theirs up the same as you!
Besides the lack of nomenclature on the connector, one concern is that a 10AWG wire does not completely fill the bullet connector; so at best you make contact with one side, the bottom, and the rear of the bullet. Soldering is best done with their jig, so I ordered one just for the sake of trying something new. Given the amount of material that they have removed from the bullet to provide soldering "windows", I'm wondering how they are establishing the high current rating for this bullet connector? I did my best to form a good solder joint as stated; not sure why they added another soldering window (the hole in the rear). Wouldn't you want as much of the bullet to come in contact with the wire? Especially in a high-current application?
Anyway, for anyone seeking an alternative to an EC5 in a 12S configuration these connectors are awesome. I will swapping out my EC5's for this bad boy!)