What’s up guys?! How is the RC flying world treating you this week? Contact me if you have any questions or comment below. This week’s post is on RC Plugs and Connectors, enjoy!
In the RC world, there are lots of plugs and connectors. They make it easy to quickly connect two things together. Usually, there is a positive and negative wire that need to be connected, there’s also signal wires too. Basically, one important connection is between the battery and the aircraft. On this type of connection, there is one positive (red) wire and one negative (black) wire on both the battery and the aircraft.
Some of the most familiar connectors are the; XT60, JST, Tamiya, EC3, etc. There are different plugs for different aircraft and batteries. Generally, the bigger the plane, the bigger the plug, vice-versa. RC brands also pick their favorite kind of connection for an aircraft they make.
It’s a really good idea to pick aircraft and batteries that have the same connection. This way you can save money and not have to buy multiple different batteries just because the connections are different.
Personally, I like the XT60, JST, and Tamiya connections the most. I have a plane that had the Tamiya plug and it worked great with the two batteries that I use with it. I also have bigger batteries with an XT60 end. So I cut the Tamiya plug off the plane, and soldered an XT60 plug on instead. Now I can use the bigger batteries with my plane. I also have a Tamiya to XT60 adapter so I can use the original batteries as well.
There are several different plugs and connectors out there. Be cautious when dealing with batteries directly, and make sure your connections are secure and correct. I’ve had wires fry because it wasn’t connected properly. Use caution, and feel free to ask me any questions you might have!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the blog today! Be sure to check out next week’s article, and always remember, “Altitude is your friend, fly high, and keep ahead of your aircraft.” Goodbye for now!