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Old 07-10-2018, 12:25 PM
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Default Extended Balance cable for Charge leads?

I would like to make my own charge leads since I'm more than capable and don't wanna spend the $25-$30 for one but I cant find 4s xh balance wires over like 10". I'd like to do about 18". Any one know of an option?
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:50 PM
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Go to a radio shack or an online electronics parts store and order the plug. with the push in connectors.

You can also get a simple wired plug and just lengthen the wires.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
Go to a radio shack or an online electronics parts store and order the plug. with the push in connectors.

You can also get a simple wired plug and just lengthen the wires.
Sadly RadioShack is nothing more than a mobile phone store, no more cool stuff there anymore.

Wacko, you can get the crimpers for the jst-xh connector for about $10 and probably another $10 for pins, connectors and wire. So if you plan on building more than one charge lead it would be worth the $20 for all that stuff, but really it would just be easier to buy a pre-built 4s charge lead for $25.
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do you know where to find the connectors and pins?
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Originally Posted by wacko37 View Post
do you know where to find the connectors and pins?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/40Pcs-2-54m...e/292219708526
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You can get pre-made 4S Balance Lead extensions. I've been using 20cm + 30cm extensions for the longest time in order to make charger/battery hookups easy. I ask for the extensions with soft silicone wire insulation. The stiffer insulation wire stuff works, but I feel more comfortable with 22 awg wire that flexes a bit.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-JST-X...IAAOSwOtdYUQZu

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-Sets-DIY...item25d465bc06

But I believe you only need this
https://www.pololu.com/product/2721
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