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Old 08-11-2022, 11:19 AM
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I have my own converted hp power supply that I have been using with my 406 duo for awhile now. For the female bullets I just used some panel mount ones I had for something else, but I'd like to get the correct ones, black and red (or is that just shrink tube?) like they have on the RL supplys and whatnot.

Can anyone point me to a link for the actual thing? I searched the forum here for quite awhile and everyone talks about it, but I can't find a link anywhere. Or maybe my searching is sub par lol.
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Old 08-11-2022, 11:26 AM
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It is called a banana plug, on ebay, amazon, aliexpress and even your local radioshack has them in all kinds.

The RL power supplies just have shrink wraps

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I just use shrink tubing to keep things simple:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post43199655
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
It is called a banana plug, on ebay, amazon, aliexpress and even your local radioshack has them in all kinds.

The RL power supplies just have shrink wraps
is there a RadioShack where you live??
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Originally Posted by ballardrc View Post
is there a RadioShack where you live??
I have some electronic parts stores where I can go to but most I order online.
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Originally Posted by ballardrc View Post
is there a RadioShack where you live??
Hobbytown USA has all the good stuff.
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I've built and sold a couple dozen power supplies. Get a set of bullet connectors, you need some where the wire side is flat. Some have a small cutout for the wire for 90 degree bends, avoid them. Mark out where you want your connectors to be on the + & - tabs. I just use a pencil on the edge of the connector. Tin those areas with solder a little bigger than the bullet connector. Now this is the tricky part, solder the bullets to the connector. You'll need more solder and you need to make sure it flows completely around the bullet. I built a jig out of wood that holds the bullet connectors while I solder them. When everything has cooled off, I try wiggling the bullets with needle nose pliers to make sure I've got a good solder joint.

Then you need red and black shrink wrap to finish them off, 3/16" is a good size.

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Why not just use a breakout board and some connectors? X8/X11 bobs are pretty cheap.

I have a whole stack of 1200/1400/2400w server power supplies here.
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Originally Posted by Licklobster View Post
Why not just use a breakout board and some connectors? X8/X11 bobs are pretty cheap.

I have a whole stack of 1200/1400/2400w server power supplies here.
Because Bullet and XT connections are pretty much the standard in RC not PC molex.
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Originally Posted by {tpc} View Post
I have my own converted hp power supply that I have been using with my 406 duo for awhile now. For the female bullets I just used some panel mount ones I had for something else, but I'd like to get the correct ones, black and red (or is that just shrink tube?) like they have on the RL supplys and whatnot.

Can anyone point me to a link for the actual thing? I searched the forum here for quite awhile and everyone talks about it, but I can't find a link anywhere. Or maybe my searching is sub par lol.

This might help. Crude, but non the less, it might help.

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Originally Posted by mrreet2001 View Post
Because Bullet and XT connections are pretty much the standard in RC not PC molex.
Sure, but its a lot more durable to solder to wires then it is to the thin metal of the connectors.

They also make psus with lug terminals, which would be even easier for this purpose.
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Originally Posted by Licklobster View Post
Sure, but its a lot more durable to solder to wires then it is to the thin metal of the connectors.

They also make psus with lug terminals, which would be even easier for this purpose.
If you don't have decent soldering skills, you probably shouldn't be modding a power supply.
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