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Problem connecting battery to ESC to motor

Matan CohenMatan Cohen Club Members Posts: 4

Hello everyone,
I purchased the following items from hobbyking a few days ago:

  1. Afro mini ESC 20A
  2. Multistar Elite "Mini Monster" motor
  3. Zippy Li-Po 4s battery

Unfortunately , I'm having difficulties connecting the above items together, because these items have connectors of different sizes.

The ESC that I purchased has 18AWG 2mm connectors, as shown below:

The motor has 2mm bullet connectors:

And the battery looks like this:

Can you tell me what adapter I need to connect all these items?
Any help will be appreciated!
Matan

Comments

  • SootySooty Christchurch NZClub Members Posts: 6,110 ✭✭✭

    The yellow battery connector is a standard HXT60 connector and is supplied on most of Hobby Kings batteries up to 3500 mAh capacity. I recommend you stick to that style for now. You will have to purchase a pack of the male connectors (packs of 5) for your ESCs. Cut the existing connectors off your ESC and replace with the HXT60 system.

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/new-xt60plus-with-insulating-end-cap-male-5set-bag.html

    Stick with the 2mm connector system for your motors. The 2mm short connectors used on your motor are hard to find but there is a way around it. You will need a pack of EC2 female connectors to attach to your ESC leads plus a length of 3mm heat shrink tubing to insulate the connectors. Don't use the blue insulating cover. The motor will run in either direction. If it runs the wrong way just swap two of the connections to reverse.

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/ec2-male-battery-connector-5pcs-bag.html

  • Matan CohenMatan Cohen Club Members Posts: 4

    @Sooty said:
    The yellow battery connector is a standard HXT60 connector and is supplied on most of Hobby Kings batteries up to 3500 mAh capacity. I recommend you stick to that style for now. You will have to purchase a pack of the male connectors (packs of 5) for your ESCs. Cut the existing connectors off your ESC and replace with the HXT60 system.

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/new-xt60plus-with-insulating-end-cap-male-5set-bag.html

    Stick with the 2mm connector system for your motors. The 2mm short connectors used on your motor are hard to find but there is a way around it. You will need a pack of EC2 female connectors to attach to your ESC leads plus a length of 3mm heat shrink tubing to insulate the connectors. Don't use the blue insulating cover. The motor will run in either direction. If it runs the wrong way just swap two of the connections to reverse.

    https://hobbyking.com/en_us/ec2-male-battery-connector-5pcs-bag.html

    Thank you very much for your detailed answer. It was really helpful :smile:

  • Warren ELLIOTTWarren ELLIOTT Club Members Posts: 14

    Well done Sooty, that is the first time I have seen mention that the output of a ESC is 3 phase. The standard to reverse a 3 phase AC motor is reverse any two leads.

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