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tbr

So I bought a couple of new batteries...

I've just bought a couple of new batteries, the recommended 1000mAh zippy compact and it's little brother the 850 (I thought this would give me lots of room to also add the LiPo alarm I have).
Now the problem is the 850 has a JST plug on it that I hadn't realised about when I actually bought it, so my question is, is there any problem with using the JST plug, is there some issue that I am unaware of why I shouldn't be using this?  

If there isn't a problem (and I'm sure there shouldn't be) then I will simply have to buy the correct connector for my circuit and make do with that battery always being used with that particular blaster. Just thought I'd better check with those more knowledgable before I went ahead and ordered the needed parts (banana to JST cable and a connector for my circuit).
OldNoob

DO NOT USE A JST. Not rated above 10A and can melt.
Simply change to connector to a Deans or XT60. Blindgeek did it for Bertha and he was seeing 5 of everything! Video guide.
Boff

JST used in RC LiPo applications is actually only rated to 3A continuous. Smile 20x less than the 60A continuous rating for XT60 and Deans.
SSGT

Link/specs for pack? As long as it has a high enough discharge rate, and adequate wire gauge, you can just swap the connector for something more appropriate.
tbr

And this is exactly why I always ask a question about anything I'm even slightly unsure about, even if it might be silly, as there could be factors involved that I'm unaware of.

Thanks guys for the above info, I guess it's simply a case of snipping off the JST plug and attaching an XT60 plug.

Another quick silly question, the wires at the end of a battery come out at the side, it would make the batteries fit better if a slight bit of plastic at the end was shipped away so the wires could be bent to be flush with the edge. I'm aware that you need to really treat these things with respect so I thought it might be a bad idea to faff with. I'm sure you understand what I mean but just incase a quick picture below. Are you aware of anyone bothering with this?



EDIT:
SSGT wrote:
Link/specs for pack?


It's a ZIPPY Compact 850mAh 3S 35C Lipo Pack

EDIT

tbr - I've merged your replies to remove the double-post.

SSGT

SSGT

An 850mAh pack rated to 35C cont. and 45C burst (30-35A discharge) should be beefy enough for most 130 motors although the pack linked only has 20AWG discharge leads. 20AWG is only rated for 11A continuous and, if nothing else, it'd be a bit of a waste to rewire everything with 18 or 16AWG wiring if the pack wiring is that spindly. That said, the discharge leads on the pack in your picture do look like they're a thicker gauge. If it's a 35-45C pack with a wire gauge 18AWG or thicker you should be fine just changing the connector. If it's only 20AWG on the discharge leads you'd probably be better off with another pack - if nothing else it'd be a bit of a waste to rewire everything with 18 or 16AWG wiring if the pack wiring is that spindly, especially if you need to change the pack connector anyway.

I wouldn't personally remove any of the protective packaging either. Depending on how the pack is put together you might not gain much by doing it anyway - quite often the wires are soldered in such a way that they stick up naturally and trying to bend them back down could strain the connection.
blindgeekuk

OldNoob wrote:
Blindgeek did it for Bertha and he was seeing 5 of everything! Video guide.

I can beat that, I did the deans on the 3s for Daredevil the other week, when I was seeing 8 of everything, and while in the Discord voice chat!

My advice: cut one wire at a time, double check everything, don't forget the heatshrink. Tin both the connector and the wire first. Really helped on this
tbr

Thank guys for all the above, I'm of the opinion that I'm just going to put this particular battery to one side for now, they are pretty cheap and it's not worth the hassle and potential issue's at the moment to mess with.

I have other batteries so will use those.

SSGT wrote:
I wouldn't personally remove any of the protective packaging either. Depending on how the pack is put together you might not gain much by doing it anyway - quite often the wires are soldered in such a way that they stick up naturally and trying to bend them back down could strain the connection.


Thanks for this, I'll be leaving the protective packaging alone.
Dazzle740

Bring the battery with you next time you come round and ill sort it for you!

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