While I changed all my batteries to XT30 plugs, I recorded me doing it and took the time to make a tutorial on how to do it. Not that it is difficult, just I always like seeing a guide first and none where available when I was looking. Let me know what you guys think. This was my first attempt at a tutorial or doing any editing other than flight footage. (I used Adobe Premiere Pro)
I do it just a tad different. Xt30 facing up so I can fill the cavity with solder and gravity helps to fill the inside of the cavity. I then put flux on the already tinned wire and a little on the solder on the connector. I hold the wire facing down with the end of the wire fitting into the cavity. A quick touch of the iron against the wire and all the solder liquifies quickly. I push in and down and boom. Super solid. No overflow. No inside solder gaps or cold solder.
The way you did it is perfectly fine. Mine isnt any better I’m just sharing.
Thanks for all the kind words guys. I really enjoyed creating the guide and using all the features I could to give it as good of production value as u could. After having done the editing i feel like I have a better understanding of what shots I need to record for my next guide.
I will weigh out how much a female JST and the 2 crimps weigh and compare to the female xt30 when I get home today. I’m actually curious myself if it is a lot more or not.
I’m curious how mine will compare to yours. I ordered mine from HK.
Thanks! I actually just used my Note 5 to record and it did a really good job.
Thanks for sharing your method. I always like to hear other styles of getting something done. I have just started using flux this past couple builds as I had never had it before. I hadn’t thought about using it that much in the process but I can see where it would definately help. Flux has changed the soldering game for sure for me.
Once you have 1104 on 3s, or the bigger motors, you NEED this plug, I would suggest that even on 2s the higher KV 1105’s are asking much more than the red jst can give. Free your amps, give them a nice big plug lol.