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So my question is, what connector do I buy? And how do I solder a connector to the battery?
Anyone? Isn't this place supposed to help people?
http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=11896.63http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=11897.63Would these work for example then?
Quote from: Flumer on April 19, 2012, 09:17:12 PMhttp://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=11896.63http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=11897.63Would these work for example then?I wouldn't trust them with 5A, even if the label says so - nothing on contact resistance and voltage drop - They're nothing but servo connectors, with 22 AWG wire attached and you should use at least 18 AWG (~1mm in diameter) for the load - charging, especially with only 100mA is not that critical though. I'd go for some polarized power connectors.Like http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=10066.14 and http://www.onlybatterypacks.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=10067.14(They're cheaper than the puny servo connectors as well)Current capability aside, using servo connectors on a battery is asking for trouble.And so is being too impatient about getting answers - don't ever demand more than what you pay for! Or to put it another way... Paying me $200/hour you'll get the same swift response as my paying customers - until then, you don't really take priority, neither over them, nor over quality time with my family.
My next question is how to solder the connectors I purchased to the battery? My battery has 2 tabs, one is a positive side, and one is a negative side. Does one male connector and one female connector go on each side? Do I split a female connector (red and black) and solder one wire per side? I am quite confused.