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help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« on: January 27, 2009, 02:15:15 AM »
     So Ive finished building my $50 robot...everything is fine except... i want to be able to remove my sensors (photocells) from the attachment point, as the servos can.  I would like the sensors to be attached via hitech connectors, like the servos as well.  Now this is where the problem comes in.  I didn't want to buy an expensive crimper and such, instead does anybody know where i can get hitech connectors with all three connection holes connected with wires already.  basically a hitech connector with three pre-crimped wires in it.  i have looked all over, but haven't been able to find any...i can only find hitech connectors with two wires in them. Anyone have any idea where i can pick up something like or similar to this?

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2009, 01:50:04 PM »
...yes thats the idea of what i want to buy.  however, i need the connector to be a male connector so i can plug it into the pins of my $50 robot.  I only see a female hitec connector in the picture.  Thanks for the help though.

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2009, 02:01:39 PM »
hi, i got a $10 crimper from curiousinventor.com and some molex sl connectors from mouser for my sensors

looks like you have a choice of 2-25 connector pins (you're lookin for 3)

http://www.mouser.com/Search/Refine.aspx?Keyword=50-57-90

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2009, 02:03:05 PM »
or you can buy some of these and clip one end off:

http://www.servocity.com/html/servo_extensions___leads.html

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2009, 03:02:27 PM »
thanks, i found exactly what i was looking for:  http://www.servocity.com/~servo/html/male_servo_leads.html.

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2009, 03:49:35 PM »
get the 12" lead you'll need it

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2009, 05:18:53 PM »
ARG! 
regarding my previous post and the connectors i found on it:
the order itself was $3.05..not bad...the shipping: $24.05...bad...and so there was no way i was going to spend that much money on something worth three bucks.  However, i found a different site with Very good prices and a Very Great shipping rate.

here:  https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3846&Product_Name=Futaba_Servo_Lead_Male_30CM

i was really happy with the price and shipping that I bought 10 of them =).
Thanks for everyones help.

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2009, 07:52:52 PM »
What's shipping time from Hobbycity? Anyone know if things get held up in Customs very much? Best shipping methods?

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Re: help - can i buy pre-wired hitech connectors with three wires?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 08:38:26 PM »
I got my package in less than one week! I think thats pretty good, I live in canada, and customs didnt seem to be a problem.  I chose the cheapest shipping option (~$3)...of course your package must be under 100G or else the shipping jumps to like ~$18.

 


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