List of most common RC connectors
This list gives an overview of the most common connectors used in RC hobby. On top you get some specs on each connector type.
This list is split into four categories: High current connectors, signal connectors, balancer connectors and HF connectors. This article is kind of work in progress as I am updating this whenever I cross a new interesting connector type. I also will try to get pictures of missing connectors whenever I can.
Important: All information regarding current carrying capacity / ampacity are researched by me. The real ampacity (that is the amperage the connector can handle for a longer period of time = continuous) is highly dependent on the make and quality characteristic of your certain connector (quality products vs. cheap knock-offs). Whenever you aren’t sure what your certain connector is able to handle, check back with your dealer! You don’t want your thousand dollar model coming out of the sky just because you saved a few cents on a damn connector.
High Current Connectors
|Name||Socket||Plug||Ampacity||Protected against polarity reversal? / Special features|
|Multiplex (MPX)*||35 A||Yes|
|Dean Ultra Plug*||–||60 A||Yes|
|HXT 4 mm*||40 A||(Yes)/ Connectors are identical. Don’t mix up by mistake!|
|6mm Gold Connectors*||50 A||No|
|2,5 mm gold connectors||20 A||No|
|4 mm Banana Plug*||Depends on type (5 – 50 A)||No/ Use only for charging cables.|
|alligator clip*||Verschieden||No / For measurement lines.|
|Name||Plug||Socket||Battery brands using plugs|
|JST-XH*||Turnigy, Rhino, Nine Eagles, Tower Hobbies|
|JST-EHR*||Graupner, Robbe, Kokam, SLS, Dymond|
|JST-TP*||–||–||Thunder Power, Multiplex, Tenergy|
Signal wire connectors
High Frequency Connectors