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Old June 23rd, 2010, 21:50   #1
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Making a Battery Connector

So here goes...

Trying to make standard ICS male battery connector, to charge your standard AEG battery with female connection

I am trying to build a battery connector for my new charger... Doesn't come with one but comes with parts to add one on. I THINK I know what to do... I am basically looking at how the connect is build on the battery, and matching what I see.

So basically at the end of each of the metal stem, there are 2 ties.... I am to assume the first one, is to just to clamp on to the plastic part of the wire, and 2nd tie is to clip onto the copper wires inside?

Please let me know... I don't want to kill myself.

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 22:04   #2
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Would help if you mention what type adaptor you are trying to make.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 22:14   #3
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Would help if you mention what type adaptor you are trying to make.
sorry i thought most AEGs use the same type!(at least from what I see, I have an ICS and a vega force, both use same type of connection)

Updated to clarify

Also.. what voltage setting should I chose to charge my batteries? I basically have the mini type 5 cell battery. Not Lipo

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Old June 23rd, 2010, 22:40   #4
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I doubt you have a 5-cell battery, that would be 6v. It's more likely 7-cell and 8.4v

You also didn't answer CDN's question.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 23:01   #5
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Depending on the Charger, in my case a Passport ultra, it has 2 styles of connector from the factory, but you can buy 8 ot 10 different ones taht simply plug into the 2 pole Molex plug..
I had to buy a adapter with a blue EC3 end on it, too bad sold out So i had to options to make one. either get a female molex, female ec3 some wire and get hot soldering OR
banana plugs and blue EC3 connector. I built the Banana version.. these 2 links show the two options i had..
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=DYM5001
and the option i chose
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=DYM5007

Good luck.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 23:09   #6
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I doubt you have a 5-cell battery, that would be 6v. It's more likely 7-cell and 8.4v

You also didn't answer CDN's question.
Sorry about this... Like I said I'm very new at this. So I'll use a bit of show and tell.

I have this charger :

http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...oducts_id=1302




Trying to charge this type of battery(except mine is 1300) :

http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...oducts_id=1069


My charger didn't come with the proper male plug for this type of battery... It did come with a pack with just the plastic head and small metal stems, which means I have to mod or make my own... Which, is what I am trying to do, and apparently I think I am doing this all wrong. Umm..


Is there no simple charger for this type of battery?... Something that I can just plug, and charge? :P
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 23:17   #7
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Depending on the Charger, in my case a Passport ultra, it has 2 styles of connector from the factory, but you can buy 8 ot 10 different ones taht simply plug into the 2 pole Molex plug..
I had to buy a adapter with a blue EC3 end on it, too bad sold out So i had to options to make one. either get a female molex, female ec3 some wire and get hot soldering OR
banana plugs and blue EC3 connector. I built the Banana version.. these 2 links show the two options i had..
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=DYM5001
and the option i chose
http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=DYM5007

Good luck.
I'm doing something close to the banana plugs... I am using the alligator clips :P I know its kinda dangerous, but as long as the ends are touching properly and I am not touching the metal connecting parts.... It should be safe?....



So far nothing is burning.... *touch wood*

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Old June 24th, 2010, 00:25   #8
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the photo of the battery lead is hard to tell, it kind looks like a micro plug
you might be able to bustardize something using banana plugs. I reccommend taking the battery to a regular hobby store and I bet they set you up for under 10 bucks.
tell them you want Banana plugs to what ever end the battery has. slick fast and No Fires hahah
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the photo of the battery lead is hard to tell, it kind looks like a micro plug
you might be able to bustardize something using banana plugs. I reccommend taking the battery to a regular hobby store and I bet they set you up for under 10 bucks.
tell them you want Banana plugs to what ever end the battery has. slick fast and No Fires hahah
Ok I have a hobby shop near my home I think, I'll hit it up to ask them.

I never imagined Airsoft to require so much electrical know-how. :P hahahha... But I am enjoying myself because I am learning

Also, what Amps should I set my charger to when I charge my battery? Its as shown, with 1300mAh. I checked a safe charge time table that came with my charger's manual, it says for 1000mAh batteries charge at 1.2A for 70mins, etc... Since mine is 1300mAh I set it to 1.3A for now... I will try to charge it for 1hr. anyone have experience on this?

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Old June 24th, 2010, 01:14   #10
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all my experience is Lipo 2 and 3 cell sorry ( I'm new too, been a flyer for a while) all my helis and planes run Lipo as will the AEG i eventually buy hahah, ya so now its Airsoft
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the photo of the battery lead is hard to tell, it kind looks like a micro plug
No, it's a Tamiya mini connector, very common in airsoft.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 02:08   #12
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Umm...

Yea the battery doesn't seem to be charging at all.
Either that, or my rifle is screwed up.

Its connected, but nothing on the LCD screen indicates its charging.... just says like NiMH Battery - MAX and Voltage... no "Charging" etc etc... Maybe it doesn't say anything at all? Gah, this is driving me nuts. shoulda just bought a el-cheapo wall charger and unplug the thing when the batter is warm...


Puzzling, I'll test for voltage tomorrow... sigh. -_-
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Old June 24th, 2010, 21:24   #13
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Just want to close this thread.

Issue resolved. Apparently the manual didn't advise on how to turn ON the charge mode.... -_-

I contacted the retailer, and problem is now solved!!!!!! As a bonus, the Moplex head I made works! I'm so good at wiring! *wires falls out of the moplex head* -_-;

All jokes aside, thanks everyone.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 21:34   #14
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Way to go big shooter.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 21:37   #15
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Just want to close this thread.

Issue resolved. Apparently the manual didn't advise on how to turn ON the charge mode.... -_-

I contacted the retailer, and problem is now solved!!!!!! As a bonus, the Moplex head I made works! I'm so good at wiring! *wires falls out of the moplex head* -_-;

All jokes aside, thanks everyone.
molex?
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