Now that's interesting!... This thread is waking up!
I like your all suggestions, Bigmoose, Voicecoils, Camlight, etc.
I have to say my idea was to have the pin number corresponding to all exact cell positives for better identifications when troubleshooting.. but maybe i should wonder when exactly it would be usefull and at wich rate it would.. in other words, does it really worth?
This is true that if we use the pins in a way that the adjacent pin are 1 or 2s higher voltage not more, it would reduce possible blast short circuit.
Also, we need to consider that the goal is to have the female connector on the battery ( source) side and the controller( load) on the male connector pins side.
In the case we would need to get one extra pin, i thought that having the case of the connector ( normally as a shield) connected to the 12V ground or the main ground. But this would create another problem of possibly shorting any pins to the ground casing easily...
But while we talk about the posibility of shorting any too close connections... maybe we should figure out How it would become possible?
-While assembling and soldering it?... hmmm usually the connector must be soldered BEFORE having the wires connected to the battery ?
-While testing with a multimeter and connecting the probe to the pins?.. hmmm... ok, but it would be not possible on the female connector.. and just on the male connector... but it is on the load side.. so....
I wanted to have the 12V ground insulated from the main ground to avoid the current draw to it ( 12V section) affecting the voltage reading of the celllog cell 1... would it ?
This is becoming really interesting because connections standard is not as popular as it should for ourl community! so if having a standard spread enough over teh community, it wold make easy the troubleshooting.. especially during ebike event like the SoCal, TTXGP etc..
I already used the DB44 connector for a 40s BMS but.. the pins are too fragile and too close!
Well let say the DB37 seem to be the best solution from now with our voltage up to 32s lipo...
I agree to work together and find the best configuration possible. let's not forget the risk and the simplicity.