What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

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What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by auraslip » Dec 08, 2017 10:20 pm

Right now I have two types of connectors that I crimp, but I'm kinda out of following the forum every day. Am I missing a popular connector?
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This is what I have now.

The white ones were a PITA to source since they don't have an OFFICIAL name.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by MadRhino » Dec 09, 2017 12:38 am

I use the standard molex connectors. Filled with silicon for winterizing.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by amberwolf » Dec 09, 2017 1:15 am

Higo is getting popular. http://ebike-solutions.de is a source, IIRC

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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by Chalo » Dec 09, 2017 3:41 am

I like JST-SM. I've had no reason so far to want something better.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by tomjasz » Dec 09, 2017 5:27 am

amberwolf wrote:
Dec 09, 2017 1:15 am
Higo is getting popular. http://ebike-solutions.de is a source, IIRC
But hard to source, and expensive.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by danielrlee » Dec 09, 2017 5:32 am

Chalo wrote:
Dec 09, 2017 3:41 am
I like JST-SM. I've had no reason so far to want something better.
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I like JST-SM connectors for low current connections because they are cheap, compact, crimpable (rather than being forced to solder molded connectors with pigtails) and easy to troubleshoot. Although not waterproof, a little silicone to the rear of the connectors helps a lot

IMO, Higo connector's main disadvantage is that they are near impossible to troubleshoot. For this reason alone, I refuse to deal with them.

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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by miro13car » Dec 09, 2017 7:44 am

Auraslip,
you shown non-weather proof connectors easly penetrated by water.
Google wild rose brand of round connectors - they are real data connecors.https://www.google.ca/search?q=WILDROSE ... =637&dpr=1

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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by auraslip » Dec 15, 2017 12:05 pm

> you shown non-weather proof connectors easly penetrated by water.

I wish controllers came with waterproof connectors!
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by Chalo » Dec 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Waterproofing is often better at sealing water in than it is at keeping it out. In my experience working with automobiles, it seemed like most of the wire connectors, even the exposed ones underneath the car body, were unsealed. Yet these connectors are expected to deliver high reliability, and they usually do.

I wonder if this is also the case for data and milliamp-level signal wiring on cars, or only for power wiring.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by tomjasz » Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm

ACF50 or Boeshield on any connection.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by auraslip » Dec 15, 2017 4:25 pm

The only downside to unsealed connectors is corrosion and shorting in rain.
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Re: What sort of connectors do you use on brake levers and throttles?

Post by tomjasz » Dec 16, 2017 1:10 am

auraslip wrote:
Dec 15, 2017 4:25 pm
The only downside to unsealed connectors is corrosion and shorting in rain.
ACF50 or Boeshield on any connection.
Thanks Justin_le we're here thanks to you. All the best to the mods for their tireless work keeping it on an even keel.

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