jondoh wrote:Sorry but point for point the VL kicks but on the XT160. I DARE you to compare.
Ok, I accept the dare.
First, these are NOT stamped and rolled pins at all, they are precision CNC machined pins and sockets.
Second, a square socket inherently only gets to use 1/2 of the available surface area for contact. This has 4 branches out on each connector to press against the female walls rather than just top or bottom.
Third, the connection itself (the part you want to have excellent surface clamping pressure) is firm enough with these connectors, RC planes pulling 10g manovers, RC cars bumping and skipping along the ground at 80mph, and planes and helicopters crashing into the ground at 100mph do NOT cause this connector to dislodge. This gives you an idea of the contact force at the CONNECTION POINT (not just an external plastic clip that doesn't help with the connection), which is at least 2-orders of magnitude above any folded square pin-socket type I've personally seen. From much experience and 10's of thousands of other folks using these connectors on RC vehicles, we know coming disconnected when not wanted to disconnect is simply not an issue, even at vibration/shock/g-loads above what would kill any human on an ebike.
If you desire easier mating force (because they require at least 10lbs of force or so to mate), you can squeeze the male tabs closer together with needle nose. If you want more force, of if the connector surface wore over time, or got bent into a smaller OD than the female side, you simply take a punch or an ice-pick, or nail, or whatever, and tap it's tip the middle of the male prongs with a little hammer, and you can re-spread the male side to be any way you want it, from needing pliars to connect and disconnect them, to something you can connect/disconnect with 1 hand.
And yet... if you make some dumb mistake, like forgetting to replace the fasteners on your battery (or whatever), or hook a wire on a tree branch or something, or crash, or a hundred other things, this connector doesn't rip your wires out and require repair, it simply disconnects protecting the wiring. A clip solution can't offer this feature.
This connectors machined pins are cast into the high temp nylon holder, so they are sealed from the back (so a dab of grease in the connector side of the housing makes a weather-proof connection), and no amount of stress on the wires from the back can effect the quality of the connection in the connector.
Lastly, this connector is a 5mm ID bore on the female, 5mm OD on the 4 tabs of the male pin. The wire connection side is a 5mm ID pocket to solder. I'm guessing the square pin has maybe 1/4 this cross sectional area at the best, and no ability to connect 6-8awg wires?
Also, as many in the hobby world will confirm, the gold on gold contact surface on these seems to last even after loads of connect/disconnect cycles in my RC heli's and other things, enabling a consistent and corrosion-free connection.
Now it's your turn.