[NRVR-Members] What's your favorite EBay power connector?

Thomas Tweeks Weeks tom at theweeks.org
Fri Oct 12 23:58:25 CDT 2018

I have used a few things over the years for my interconnects in my ebays..
Hard wired/terminal block..
Molex connectors
Trailer hitch power connectors: (Pat's favorites)
[ http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/zFQAAOxyBjBTWbnu/$_35.JPG ]( http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/zFQAAOxyBjBTWbnu/$_35.JPG )
and JST connectors:
[ https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JSTConnector.jpg ]( https://www.autodesk.com/products/eagle/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/JSTConnector.jpg ) 
I like JSTs (they're nice and small), but they're not designed for high current applications like igniters, staging, etc.  And all the other solutions are too big and bulky for my favorite 4" airframe size. Especially if you need to shove 3-4 of these interconnects within an AV bay.
Another popular format is the deans connector, popular in RC cars and drones:
[ http://www.rcsmart.com.my/webshaper/pcm/pictures/Yeah%20Racing/Accessories/WPT-0016_01.jpg ]( http://www.rcsmart.com.my/webshaper/pcm/pictures/Yeah%20Racing/Accessories/WPT-0016_01.jpg ) 
Though I'm not a fan of the lack of mechanical retention.. especially in high G launches.
So I'm starting to look at moving more toward the 30Amp XT30s:
[ https://i1.wp.com/img.banggood.com/images/oaupload/banggood/images/69/54/d66b34c5-9617-4a3f-8235-ad60928a77f8.jpg?w=1020 ]( https://i1.wp.com/img.banggood.com/images/oaupload/banggood/images/69/54/d66b34c5-9617-4a3f-8235-ad60928a77f8.jpg?w=1020 ) 
They seem to have an acceptable, soft interlock, they're polarized, and have a fairly small profile (like JSTs).. here's what they look like in the hand:
[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB6BISaLTa0 ]( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB6BISaLTa0 ) 
What's your favorite power or other high power interconnect?
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