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I fired up the cad program today and made a quick 3D battery connector using dean connectors.
If I get ambitious enough I would like to make a tray that holds three batteries.

I don't have any spring loaded bullet connectors yet for the balance pins.
Does anyone have a source for the correct size pins?

Once I get this 3D connector sized correctly I will make the STL file available for download
for others who want to print there own.

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Nice job Jimmylee really I need to pick up 3D printer you guys are doing some cool stuff. At my old company one of my responsibilities was running the machine shop, I made all kinds of cool stuff for skiboat. Now if I need something I just design, draw and send it out, but having a 3D printer at home would be cool as they have come a long way. Yeah at least a two up would be cool as most chargers can really handle two batteries unless you get into high end..
 
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Nice Jimmy. What pogo pins did you use for hole size?
 
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Thanks, I'll check and see if they are the same size as the Amazon ones.
If those don't work look around on the site they have a ton. You can also contact IDI directly they will send you some samples but sometimes that takes time.
 
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For anyone 3D printing there own plug here are the parts needed

Spring loaded pins I used.

Amico 10 Pcs Spherical Radius Tip Spring Loaded Test Probes Pins: Multi Testers: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

And the Balance plug needed.

Amazon.com: Allytech(TM) 10Pcs 4S 14.8V JST-XH 5pin RC Lipo Battery Balance Extension Charger Plug: Toys & Games

And the banana plugs, makes two sets

School Physics Lab Multimeter 4mm Banana Plug Probe Test Cable 1m Pair - - Amazon.com

You can probably find these cheaper but I don't intent to sell them.

Thanks for the people that helped me locate the pins.
 
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For anyone 3D printing there own plug here are the parts needed

Spring loaded pins I used.

Amico 10 Pcs Spherical Radius Tip Spring Loaded Test Probes Pins: Multi Testers: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific

And the Balance plug needed.

Amazon.com: Allytech(TM) 10Pcs 4S 14.8V JST-XH 5pin RC Lipo Battery Balance Extension Charger Plug: Toys & Games

And the banana plugs, makes two sets

School Physics Lab Multimeter 4mm Banana Plug Probe Test Cable 1m Pair - - Amazon.com

You can probably find these cheaper but I don't intent to sell them.

Thanks for the people that helped me locate the pins.

Cool Jimmylee, thanks for sharing with the group.:). That is nice of you.
 
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If you go to Redirecting to store... you might be able to find a local 3d printer that will print for you. I actually found a local guy to do my plug and it was a lot cheaper than I thought. Its supposed to be done Monday. I am going to see if he can 3d the battery case if he can at a reasonable price Ill share too.
 
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If you go to www.3dhubs.com you might be able to find a local 3d printer that will print for you. I actually found a local guy to do my plug and it was a lot cheaper than I thought. Its supposed to be done Monday. I am going to see if he can 3d the battery case if he can at a reasonable price Ill share too.
That is a great idea if you don't have a 3D printer or just don't have an interest in getting one.
A 3D printer is not for everyone because there not exactly plug and play yet.

Do you already have a battery case designed?
 
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That is a great idea if you don't have a 3D printer or just don't have an interest in getting one.
A 3D printer is not for everyone because there not exactly plug and play yet.

Do you already have a battery case designed?
Not yet, when I go to pick up my plugs I was going to bring my stock battery and see what he could do.
 
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Not yet, when I go to pick up my plugs I was going to bring my stock battery and see what he could do.
Oh OK so they would have to do a 3D scan of it or create it in a CAD program.

Did he create the battery plug also or did you take him the STL file?
 

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