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Old 05-22-2020, 06:31 PM   #1
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I picked up a pair of SMC batteries that came with no plug. I have older batteries of different brands that take the bullet/banana style plug but thes do not fit. What size plug do I need to fit these batteries?
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:34 PM   #2
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Xt60 is the new standard

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XT60 is the current go to plug.
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I picked up a pair of SMC batteries that came with no plug. I have older batteries of different brands that take the bullet/banana style plug but thes do not fit. What size plug do I need to fit these batteries?
If I'm understanding you correctly, you received batteries with 'inboard' connectors, meaning that you have to insert battery leads with bullet connectors on one end, and battery connectors (to plug into the ESC & charger) on the other end. For SMC, what you need are 'charging leads' with 5mm bullets. If you have batteries with 4mm inboards, it's usually best to get charging leads with 4mm bullets that also come with 5mm adapters.

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Old 05-23-2020, 05:26 AM   #6
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If I'm understanding you correctly, you received batteries with 'inboard' connectors, meaning that you have to insert battery leads with bullet connectors on one end, and battery connectors (to plug into the ESC & charger) on the other end. For SMC, what you need are 'charging leads' with 5mm bullets. If you have batteries with 4mm inboards, it's usually best to get charging leads with 4mm bullets that also come with 5mm adapters.

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That would be correct. Looks like I'm heading back to the hobby store for some larger bullets.

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That would be correct. Looks like I'm heading back to the hobby store for some larger bullets.



Thanks for the help!
You're welcome...glad I could help. As I use shorty packs of those exact same batteries in my 1/10 2WD buggy, I figured that's what you were referring to. As a "bonus", you might consider getting two different versions.

I have a pair of long cables, specifically for charging, with bullets on both ends, 2-cell balance connectors on one end, and balance 'pin' on the other end. On the buggy, the power leads coming from the ESC have bullets, so that they plug directly into the battery's inboard bullets. However, so as to allow me to use the same battery in a few of my other vehicles, I also have a much much shorter cable, with bullets on one end (for the battery), and a female XT60 connector on the other end, for plugging into vehicles with XT60 connectors on the ESC. Notice that this cable does NOT have any balance connector.

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