| Does anybody know of a source for bare JST (aka GWS-like or BEC-style)
| connectors, without wires already attached? In some cases I'd like to
| choose my own wire gauge and length, but unlike some other connectors,
| I've so far only been able to find these pre-wired.
Scroll down to `BEC/JST Pin Kit' -- there's two kits, a male and a
| Also, our local robotics club is thinking about adopting JST as our
| standard connectors for low-to-medium current connections. If anybody
| has an opinion about that, I'd love to hear it.
I don't like them. Even a few amps of current will cause them to get
warm, and that's energy that could have been used to power my plane.
Personally, I prefer the polarized mini Deans plugs for up to about 10
amps, and the Deans ultra plugs for more than that. The Astroflight
`zero loss' connectors are really good for really high currents, but
they're relatively expensive (about 2-3x as much as the Deans ultra
One really nice thing about the polarized mini Deans plugs is that
they're unisex -- both ends are the same -- so you don't end up with
lots of extras of one type. The downside is that you could plug two
batteries into each other with disasterous results. (And my 3 year
old son would probably love to do that!)
Radical RC sells all these connectors.