Connect JST BEC connector from LiPo battery to PCB

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Scalpel78, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Scalpel78

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    Hi, I need to connect a LiPo battery which uses the red JST BEC plug to my custom PCB.

    I can't find an SMD female connector for that plug. Does anyone know if one exists?

    As an alternative I guess I'll have to put something like a JST PH connector on my board, and then a JST PH female-to-JST BEC male wire for connecting them together, although I was hoping to avoid too much cabling and connectors.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    Any .025" sq pin header will work just fine. (.100"/2.54mm pitch)
     
  3. Scalpel78

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    But I'd like some polarity safety as well. Not just two pins sticking up that can easily be reversed.
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    Then you must use wires or other method.. BEC is only a wire-wire product.
    You can solder the wires of the mating plug directly to the PCB.. vs having an intermediate connector.
     
  5. Scalpel78

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    That is what I did in my previous design. The wires that were soldered directly to the PCB broke loose after a little while, so this time I'm thinking I need a more durable solution.

    I might go for an intermediate connector, like 1.5mm Pico-Spox or 2mm JST PH.
     
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