The Lipo Project: Balance Block and the Mini Bus Bullet Block

As is often the case when I’m in the middle of a project I put all this stuff together and kind of forgot to post it here.  Sorry.

Here’s what I ended up with for connections and wire management for the lipo packs.

First, with the help of David O’Brien, I got these little things together for paralleling the balance tabs:

After we got done, he found some boards that were set up as strips in the bottom of some drawer, but watching him solder this thing was like watching Leonardo paint.

Here’s what I came up with to parallel the 9mm bullet connectors on the Turnigy packs:

A simple chunk of copper, drilled with holes to accept the connectors.  Add a little heatshrink and you gotcha Mini Bullet Bus Block.

Connectors working loose is a huge issue, so I wanted to figure out some way to mount them, lock them, and help manage the cables.  I made up a simple ABS plate with some cutouts and ridges that does the trick.

Here’s what it all looks like in the bike:

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