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    New connectors that look interesting

    been trawling the interweb and stumbled across these and wondered if anyone had seen them

    http://www.ltw-tech.com/product/prod...la=en-us&ps=21



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    Yep, I have a few,

    Not really new though, have had these here a couple of years, they are available from Jaycar here in AUS







    They have a very positive Click when going together, but they are great little IP66 rated connectors
    Defcon Cycles - Brisbane Australia

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    Thanks for sharing that find Troutie.
    Stu- appreciate the review. So you have had some for a few years now.
    Any issues at all with the wear/tear, or contact loss of pin/socket?

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    These look great but difficult to find online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    been trawling the interweb and stumbled across these and wondered if anyone had seen them
    Nice find Troutie. I've been thinking of ordering a mini-troute to replace my old 4x.
    See the trails, be one with FOO-MTB.
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    Thanks Stu , Well it said new on the LTW website but then the date of the drawing is 2007

    Still not tiny but look robust from the pics thankfully found a company in the UK with stock so a sample is on the way .

    do you have a jaycar link to them .

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    Sample received and fitted in a 7UP
    I Like this connector it seems robust and looks OK too .





    just the small issue of how much they will cost now

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    they look really good, Id be interested in on of them for my new build

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    I got a quote from connectzone.com, but they are not cheap in small quantities:

    LTWDCP-14AFMM-QL6A02
    LTW, DC power cable, male 3.5mm molded, 2 meters, Quick Type, IP66
    $8.14 each

    LTWDCP-14RMFP-QC6001
    LTW, DC POWER CONNECTOR, 3.5mm, rear panel mount, Quick type, IP66
    $7.76 each

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    Do I see a 24 AWG cable specified in the drawing? Isn't this a bit tiny for currents that usually flow in bike lighting systems?

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    Naw, we don't draw a lot of current. #24 wire is good for several amps. My highest current light only draws 2.2 amps (8 XPG's in 2 quad MR11 size).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuffyPuffy
    I got a quote from connectzone.com, but they are not cheap in small quantities:

    LTWDCP-14AFMM-QL6A02
    LTW, DC power cable, male 3.5mm molded, 2 meters, Quick Type, IP66
    $8.14 each

    LTWDCP-14RMFP-QC6001
    LTW, DC POWER CONNECTOR, 3.5mm, rear panel mount, Quick type, IP66
    $7.76 each

    Sounds like I got a good deal then
    Got both parts male and female for 10.12 us dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMTBfreak
    Naw, we don't draw a lot of current. #24 wire is good for several amps. My highest current light only draws 2.2 amps (8 XPG's in 2 quad MR11 size).
    I didn't mean #24 is not capable to sustain currents typical in bike lighting. I was more leaning toward unnecessary and not totally negligible power losses.

    Let's take a helmet light (though yours is probably bar mounted, hence probably a bit shorter wire): at 120 cm cable length, 24 AWG means 0.2 Ohm resistance, which at 2.2A means 1 W of power. IMHO that's not something to ignore. After all, that's a few percentages of your light total power output.

    If those connectors can only be gotten with 24 AWG cabling, I myself will rather keep looking for something else where say 20 AWG wire can be used...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortelius
    I didn't mean #24 is not capable to sustain currents typical in bike lighting. I was more leaning toward unnecessary and not totally negligible power losses.

    Let's take a helmet light (though yours is probably bar mounted, hence probably a bit shorter wire): at 120 cm cable length, 24 AWG means 0.2 Ohm resistance, which at 2.2A means 1 W of power. IMHO that's not something to ignore. After all, that's a few percentages of your light total power output.

    If those connectors can only be gotten with 24 AWG cabling, I myself will rather keep looking for something else where say 20 AWG wire can be used...
    Since you put it that way, I tend to agree. I have used computer power cables on my lights up till now, but the cables are way overkill and too heavy - but cheap as can be. The trailtech cables look pretty nice for a finished end, and they are 18 gauge - but I have not seen a panel mount female connector for them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Sounds like I got a good deal then
    Got both parts male and female for 10.12 us dollars
    Can you share where you sourced these cables from please?

    Cheers

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    I have about 6 feet of this at home that I'm not currently using. It may end up getting used for my upcoming light project.

    http://www.markertek.com/Cables-Conn...ml?L-4E6S%20BK

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    Jay dont bother I have had a terrible experience with those connectors .

    got sent a sample put it in a light worked nicely .

    ordered quite a few for the Libs they came put one in a light worked fine so a happy bunny.

    a couple of days later it was sat on my desk plugged in to a battery and I sat down and the light came on .
    strange thinks me so picked the light up and it went off and came back on .

    so wiggled the wire about and the light flashed on and off .
    turned out it was the conector making and breaking the circuit .
    so then tried a few out and they were all the same .so now argueing with the supplier for my money back . and wasted a couple of weeks while I sorted out new connectors .

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    Jay dont bother I have had a terrible experience with those connectors .

    got sent a sample put it in a light worked nicely .

    ordered quite a few for the Libs they came put one in a light worked fine so a happy bunny.

    a couple of days later it was sat on my desk plugged in to a battery and I sat down and the light came on .
    strange thinks me so picked the light up and it went off and came back on .

    so wiggled the wire about and the light flashed on and off .
    turned out it was the conector making and breaking the circuit .
    so then tried a few out and they were all the same .so now argueing with the supplier for my money back . and wasted a couple of weeks while I sorted out new connectors .
    Dam.. they look nice, but thanks for the advice and i hope you get your money back..
    Any other recommendations?
    Im just after a cable that i can disconnect from my battery pack.. probably will work best if the connector is in the middle of the cable..
    Something like this..


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    Have been using two these batteryspace ones for years and they work fine.

    Have just bought a handful of the trailtech ones from BS in various configurations for a couple of builds I have planned.

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    some pretty nice connectors here some new M5 ip67 jobbies which look good for small bike lights

    http://www.balluff.com/Balluff/us/Pr...nnectivity.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutie-mtb
    some pretty nice connectors here some new M5 ip67 jobbies which look good for small bike lights

    http://www.balluff.com/Balluff/us/Pr...nnectivity.htm
    I notice the M5 connectors are only rated at 1A. The M8 series are rated at 4A, which seems a little more sensible.

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    did you price those, look expensive? I'm used to cables that cost hundreds of dollars, but not on my home projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    did you price those, look expensive? I'm used to cables that cost hundreds of dollars, but not on my home projects.
    They will be expensive if buying new. All the industrial sensor companies have a range of small connectors. I have bought M8 M/F connector cable assemblies for Turck brand sensors and used them on my microlight and a couple of dual MC-E lights. I'll let out a secret again...I got them off eBay for ~$8 ea. IIRC

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