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| XT60 connector || XT60 male or female || 6 || [https://www.reichelt.de/steckverbinder-fuer-li-polymer-akkus-2-polig-xt60-hstxt60-stbu-p207648.html?&trstct=pos_1&nbc=1 Reichelt]<br> [https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_AfWVic AliExpress] || Male and female connectors can be mixed as necessary
 
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Latest revision as of 00:06, 10 March 2021

         
PowerHub XT60

Release status: beta [box doku]

Powerhub xt60 02.jpg
Description DC distribution board using XT60 connectors
Last Version  0.1 (2021-02-23)
License  CC BY-SA 4.0
Download  GitHub Repo
Buy  Tindie

The PowerHub XT60 is a distribution board for up to 6 XT60 connectors (male or female), with optional power LED as well as screw terminals. It's loosely based on the XT60 board by jesseaster, has only a single row of 6 XT60 connectors, a screw terminal, an optional status LED, and 2 M3 mounting holes.

XT60 connectors are really practical low-voltage DC power connectors. They are sturdy, have a really good friction fit and don't cost a fortune. They are quite common in the RC world, but I have started using them in many other places, e.g. as a replacement for round DC jacks or car cigarette lighter plugs. They are also frequently used in the DIY powerwall community.

I have a number of devices that have an XT60 plug now, but not as many batteries. So I needed a power strip or some other kind of distribution. Looking around online, most of the stuff seemed rather sketchy, so I designed my own.

The PowerHub XT60 board can take up to 6 XT60 connectors, and you can freely mix and match male & female connectors. So you can do a "traditional" power strip with a single male power input, and up to 5 female power out sockets, or the other way around, e.g. to join multiple DIY powerbanks in parallel, with up to 5 male plugs and a single female plug.

Parts

Part Partnumber Amount Source Notes
PCB powerhub XT60 PCB 1 Tindie
XT60 connector XT60 male or female 6 Reichelt
AliExpress
Male and female connectors can be mixed as necessary
Screw terminal 2 pole, 5.08mm 6 Reichelt
DigiKey
Indicator LED (optional)
LED LED 3mm 1
Resistor R1: 1k 1

License

  • Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 Unported License (CC BY-SA 4.0)