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Release status: beta [box doku]
|Description||DC distribution board using XT60 connectors|
|Last Version||0.1 (2021-02-23)|
|License||CC BY-SA 4.0|
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.
|PCB||powerhub XT60 PCB||1||Tindie|
|XT60 connector||XT60 male or female||6||Reichelt
|Male and female connectors can be mixed as necessary|
|Screw terminal||2 pole, 5.08mm||6||Reichelt
|Indicator LED (optional)|
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