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banana plug distribution board

nmrs

Senior Heliman

Austin, TX

Does anyone know where to find a banana plug distribution board (I'm just making up this name -- no idea what it's really called)? Basically it has a single set of male adapters that plug into the power supply and several female adapters allowing you to plug multiple chargers into a single power supply. I know they exist because I've seen these at the heli field, but I can't seem to find them online. I'm sure I'm just using the wrong search terms, but any links would be appreciated.

450 se v2

11-15-2008 Over year old.
WJackson

Elite Veteran

Smyrna, Delaware

Radio Shack

RIP Roman
Bill Jackson
AlignUSA

11-15-2008 Over year old.
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beeflyer2

Elite Veteran

Woodstock, GA

How many chargers do you want to run?

You can easily plug two sets of banana plugs into one power supply by using the cross-drilled hole in the posts. One plug in the end and one at 90 degrees.

11-15-2008 Over year old.
Cowjock

Veteran

Collegeville, Pa.

One of the car Manufacters makes what you want, I have one but I don't remember and can't find who it is.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

11-15-2008 Over year old.
ginnz

Senior Heliman

MB,Canada

i just made my own last week! i got some banana plug sockets, 2 red, 2 black, and drilled 4 holes on an ols plastic servo case, and wired em up to my psu, no i can run my 1010 and cellpro 4s at the same time. cost me around 10 bucks to make.

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beeflyer2

Elite Veteran

Woodstock, GA

11-15-2008 Over year old.
Cowjock

Veteran

Collegeville, Pa.

Thanks Beeflyer thats the one I have works well.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

11-15-2008 Over year old.
greenboot

Veteran

Marblehead, OH

If you want to get fancy, they make these which have both the red and black molded together, You can also "chain" them together so you wouldn't need the box.

Tom

http://www.lenexpo-electronics.com/...A-PLUGS-1-PAIR-
p-16808.html

11-15-2008 Over year old.
JWatson

Key Veteran

Mustang, OK

Here is another one...

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXUDR0&P=7

Jarrett Watson
www.CurtisYoungblood.com
www.JarrettRC.com
www.HobbiesandRC.com>

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jgunpilot

Key Veteran

Pollock, LA

How about this one. It keeps things simple:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product...oducts_id/29230

11-15-2008 Over year old.
AirWolfRC

rrProfessor

42½ N, 83½ W

If all you want is one more place to plug in a charger, how about just mounting one more set of jacks and wire them in behind the panel ?

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nmrs

Senior Heliman

Austin, TX

Thanks guys. Beeflyer2, the one you linked is exactly the one I was looking for. Thanks! For those that asked, I want to plug in 3 chargers. I'm sure I probably could have rigged something together, but this seems so much cleaner.

450 se v2

11-15-2008 Over year old.
rcjon

Veteran

Macon, GA

The Tower offering is labeled Muchmore because it costs much more than the rcaccessory model.

11-15-2008 Over year old.
arrio

Senior Heliman

Newport News, VA

Hey nice! Thanks beeflyer2. I like that "12V DC Power Strip" from RC Accessory. I run multiple chargers and other stuff, so this looks really good. Price is nice too.

Thanks,

"fly it like you hate it"
Alfred (arrio) Riopel "more toys than time"

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kcordell

Elite Veteran

O Fallon, MO

Here's another one at only $22.95.

http://www.siriuselectronics.com/in...products_id=453

Team Futaba, Team Thunder Tiger, Team Scorpion, Team Castle Creations, YS Engines, VelTye

11-16-2008 Over year old.
Hughes500Pilot

Key Veteran

Anaheim, CA

I made my own for about $8 and 20 minutes of work. Here is how...

Just look up "binding post" on ebay and buy some banana jacks. Then get yourself a plastic "project box" from ebay as well. Most places that sell binding post also sell project boxes. Buy both from the same company and only pay one shipping fee. Total cost for 10 pairs of binding post and a project box, $8 shipped to my door!

Drill the holes in the top of the project box and then mount the binding posts. Hint, use a computer to make a template so your holes are evenly spaced. Tape the template to the top of the box and drill right through the paper...

Turn the box over and solder the posts together in parallel. Use heavey wire so heat does not build up in the wire. I also put an in-line fuse on the inside of mine for safety.

Screw the cover on the back of the box and your done.

Here is mine. You might also notice my volt meter that I double stick taped to the side. It's from I4C products. I didnt want to cut the wire shorter, so I just wrapped it around the box. -Steve

11-16-2008 Over year old.
ruddernate

Key Veteran

sulphur,Ok.

nice job Hughes500. a dollar saved is a dollar earned. especially nowadays. looks nice too.

fly it like you stole it

11-16-2008 Over year old.
AirWolfRC

rrProfessor

42½ N, 83½ W

Hughes500Pilot, care to share a link to that ebay source for the binding posts and project box for $8 ?

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Hughes500Pilot

Key Veteran

Anaheim, CA

Sorry, I made this like 2 years ago. I have no idea which ebay seller I got the stuff from. As I recall, I got the plastic box for 99 cents and the 10 pairs of binding posts were a few dollars. The shipping was the most expensive thing at like 4 or 5 dollars. -Steve

11-17-2008 Over year old.
AirWolfRC

rrProfessor

42½ N, 83½ W

Today, if you get the banana jacks, not the binding posts, you may come close to your price of days gone by.

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