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    What connector to use?
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    jbkiwi
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    ๐Ÿ“ What connector to use?
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    I used a set of car points hooked to a servo for the 450 motor in the first tug I built (just on-off). You could use a similar system (tandem operated +- contacts) to switch on your power by TX and forget about plugs. Copper contacts on the cabin could be sprung. or if using car points the spring is on the pivoting contact, and the cabin contacts could be brass or copper strip.
    I use a similar method on my HSL for the riding light which has 2 sprung wires epoxied to the removable wheelhouse roof and 2 contacts on the top frame of the wheelhouse. Magnets hold the roof on and pull it down on the contacts. Works fine.
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    RHBaker
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    Have tried many of these ideas, but have settled on a different approach. Since standardizing on LI-PO cells and been concerned about the reports of self immolation and fire have decided to always transport the cells separate from the vessel.
    This means my deck and wiring should be readily removable to install and remove the cell. Using two wire brush type connectors off a slot car fed the +ve and negative wire through the deck connecting to the brushes.
    On the underside of the superstructure soldered mating wires onto brass washers. Whenever the deck is screwed down a good connection is established.This feeds battery voltage into the superstructure which contains all the control circuitry for lights, scanners etc.
    Even I cannot forget to disconnect the connecting wires now!
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    Martin555
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    Using PCB Headers gives you the option to cut them to any number of pins to suit your needs.

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    If it looks right it probably is.
    MouldBuilder
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    I also use the 9 pin connectors but would like to hear about a less bulky option.
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    I promise I will finish a boat project before I start another......Maybe.
    Hillro
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    you can use 9 pin rs232 plugs and sockets . These are used on computer serial comms.
    They are quite bulky but you can leave off the plug casing.
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    DodgyGeezer
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    That looks like it does the job nicely...and cheap as well...
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    Martin555
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    I use PCB Headers as you can see on my HMS Cottesmore, so that I can remove the mezzanine deck.

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    DodgyGeezer
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    A simple question about connectors.

    If you have a removable superstructure with electric services on it, you will have to connect these somehow. Commonly, you might use a trailing lead with a plug and join that just before you secure the superstructure. But a trailing lead is a cumbersome thing, and it would be neater to have a socket mounted in the hull in such a way that a plug mounted in the superstructure connected with it as the superstructure was put in place.

    Such a plug/socket pair would need several contacts, be small enough to mount easily, be robust enough to withstand handling, have a low resistance to being disconnected (so that you can get the superstructure off again!) and be able to mesh easily even if the two parts are offered together at an angle.

    Has anyone made up such a system, or had any ideas about appropriate connectors?
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