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POST No. 2408060
X3P Extension Cables
2021-06-29 22:00:48 Everythingishard

I'm working on a project that has two motors just a little bit far from all the electronics, and I think a 35 cm cable would work really nicely. However, I only see 24 cm cables sold officially. Then I noticed that I can get the JST EHR-3 connectors, so I can make my own cables. From the JST website, there are exactly 3 hand crimpers that "officially" work on the EHR-3 connectors. The product numbers are: YRS-260, YC-260R, and WC-260. And any one of those costs the same as about 10 XL430s!!!!


I know I'm not the first person that needed a longer cable; what does everybody else do? Will the cheap crimpers I see on amazon work, or are they garbage? Is there another resource for buying the cables?


I appreciate any assistance.

2021-06-29 22:00:48
Everythingishard
2021-07-01 10:06:07 Will Son

Hi,


You could consider using a compatible applicator that are cheaper than the official products.

Considering the time and cost for making the cable for yourself, unless you are making handful dozens of them, it won't be much efficient compare to simply purchasing the off the shelf products like below.

https://www.trossenrobotics.com/dynamixel-x-series-robot-servos 

Thanks

2021-07-01 10:06:07
willson
2021-07-01 13:46:31 Edward

Thanks for your help. I actually saw those from Trossen, but I live in Japan, and shipping costs were about 40 USD. It seems a bit excessive for cables, so I was looking for other options. I may take your advice, though, and try to find somewhere in Japan that I can buy some. Considering that JST stands for Japan Solderless Terminals, it seems like it should be possible!

2021-07-01 13:46:31
Everythingishard
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