XT60 Connections

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I feel like this may sound like a dumb question....but do you guys have any tips or techniques for pulling apart the xt60 connection?

It's starting to get a bit ridiculous, on days that I fly like 10 or 11 times, by the end of the day my thumbs are like on fire from using so much force to pull apart the connections. Also, I just received a new Lectron pro battery, and it's a total nightmare to pull apart. Today my multistar is coming in and i'm worried about that one too.


But what i'm most worried about...is if i'm damaging the phantom as I pull these apart, because as I pull them apart it always ends with a violent tug that feels like it's going to rip the wires out of the phantom.

I do want them to be snug just in case something unexpected happens and the battery flies out, but this is just too snug. I feel like each time I take a battery out i'm getting closer and closer to ripping the wires out.
 
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Easily solved, i had the same problem years ago but came across this video which solved the problem. Just taken me a while to find it again but here it is for you.

 
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I did the same thing BUT was uncomfortable with how easy the battery came unplugged and kept tinkering around with expanding and compressing the split pins until it was a little more difficult than Mic shows here.

I also drilled small indentations on both sides of every XT60 connector I have.
I did this on the neutral side of the connector, NOT near the positive terminal.

If the plug gets too tough for fingers I use these:
Channel Lock No. 907 Snap Ring Plier
Snap ring plier with tip.jpg
 
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XT60’s can be tough to disconnect. I’ve got more experience with APP’s (Anderson Power Poles) and always use locks to prevent unintended disconnect.

Due to this trouble/topic I’m just about ready to mod my P1 to use APP’s.
 
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