Male & Female Star Plug Pair (1) by Hobbico

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HCAM4001
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This is a pair of Hobbico Male and Female Star Plugs, with two back caps. Now, there's a better option in polarized power plugs: the Star Plug. It's an option that's easier to grip and pull apart than other plugs, yet holds tight even in the most extreme situations. Its unique design makes for neater installations, because there's no need for heat shrink tubing. It's also compatible with the most common polarized plug in R/C.

Features:

  • Plug body and rear cap are molded from a strong, heat- and impact-resistant polymer.
  • Tapered shape and grip strips for fast, easy separation.
  • Rear caps include a center isolator that prevents terminals from shorting.
  • Features gold-plated male terminals for excellent conductivity and nickel-plated female terminals for wear resistance and longer life.
  • Stainless steel spring for tight connections even after hundreds of uses.

Available Plugs:

  • HCAM4010: Male (2)
  • HCAM4020: Female (2)
  • HCAM4021: Female (4)
  • HCAM4001: Male & Female (1 Pair)
Specifications:
  • Male Plug:
    • Dimensions: 0.56 x 0.30 x 0.65 in (14.17 x 7.67 x 16.5 mm)
    • Weight: 0.11 oz (3 g)
    • Contacts: gold-plated copper
    • Spring: Stainless steel
  • Female Plug:
    • Dimensions: 0.61 x 0.30 x 0.73 in (15.42 x 7.67 x 18.5 mm)
    • Weight: 0.08 oz (2.4 g)
    • Contacts: nickel-plated copper
  • Max. Wire Gauge:
    • 12AWG (with rear cap installed)
    • 10AWG (without rear cap)

This product was added to our catalog on February 2, 2015.

Justin Foell
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 24 2015 (11 months ago)
Hobbico Male & Female Star Plug Pair (1)
I stupidly ignored the other reviewers thinking "how bad can it be?" These are OK if you're using them as a pair (star plug male to star plug female). If you have existing batteries, chargers, ESCs that have Deans plugs, they will be ridiculously tight to connect/disconnect and may require filing sanding to get them to fit well.
Craig Schofield
Friday, Aug 21 2015 (about a year ago)
Hobbico Male & Female Star Plug Pair (1)
I purchased 4 packs of these connectors to try from my local hobby shop. I 100% agree with Chris Elena that these plugs had a great idea but blew it on making it happen. I also had issues with the plugs coming apart or the cap cracking and Also had them over heat on 2 cell lipo batteries! They got so hot that the solder joint inside the connectors melted on all 3 of the 4 sets. The 4th one I had installed on my neighbors nimh battery and his brushed slash and that one also over heated and failed! Before you say anything about my soldering ability I have been in this hobby for years and never had one soldering joints ever come undone. I replaced everyone of these connectors with genuine Deans and everyone has worked perfect since. All I can figure out is that either they are using poor quality copper to keep costs down or the manufacturer messed up the copper mixture by accident.
Chris Elena
Verified Owner
Thursday, Mar 12 2015 (about a year ago)
Hobbico Male & Female Star Plug Pair (1)
This product is a perfect example of a great idea that is so horribly executed that it is a waste of a great concept. First, these plugs are so incredibly snug with genuine Deans plugs that you almost need tools to connect and disconnect them. They say they are compatible with Deans, and I guess they technically are, but the fit is so inconvienent and frustrating that if you try to use Deans on one side and this plug on the other, it is just not worth the headache. Now let's talk about the whole concept. I build my own wiring harnesses like a lot of hobbyists. What compelled me to buy this product is that sometimes I build wiring that makes it very difficult to build while keeping the shrink wrap far enough away from the hot joint so that it does not prematurely shrink the shrink wrap. This product intrigued me because it looked like a stout plug and I could build in very tight areas with no concern of affecting shrink wrap or the like. The problem is that the cap that slides on to the plug fits on with this very flimsy groove snap, and it does not lock up very positively. Now if you recall I was talking about how the joint is really hard to separate with genuine deans, like what a lot of batteries come with. So what happens is that the cap simply pops off as you are trying to wrestle the joint apart. This exposes the two solder joints, and is frankly yet another headache. Great idea, just executed extremely poorly. I would use genuine Deans and old school shrink wrap until gen 2 or 3 of this product. Right now it is garbage, literally. I literally threw them away.