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Step 1: Watch the Video
As i always say, a video is a great tool that provides deep insight into the understanding of the procedure and makes the process simple to follow. However, also visit next steps for additional details and images.
Step 2: Materials Required
Step 3: Let’s Begin
- Place 2 magnets on a flat surface.
- Strip the wire and evenly spread the wire strands.
- Place the wire strands over one of the magnet and place another magnet over them such that the wires are sandwiched between both the magnets.
- Similarly, repeat the steps for the other pair of magnets.
Note: Make sure to refer to the images above and the video.
Step 4: Seal the Magnets
- Cut two small pieces from a PVC pipe.
- Place the magnets over the metal or a glass surface.
- Also, place the small PVC pieces around the magnets, such that the magnets are in center of the PVC.
- Pull the wire above and fill the PVC cylinders with hot glue.(see video for reference)
- Let the hot glue dry for sometime.
Step 5: Test the Connectors
- After the glue has dried completely, carefully separate the magnetic connectors from the surface.
- Connect a motor or any other apparatus to the wires.
- Take a Li-ion battery and stick the connectors to the battery terminals.
- The neodymium magnets firmly stick to the battery terminals and provide a good point of contact.
Note: I made this magnetic connectors mostly to be used with 18650 Li-ion cells, however, just by varying the size of magnets, these connector can be made for almost any type of batteries that have magnetic terminals.