One of the most important things to pay attention to is the battery connector when you build your own ebike using an ebike conversion kit. Especially when you purchase a conversion kit and the battery separately from different vendors. We recommend checking the battery / power connector on the controller before purchasing an ebike battery. But sometimes these connectors may seem pretty confusing especially if you are not familiar with them.
So, let's take a look at some of the popular ebike battery connectors.
This old style connector has genderless plugs which means you do not have to worry about matching the male and female parts and we can still see them in many ebike battery packs.
This is one of the most popular connectors in the market that can handle high currents. Mostly used on both discharge and charge leads.
It’s a larger version of the XT60 that has 4.5 mm bullet pins designed to handle higher currents.
This connector is seen mostly on DIY battery packs. The connector can handle high current and has a small size.
These connectors are mostly seen in pre-built ebikes.
“Quick Release” connectors are gaining popularity with some factory ebikes nowadays.