High current, compact connector

Hello everyone!

I'm making a custom LED controller for a home automation system. The problem is that I don't know what connector should I use to connect up the LEDs. They are generic 24V RGB-CCT strips, with 6 wires each. One connector should be able to handle a total of 5A, but for safety, I'd go with at least 8A capability (not a requirement).

The requirement is to stay as compact as possible while retaining the ablility to easily change the connector. I thought about the 8pin PCIe connector but it needs to be crimped or soldered on the wire end.

Can you recommend me something?

Dean's Connectors

The Deans "Ultra" connectors are rated for 60 Amps of continuous load, up to 75 Amp & higher bursts. I have pushed mine to 100 Amp for short spikes without issue. One of their best attributes is they are small in size for the current rating.

I used the XT60 connectors in my drones.

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I used the blue ones for my Stryker fixed wing aircraft

As you want 6 poles in a compact format and not two, I recommend you have a look at the MPX connectors.

SteveMann:
I used the XT60 connectors in my drones.

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Or the very similar but smaller XT30 connectors