I have a BMS to use for a set of 16 Headways I got for my e-bicyle. The BMS and Battery pack are separated, and I want to be able to take the battery pack off and leave the BMS on (pack is in the frame, BMS is on a back rack). So, I need some kind of connector inbetween the 17 22ga wires wire coming off each battery to the BMS.
So, I have found some 18 pin connectors, but they require some $600 tool to do the crimping. I've tried a Radio Shack connector, but they aren't giving me confidence that they'll work. I could do two 8-pin, or four 4-pin connectors, but just haven't found something that would work.
Does anyone have some good experience creating such connectors that are reliable and not huge (I'm only using 22ga wire, and so an Anderson Powerpole wouldn't work, for example) or super expensive?
Thanks - Dan