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Make Your Own Tamiya and Mini Tamiya Adapter

For a long time, Tamiya had been the standard used on R/C vehicles. But recently, the Mini Tamiya connector, its smaller sibling, appeared on the scene. The Mini Tamiya connector is exactly the same as its older brother, only smaller in size. With both connectors in use within the replica hobby world, adapters became highly necessary.

This article shows you how to build various adapters around the Tamiya connector. Adapters are readily available at online retails like Amazon (see "Related Links" below). But sometimes you just need one on the spot. This article will show you how to build them.

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Tamiya Male to Mini Tamiya Female

This adapter is used to connect a battery with a standard size female Tamiya connector to a device (airsoft guns, R/C cars, etc.) with a male Mini Tamiya connector. The photo below shows the sequence of connection from the battery to an metal gearbox of a airsoft gun. Notice that the wires on the connector has to be swapped in order to connect the battery to the device correctly.

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Tamiya Female to Mini Tamiya Male

This adapter is used to connect a battery with a female Mini Tamiya connector to a battery charger with a male Tamiya connector. The photo below shows the sequence of connection from the battery to the charger. Notice that the wires on the connector has to be swapped in order to connect the battery to the charger correctly.

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Tamiya to Alligator Clips

Tamiya connectors with alligator clips can be really handy. You can use them to test your hobby with different types of batteries. The alligator clips can clip to various battery holders, etc. It's also great for prototyping your projects.

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