Best waterproof Bafang male 5 pin connector type?

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Blast. The male connector broke, as I was removing the programming cable. What remains of the male connector works fine, but is no longer waterproof. I would simply solder the wires, but I may need to re-program again. Is there a better quality waterproof connector available of this type, or am I going to have to get another male version of these? Is there an alternative type of 5 pin waterproof connector I could use, which is more robust?


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A single male 5 pin connector is about a fiver, but a whole loom is £13 - better to not have to do any soldering... because I'm very bad at soldering... it's also handy to have spares... so I've just ordered another 1T4 loom, but there's got to be a small waterproof 5 pin connector design, stronger than these naff ones somewhere.
 
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After connecting them together, wrap some satelite/aeriel amalgamating tape around it.
 

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Higo are Bafang connectors and almost identical to Julet, have used both and have never broken or had one snap yet.
 
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After connecting them together, wrap some satelite/aeriel amalgamating tape around it.
Good idea - I've ordered some. I've been meaning to seal all of the loom connections, and it'd be easier to remove if needed, than marine 3:1 heat shrink.
 
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Higo are Bafang connectors and almost identical to Julet, have used both and have never broken or had one snap yet.
Had to change the firmware handle throttle from "Current" control to "Speed" control, because it lurches less on "Speed", also lowered the start current. The connector on the programming cable is particularly tight - must have weakened after much pulling apart. Or I've been very heavy handed, which is highly likely.
 
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The new 1T4 loom is shorter, which will fit my small folding bike better anway - will be fewer loops than this lol:


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...but regrettably, less Borg-like.
 
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Yours is the first one we have heard on the forum of breaking and of the various forums I have been on not come across the issue before.
 

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I can see the female connector is a Higo, which are arguably the best connectors, but is the broken male connector a Higo? I'd be surprised if it were, as I've wiggled and pulled apart my Higo connectors many times, and they have never broken.

They are difficult to disconnect, but that's just down to the inherent design, to ensure waterproofing and that they don't just pull apart easily whilst in use.

The trick is to use a gentle wiggle motion, whilst simultaneously pulling.
 

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Higo or Julet they both are very similar and compatible fit wise however, one can't use Higo with Julet and vice versa as the wire sequence is different. Unless you just use tails and note the wire sequence and wire it your self.
 
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