FPV Goggles Battery Connector Mod – Power Adapters

by Oscar

In this tutorial I will show you how to make FPV Goggles Battery Connector for connecting different power sources and batteries. This hack will make battery charging easier, and allows you to use LiPo batteries that come with standard discharge connectors.

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Further Reading: FPV Goggles Comparison Chart

Female Barrel to Male JST Battery Connector

Most FPV Goggles comes with LiPo battery that has a cylinder connector (aka 5.5mm, DC3.3mm barrel connector).

When charging you will need to use an adapter (female barrel to 3.5mm bullet connector) so you can connect the battery to your charger. However this is not the most convenient way to charge your battery if you are using a parallel charging board.

Therefore I decided to make a female barrel to male JST adapter, so I can plug my battery directly to the parallel charging board. You can also replace the JST with an XT60 if you find it easier. The good thing about these screw terminal is there is no soldering required.

Parts list:

Female JST to Male Barrel Adapter

With this adapter, you will be able to use any 2S LiPo batteries with standard connectors with your FPV Goggles, such as larger packs for longer battery life. Again, you can replace the JST with XT60 if you find it more convenient.

Further Reading: The Best Way to Power FPV Goggles

Parts list:

Edit History

  • Apr 2015 – Article created
  • Feb 2018 – Updated with parts list and images

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Rishi 13th February 2023 - 12:01 pm

Can a fatshark battery be charged through the DC jack rather than its usb connector? (I’m asking about the older ones that has an internal look, not the newer ones that take 18650 batteries in them)

Oscar 13th February 2023 - 6:51 pm

Yes you should be able to. In the specs it says max charging rate is 1C.

Bob Rugy 17th September 2021 - 6:31 am

You are comparing the weight of a 6s 1800mah turnigy to that 4s HV that’s why it’s so much heavier. Makes me question wether or not you even tested it because in the picture and by the weight you obviously were using a 6s unless you did the tests with a different battery than you took a picture of and weighed.

Jeff 9th March 2019 - 3:05 pm

Should the “5.5mm, DC3.3mm barrel connector“ have read “5.5mm DC2.1mm”? Thanks!

Andy Osier 16th February 2018 - 8:08 am

Is there any way to power the Aomway Commanders with an AC adapter? This would be useful for playing simulators on a PC, for instance.

Fernie 24th February 2017 - 3:05 am

will it be better to replace it with an xt-60 connector?

Oscar 28th February 2017 - 1:47 pm

it really doesn’t matter what connector you replace, as long as it works for you.

James 11th February 2017 - 5:44 pm

Nice mod! I’ve come up with an alternative that allows you to use any 2-6S LiPo with your FPV goggles. Check it out here if you’re interested: insanitydrones.com/diy-fatshark-battery-alternative/