Originally Posted by Draknkep
The only problem with this picture, is that, (while many people do it as shown), it is really best to put a female on the positive side from the battery, and a male on the negative side from the battery. This will prevent accidentally plugging the power leads in with polarity reversed, which will immediately fry the FETs in an ESC.
LOL I actually used to do that with r/c cars when I was younger. When NiCd batteries were still around.
I managed to plug the battery into itself once.
That was awesome.