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large capacity connectors for batteries in series and parallel

I need to put 4 3700 MAh 6S lipo batteries two in series and two parallel to get a 12S 2P pack. Amp draw is around 65A. I need suggestions on what connectors would facilitate this. I been using Anderson poles but 10 Gage wire makes this a pain. I have to tin the wire and then file it down to make it fit before soldering.
Thanks for suggestions, Joe
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http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...onnectors.html

These work great for me. Very easy to solder the heavier guage wire in. Plus they are rated to 200amps. What setup is this for? I have my first giant scale warbird with same configuration.
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I've been using EC-%'s. That said, the power pole connectors are made in more than one size.
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Guys I can't use twins.. because of having to connect in series and parallel. The packs are going in a giant size TP FW 190 . I was looking for an alternative to Power poles.
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I need to put 4 3700 MAh 6S lipo batteries two in series and two parallel to get a 12S 2P pack. Amp draw is around 65A. I need suggestions on what connectors would facilitate this. I been using Anderson poles but 10 Gage wire makes this a pain. I have to tin the wire and then file it down to make it fit before soldering.
Thanks for suggestions, Joe
Yeah
Power Poles, and similar type connectors are great. But, their spec indicates #12 wire size maximum. And, as indicated, #10 won't fit.

There is a series 75 connector available that handles up to #4 wire. I've got a few of them, and they are HUGE! Just wish APP, and similar type connectors would come up with a size between their 45 Amp units, and their series 75 units.
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"Just wish APP, and similar type connectors would come up with a size between their 45 Amp units, and their series 75 units."
I could not agree more...
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Guys I can't use twins.. because of having to connect in series and parallel. The packs are going in a giant size TP FW 190 . I was looking for an alternative to Power poles.
Then check these out:
http://www.castlecreations.com/products/ccbullet.html

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I use the APP crimper and the 45 Amp crimp fitting with 10 AWG, ultra high strand count wire from RobotMarketPlace. I just don't squeeze the crimper all the way to release but to the point that it is a solid connection. I then use a fine tip soldering iron to dab just a tiny drop of solder across the crimped "wings" of the connector and a few strands of wire for added measure. I don't fill the connection. I then carefully use a straight razor to slightly taper the last 3/16" of the insulation so it will feed into the plastic body and snap home after I have used a drill bit, by hand, to ever-so-slightly enlarge the housing square bore.
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What ESC are you using?
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CC 160 and a Rimfire 160. The ESC is an overkill but since I have one I am using it..
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I am going with the 45A method used by BVH..I was already fitting 10 G wire to 30 A connectors by filling them down after tinning the strands. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Best prices so far here..http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-po...ings-contacts/
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