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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:20 PM
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Just curious...you crimping guys. Are you crimping battery connections and ESC connections?

I've never seen anyone do that.
If you mean "are the APPs on both ESC and battery attached by means of crimping?", then absolutely!

All of my APP battery and ESC connectors have always been crimped with my WMR crimpers.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:36 PM
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If you mean "are the APPs on both ESC and battery attached by means of crimping?", then absolutely!

All of my APP battery and ESC connectors have always been crimped with my WMR crimpers.
+1 on ESC to Battery, 12s lipo systems. Solder bullet connectors ESC to motor
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Not to derail charging station talk, but what's the best connector for smaller batteries, 1-3S? While finishing my
Case I can change connectors on batts and charger cords? Right now I run XT60s but they are physically a little big.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Not to derail charging station talk, but what's the best connector for smaller batteries, 1-3S? While finishing my
Case I can change connectors on batts and charger cords? Right now I run XT60s but they are physically a little big.
I try and standardize on Deans wherever possible, but on my smaller Depron planes, I use JST connectors

http://www.helipal.com/connector-jst.html
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Just curious...you crimping guys. Are you crimping battery connections and ESC connections?
I've never seen anyone do that.
Batt to ESC - yes. ESC to motor - no. Use the stock bullets for space and because you don't hardly ever need to touch them. Otherwise I would use APP on those also if not for the size of the connectors.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:55 PM
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Any good source for a 6' Y-Power cable for the power supply C13 connector for dual power supply to single 3 prong 110V outlet
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Any good source for a 6' Y-Power cable for the power supplys
6' ?? Will have to go 10-12awg I would think. I would be curious of the use case here, as it may change the following ideas. Did not say what connectors on ends, but you can make any cable here with all kinds of quality connectors.
http://www.powerwerx.com/adapter-cab...stom-cable.asp

Personally, I would make something with Zip Cord from here or the depot.
http://www.powerwerx.com/wire-cable/...-zip-cord.html

Probably take a 10awg out as far as needed first from the PS and Y off toward the end with a short Y cable, or use a crimp T-Tap near the end of first pair to take off the Y. I might also forget the Y and just source back another pair directly to PS. Depending on your physical setup.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:40 PM
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Looking for a Y-Power cable for the power supply C13 connector for dual power supply to single 3 prong 110V outlet. I have 3 computer power supply cables maybe I will just make one
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:41 PM
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Any good source for a 6' Y-Power cable for the power supplys
These Wago lever terminal blocks are quite handy also. Will take stranded or solid conductors ranging from 28-12awg.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Wago-222-...item1e59f6e5e8
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:44 PM
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Looking for a Y-Power cable for the power supply C13 connector for dual power supply to single 3 prong 110V outlet. I have 3 computer power supply cables maybe I will just make one
I have a box full of them that I provide with my supplies. They're 6', have one standard grounded 110V plug, and a molded Y that extends to two C13 plugs. PM me and I will take care of you as I have a few extra.

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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:05 AM
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He was referring to good quality industrial grade tools, not the stuff your find at Harbor Freight.

This is what I use when I crimp Anderson Powerpole connectors.

http://www.powerwerx.com/crimping-to...powerpole.html
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Here's the genuine JST XH crimp tool. It's almost $500.

http://www.digikey.com/product-searc...45292?k=wc-110
...and I have both of those, actually two sizes for the APP's and two of the JST-XH crimpers as I am wearing out the first one.

That Wago crimper tool linked above on ebay would not have a home in my tool box. I have tried those and they failed miserably for my demands. Perhaps good for most here but not for me.

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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:19 AM
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I just wanted to say that this thread is one of the reasons I joined. There are some very nice setups in here, and I hope to add one of my own to the list soon™.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 10:31 AM
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I have three genuine Anderson crimp tools, 15/30A, 45A, and 50/75A.

I didn't think you could ware out the JST crimp tool. The Anderson tools are rated conservatively at 50k crimps.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Ep rc field box.

WOW!! I came across this link during a recent 'web-browsing', session. (....what ever happened to the term, "Web surfing"...?)

It appears that this fellow RC hobbyist seems to have it together with his 'wheeled' RC Electric flight support field-box.

My field box (2 min 23 sec)



Oh...,and here's the link to the thread on a related EP RC aircraft forum where I found that You Tube link to that vid.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=57236
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 12:19 PM
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I just wanted to say that this thread is one of the reasons I joined. There are some very nice setups in here, and I hope to add one of my own to the list soon™.
Glad you are here. There are a lot of wealthy information threads around here. Spend some time looking around to find them then save them to your "MyGroups" for easy following. Do forget to share what you know as well.
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