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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Regarding my battery connector issue, what is a good replacement for the deans plugs?

Do you go for XT90 or HXT4mm plugs?
I switched to Anderson Power Poles after reading up on them. Seeing some large scale 3D plane pilots swearing by them sold me. I also like the fact they are crimp on, less of a chance for a bad/cracked/cold solder.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:36 AM
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I switched to Anderson Power Poles after reading up on them. Seeing some large scale 3D plane pilots swearing by them sold me. I also like the fact they are crimp on, less of a chance for a bad/cracked/cold solder.
Really Anderson power poles? They are only 30-45amp isn't it?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Anderson power poles NO SOLDERING! that sounds like a product a guy like me could really use!. What a unique and new product designed for the lazy!. I think I will order a couple hundred!
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Regarding my battery connector issue, what is a good replacement for the deans plugs?

Do you go for XT90 or HXT4mm plugs?
I'm using XT60 based on the recommendation on the website about batteries I posted above.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 12:03 PM
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Really Anderson power poles? They are only 30-45amp isn't it?
Here are just a few examples I found in one thread here on RCG. I have them on my F550 with a 45C 4S 5000mah battery. No problems to report so far. BTW if you go this route, don't buy knockoffs and buy the crimper they sell... I switched over my heli and 5 batteries in a matter of 15-20 minutes.

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Oh boy, another one of these posts... in trying to answer your question without starting an argument from the APP or Deans crowd, I use APP connectors on everything I own... from my 3-cell 20-amp T-28 to my 10-cell 75-amp biplane to my 6-cell 100+ amp heli. I've never, ever, ever had a problem with APP connectors. I've been using them since the mid-80's when they were known as Litespeed connectors and they have served me well.

I have recently bought an APP crimper and I no longer solder APPs unless I have to. Haven't had a crimped connection fail, either.

Honestly, it's a matter of preference. Use whichever is best for you.
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Do you really think NASA and the entire aerospace industry insist on crimps on all power connections because they're trying to save a dollar or two ? Nope, it's because crimps are harder to get wrong than soldered joints and they're more reliable.

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Many have successfully used APPs at up to 200 amps. The 'rating' merely denotes the maximum suggested sustained load for the wire size that the APP contacts can accommodate. Hobbyists routinely exceed the wire load ratings on a routine basis with no ill effect.

The 15, 30, and 45 contacts all have the same effective mating surface area so voltage drop of each of these is basically identical.

The crimpers will only work with the 15/30/45 contacts.

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I'm using XT60 based on the recommendation on the website about batteries I posted above.
I don't like the XT cause you heat up the plastic during soldering.

With these you solder first, then add the plastic cover:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...%5Fset%5F.html
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 02:18 PM
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I don't like the XT cause you heat up the plastic during soldering.

With these you solder first, then add the plastic cover:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...%5Fset%5F.html
That could be a concern depending on your soldering iron and skills. The plastic is actually a nylon and takes quite a bit more heat than other connectors.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I switched to Anderson Power Poles after reading up on them. Seeing some large scale 3D plane pilots swearing by them sold me. I also like the fact they are crimp on, less of a chance for a bad/cracked/cold solder.
+1
For battery connectors these are all I use
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I switched to Anderson Power Poles after reading up on them. Seeing some large scale 3D plane pilots swearing by them sold me. I also like the fact they are crimp on, less of a chance for a bad/cracked/cold solder.
Could you provide a link for these and the crimpers
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Could you provide a link for these and the crimpers
http://www.powerwerx.com/powerpole-a...-contacts.html

Got my powerpoles here too. Quick shipping!
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