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Old Nov 09, 2012, 08:00 PM
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Anderson PowerPoles

Geting sick of Deans (makin me nervous...had one lose contact and it scared me bad) and I hate EC3's.

I'm just going to make the jump to APP connectors, where's the cheapest place to get them?
I'm probably just going to get about 50 sets, split between the 15 and 30 amp version.
I think I also need a crimper, but right now I just want the cheapest workable one, I'll get a better one later.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:16 PM
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I ordered all my stuff from
http://www.powerwerx.com
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:29 PM
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mAKE THE BIG JUMP AND GO TO 3.5 MM GOLD plated,
or 4 mm or 6mm for really big power, smaller and easier to connect and pull apart.

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Ok, I was thinking of powerwerx but didn't know if there was anything cheaper. Is the pliers type crimper any good or is it worth the $40 for the nicer crimper?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:29 AM
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mAKE THE BIG JUMP AND GO TO 3.5 MM GOLD plated,
or 4 mm or 6mm for really big power, smaller and easier to connect and pull apart.

Crunch
I thought about it, but I know I can be a little careless sometimes and I don't like having the contacts exposed like that....plus that's a lot of soldering to do. I like crimps much better. If it was only a couple planes and batteries it would be one thing, but we're talkin 14+ planes and at least 20 batteries.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Ok, I was thinking of powerwerx but didn't know if there was anything cheaper. Is the pliers type crimper any good or is it worth the $40 for the nicer crimper?
Absolutely it it worth every penny. Powerwerx is also the best place I have found for them. I have been using them for 3 years. From 2s to 6s and 5000 mah. I have never had a problem with them. After you make the crimp, pull on the connector to make sure you got a good one. I use 15,30 & 45 to cover the wire sizes I encounter. You need the wire to fill the hole as much as possible. On really small wires, 22 ga. or so, fold the wire over double and use the 15 amp size. I also use different color housings for each cell size; ie: yellow for 2s, red for 3s, and orange for the esc.
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Ok, I was thinking of powerwerx but didn't know if there was anything cheaper. Is the pliers type crimper any good or is it worth the $40 for the nicer crimper?
I struggled for awhile with the el-cheapo crimper. Not worth the poor crimps and frustration. The $39.99 TRIcrimp is well worth it. You have to work at it to get a poor crimp.

Mine is marked and came from West Mountain Radio, but I am quite sure they are the same tool.

I'm hooked on Power Poles - R/C, ham radio, model RR, ...........................

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Absolutely it it worth every penny. Powerwerx is also the best place I have found for them. I have been using them for 3 years. From 2s to 6s and 5000 mah. I have never had a problem with them. After you make the crimp, pull on the connector to make sure you got a good one. I use 15,30 & 45 to cover the wire sizes I encounter. You need the wire to fill the hole as much as possible. On really small wires, 22 ga. or so, fold the wire over double and use the 15 amp size. I also use different color housings for each cell size; ie: yellow for 2s, red for 3s, and orange for the esc.
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+1 except I don't like the different color housings idea. I prefer red & black housings for positive & negative for better insurance against short circuits
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:25 PM
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Yeah, I also thought about it for my model trains, I bet it would make doing hook up on things much, much easier.
I'll get the tricrimp and as many 15/30amp contacts and housings as I can afford for right now. I'm sure I can use em for everything
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:09 PM
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+1 except I don't like the different color housings idea. I prefer red & black housings for positive & negative for better insurance against short circuits
The negative housing is ALWAYS BLACK.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:09 PM
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The negative housing is ALWAYS BLACK.
John
Yeah. He meant different colors for the positive...so like red/black, green/black, blue/black, etc
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Yeah. He meant different colors for the positive...so like red/black, green/black, blue/black, etc
The reason Anderson makes different colors is so that each color could be used for a different voltage. There's even a standardized chart from Anderson fro this and I've posted it before.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Acer has APP at pretty good prices

http://www.acerracing.com/Powerpole_...tors-80-1.html

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:45 AM
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Don't get me wrong, I use PP for all my battery to ESC connections, but there's one issue I have (or might have). The disconnect force (how hard you pull to get them apart) is relatively low compared to say, Deans. After sometimes struggling with Deans to get them apart, PP's are nice in this regard. But sometimes after a hard landing (or crash), I find they've come apart by themselves, and I worry a little. I've never had one come apart in flight, though.
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