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Old Nov 04, 2006, 03:49 PM
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Need help charging NiMH with Deans female with charger with Tamiya male connector

I have the EasyStar RTF which came with the CG-207 NiCd/NiMH charger. The charger has a Tamiya male connector head, the NiCd battery in the EasyStar has a Tamiya female. No problem there.

However, I want to get a GWS E-Starter soon and starting using Deans connectors in all my other (future) planes. Since I'm still pretty fresh at all this, I want to stick with NiMH batteries rather than jump to Lipo for now. So the dilemma comes when trying to charge the new battery with a Deans female connector with the current charger with the Tamiya connector. I can't find an adapter with a Tamiya female and Deans Ultra male.

The other option is to change the connectors on the charger to Deans, but then I'd also have to change the connectors on the EasyStar ESC and battery as well, which is a lot of trouble. I also don't want to buy a new charger just for the E-starter. Any suggestions?
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Old Nov 04, 2006, 04:00 PM
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http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/mai...5&pgid=adapter

Forget about standardiziing... just pick the best high current connector and make or buy adapters
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Old Nov 04, 2006, 04:10 PM
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Ditch the Tamiya connector. They are notorious for high resistance and even fail to make a good connection once they have been used some.

If you think changing a few connectors is a lot of trouble, you had better get out of electrics.
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Old Nov 04, 2006, 04:34 PM
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I guess I have to either make my own adapter like that website above, or change all my connectors. I'd rather keep that charger stock.
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Old Nov 04, 2006, 05:25 PM
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standardizing on deans ultra now will save a lot of hassle in the future. I agree, ditch the tamiyas.. Deans will take you to 200 amps and above.. Pretty much all you'll ever need
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Old Nov 05, 2006, 12:30 AM
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Ditch the Tamyias now or later but you will change them.

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Old Nov 05, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Standardize. It will make life easier over time. I use Deans for over 15 amps, Deans Micro for under (usually used at 10 amps or less).

And if it wasn't for some foamies, I would probalby just use Deans for everything. I just hate to add that extra few grams.
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