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Old May 21, 2012, 05:30 PM
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what size connectors


is there a way to learn what size connector is the right for a certain motor?
for instance, park 300 motors come with 2mm golden bullets.
like the watts-amps of a motor to diameter of the connectors or what?
i don't want to use something that is too small and can't take the load,but neither overdo it.
or there are charts or formulas? link?
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Old May 21, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Electrically, it's probably not too critical. A 2, 3 or 4-mm bullet will probably cover most of the needs encountered by modelers. Even a 2-mm bullet can handle many amperes of current. Mechanically, it is probably more important (or necessary) to choose a bullet size that is compatible with the wire gauge used on the motor. This will ensure a good fit in the bullet connector and a strong soldered connection in addition to somewhat better current-carrying capacity.
Old May 21, 2012, 06:12 PM
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2 mm


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Electrically, it's probably not too critical. A 2, 3 or 4-mm bullet will probably cover most of the needs encountered by modelers. Even a 2-mm bullet can handle many amperes of current. Mechanically, it is probably more important (or necessary) to choose a bullet size that is compatible with the wire gauge used on the motor. This will ensure a good fit in the bullet connector and a strong soldered connection in addition to somewhat better current-carrying capacity.
thank you very much. i had the feeling that 2mm bullets can handle a lot, but needed some expert's confirmation. i have standardized my stuff to 2mm from the beginning and am trying to stay with that. as you say, as long as the wiring used fits.
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Old May 21, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Here is a google translation of a German page that has a very useful comparison on a lot of the common connectors used in RC:

http://tinyurl.com/7zz8faa

Jack
Old May 21, 2012, 07:10 PM
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good input


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Here is a google translation of a German page that has a very useful comparison on a lot of the common connectors used in RC:

http://tinyurl.com/7zz8faa

Jack
very interesting. thank you


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