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Feb 15, 2013, 03:25 AM
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Your Preferred Connectors


Just interested to see what people's preferred connectors are at the moment ???

I had a lucky ish escape recently when I put the wrong coloured heat shrink on my battery leads and connected it the wrong way and everything worked fine. A couple of days later and I'm connecting the battery and it pushed the looser part of the bottom bit of the Dean's connector up to touch the top bit shorting it and has either blown the ESC or the motor, haven't pulled t out yet to see which yet.
I was thinking of possibly changing all my connectors maybe to XT 60's and wanted to see what other people's experiences are / if they're totally foolproof as it'll be quite a job to take all the ESC's out of every plane and re-solder new connectors to everything and the batteries.
Any input apppreciated !!
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Feb 15, 2013, 04:00 AM
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Gotta be about the most done to death topic on RCGroups
Run a search on connectors, select titles only in advanced options, and select all the electric forums except FSW: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/sear...ery=connectors
Feb 15, 2013, 04:00 AM
darn you, kakka carrot cake.
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deans, i hate xt60's because i can never pull them apart.
Feb 15, 2013, 05:04 AM
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T plugs, (deans knockoffs)
Feb 15, 2013, 05:10 AM
Chasin' that Neon Rainbow
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I use XT 60s but they are hard to pull apart and let go suddenly so it is possible to cause damage to your plane. A friend has drilled tiny holes in his ones and uses circlip spreading pliers to pull them apart.
Feb 15, 2013, 08:08 AM
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HK T Plugs here too. If your having trouble connecting or disconnecting T connectors, flatten the springs with a pair of pliers to suit yourself. If your having trouble connecting them, file a taper on the end of the tabs. On XT 60s, I took a pair of pliers and gently squeezed the male connectors a bit to make them easier to install. If you go to far, you can pry them out with a jewelers screwdrive.
Hope this helps.

Gord.
Feb 15, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Dean's or EC3/EC2
Feb 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
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+3 for the HK T connectors, I have them on everything that doesn't use JST's. Up to the 12S set up in the plane in my avatar, 16' span.


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...irs_20pc_.html


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HK T Plugs here too.
Feb 15, 2013, 11:37 AM
http://www.sgvhumane.org/
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ec3
Feb 15, 2013, 11:40 AM
I hate waiting for parts
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Anderson Power Poles. And yes, please do a search before asking these kinds of questions... they have been answered and debated ad nauseum.
Feb 15, 2013, 02:36 PM
Anderson Power Poles.
Feb 15, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike_Then
Anderson Power Poles. And yes, please do a search before asking these kinds of questions... they have been answered and debated ad nauseum.
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Feb 15, 2013, 02:52 PM
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EC or bullets.
Feb 15, 2013, 03:15 PM
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JST for small stuff, Deans on anything 10-30 Amps, XT60's on everything bigger.

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Originally Posted by colj00
deans, i hate xt60's because i can never pull them apart.
With XT60's, all you need to do is sand the male connector a little until it is firm but not too loose. I also pinch the male connectors on deans with needle nose pliers to reduce the force to pull apart.
Feb 15, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Anderson Power Poles. Once you've gone black (and red) you'll never go back. :-)


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