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Old 09-10-2017, 04:57 PM
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Hi, I am going to be wiring a 12S 2P Lipo battery pack for my 1/5 Spitfire. What connectors should I use? I plan to use (3) 4S, 4000maH packs in series and make 2 banks of batteries, all with 10GA wire. Both these banks will be connected in parallel and then connected to the ESC. My motor is an E-Flite P360 with a CC 160HV ESC. I plan to use a 22", 4 blade Vario prop as well. Any help is appreciated.

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Polarized Castle Connectors - 6.5mm Male / Female Set, 200amp continuous rating.
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Thx for the response. I was considering XT90 or Deans connectors. Any reason why you prefer these?

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Long time Deans Ultra user but I like the 200amp rating, they take larger wire, easy to solder the larger wires into the connectors, and easy to grip for unplugging.
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Deans may not be up to the task of handling that current. As my own rule of thumb, anything over 6S will get at least a 5mm bullet style connector, if not bigger.
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Hi, I am going to be wiring a 12S 2P Lipo battery pack for my 1/5 Spitfire. What connectors should I use? I plan to use (3) 4S, 4000maH packs in series and make 2 banks of batteries, all with 10GA wire. Both these banks will be connected in parallel and then connected to the ESC. My motor is an E-Flite P360 with a CC 160HV ESC. I plan to use a 22", 4 blade Vario prop as well. Any help is appreciated.

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How much amps is the spitfire going to pull? XT150 or XT90 depends on the amps
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I haven't run the power system yet. As near as I can tell from Ecalc, I will be drawing around 120-140 amps.
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