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Old 12-31-2011, 11:26 AM
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I Hate sodering ! Why Cant the battery/ Esc. Companys have one standard connector! And witch connector is the best?
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:04 PM
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Default RE: Witch Lipo Connector is best?

The Deans Ultra seems to be the standard in my area. It's also one of the more difficult to solder.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:45 PM
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Anderson power poles and eliminate the need for soldering.
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+++1 , Power Poles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Most new lipos now come with XJ60 connectors. I had already converted all my esc's to Deans becuase that's what most lipos were coming with a few years ago. I made an adapter so I wouldn't have to take off all my Deans connectors, but any new planes or Esc's I buy I'm putting the XJ60s on. They are easier to soldier than the Deans anyway.
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:30 PM
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Humm     Anderson power poles .  I like that.   
 ahh  Stupid question,  Why not go to the local auto parts store and buy the crimp connectors than shrink wrap ?
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depends on the size of the battery and the use

small.. micro deans.

bigger Deans Ultra,

really big. bullet
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I don't know about anyone else, but it would help to see pictures of these, side by side. I think I know what a bullet connector looks like, but I have no clue what the othes look like. All I have are the names, but no reference as to what they look like.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:28 PM
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micro deans




deans ultra


Anderson Power poles
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:51 PM
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I don't know about anyone else, but it would help to see pictures of these, side by side. I think I know what a bullet connector looks like, but I have no clue what the othes look like. All I have are the names, but no reference as to what they look like.
Google is your friend. In this case, go to http://images.google.com and enter the names. You'll get lots of examples.
XT60:



Anderson Power Poles:



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Old 12-31-2011, 06:58 PM
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For me its JR for small batteries, deans for airplane and Heli batteries (3s) and then Traxxas for all my ground vehicles.

Soldering any is not a issue. It's a skill that is not hard to learn.
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Mine kind of look like this, but not quite. Mine are red and blue, connected to a 3 cell e-flight lipo.
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This must be it.  Red wire and blue wire going into a blue housing.  EC-3.  Thanks all.  Yes, google was my friend.
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I use EC5's for all my high power stuff and regular deans for the smaller stuff.
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I hated soldering too. until I made a simple oak fixture with hole matching the Deans. Picture attached. I also made fixture with holes drilled for several slip on connectors used on motors etc. and made something for joining wires end to end. Now soldering is easy and I get good jobs unless I forget to first load some heat shrink before I solder. That needs to slip as far away from the soldering as possinble.

I should mention most around here also used Dans as the standard.

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Nice setup
I use one of these and it works nicely!

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Default RE: Witch Lipo Connector is best?

I converted all mine to Deans too. The Gen Aces came with banana type plugs that I could not find mates for anywhere, and also noticed that they can be plugged in backwards, not good.  For the ESC's I made a Deans to EC3 harness's so I didn't need to worry about soldering in the planes since they are both RTF and already mounted.  That also gave me a bit more wiggle room for plugging the packs in.
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Bad soldering is easy, I see that all the time at our field with connections that have failed and burned off. Good soldering is a lot harder ;->
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Bad soldering is easy, I see that all the time at our field with connections that have failed and burned off. Good soldering is a lot harder ;->

So true, as somone who has to maintain a class 3 soldering cert good soldering is an art.

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Default RE: Witch Lipo Connector is best?

Finding a good iron that can solder the Deans is hard these days.  You used to be able to go to Radio Shack and have a good choice of guns and irons, but today, there are mostly cheap irons that fall apart after a few uses.  I have a GOOD Snap On soldering gun with multiple tips for different jobs, but the tips are no longer made.

I replaced it with one from Sears that seems to work pretty good, 450 Watts to heat it up and then down to 100 watts to stay hot.  You can't solder the Deans with the 14 gauge wires that are on the packs I have with a 20 watt iron.
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I use this one....
http://www.atlantahobby.com/Store/pc...0V-104p454.htm

Not "top of the line"

but works great.
I can turn it down for the delicate micro stuff...or up on high it works perfectly for Deans,
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If your doing a lot of soldering, consider making yourself a set of adapters.

I make a few for each battery type and never have to bother again.

The key is to use heavier gauge wires kept as short as possible ( or eliminated altogether with back to back solder points ) and doing a GOOD job soldering the connectors.

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I use these T connectors from HK They work better than Deans. Made from nylon, they'll take the heat when soldering.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...airs_20pc.html
I use the trusty old Weller soldering gun. Made this Clothspin holder to work with the third hand for soldering connectors.
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Well Dang, I paid more than that for just one pack of 3 females!  Going to put an order in while still in stock.
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So my 25w soldering iron is the problem.Thanks.
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