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Connectors for 8 AWG Lipo?

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:02 PM
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Default Connectors for 8 AWG Lipo?

I just bought my first 'big' battery for an EDF. When I look at the #8 wire, the Dean connectors I've used on small batteries hardly seem adequate. What do you guys recommend for running 2 - 5000mah 5's in series on a 100 amp ESC? Bill
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:52 AM
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You could use something like this, insulated of course.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=6580


On the lower amp set ups with 8 gauge wire and using a Deans, I tin the wire first, then take my Dremel cut off wheel and cut a slice in the end of the wire. This slips over the tab on the Deans, then hit it with my 40 watt solder pen. Works quite well.
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Thanks! As it turns out, I had the gold connectors I'd bought way back. Turns out when I got the battery it already had those connectors soldered on, so all I had to do was put them on the ESC. Bill
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