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    Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite



    Hi Friends,

    My new E-Flite 60Amp ESC has their EC3 connector plug, while my Great Planes battery has Deans Ultra plug. My Triton charger has a Deans adaptor.

    Which one should I replace? Any opinions?

    Thanks
    RazorB


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    RE: Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite

    Ipersonally hate ec3's they are a pain to solder and get right. deans are super easy to solder.

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    RE: Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite

    Now that I've come up with a technique to solder the EC3 connectors I do find them a little easier to use. The way I do it is to put some soldering paste into the connector where the wire goes before inserting the wire. Heat the connector and then just touch the solder to the wire where it meets the connector. The solder will usually flow into the connector, not get all over the outside and you have a nice solid solder joint. The hard part can be getting the connector to seat propperly in the plastic housing. I've taken to using a small flat blade screw driver to push the connector into the housing. Many of the batteries have wires too thick to fit into the connector. I use a wire cutter to cut off just enough strands to get them to fit. I do use heat shrink (which I slide over the wire prior to soldering) to cover the end of the wire where it meets the connector just as an extra precaution.

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    RE: Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite

    A "trick" to help with inserting the EC3 connector pins into the shell - -
    A Phillips screwdriver that just fits the shell holes for the pins can be used to slightly bevel the shell plastic lock ring.
    Insert the screwdriver as you would the pin. It will stop at the locking ring. Give the screwdriver a few turns while pressing
    it lightly into the connector shell. Remove, and insert the pin. You should find that the force needed to fully seat the pin is
    much less. In addition, the locking ring will have more than enough left to properly lock the pin, unless you went overboard
    with the screwdriver.

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    RE: Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite

    Genuine deans are the way to go. Knock offs dont fit well, making them hard to pull apart but the real stuff slides off pretty easily.
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    RE: Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite

    "Powerpole" connectors. Easy, one-handed disconnect.

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    RE: Battery - ESC Connectors: Deans vs E-Flite


    ORIGINAL: RazorB



    Hi Friends,

    My new E-Flite 60Amp ESC has their EC3 connector plug, while my Great Planes battery has Deans Ultra plug. My Triton charger has a Deans adaptor.

    Which one should I replace? Any opinions?

    Thanks
    RazorB

    According to your details,you already have 2 dean connectors,and 1 EC3. Easy choice? Change the EC3 to a deans VS changing 2 deans to EC3's!
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