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Old 03-28-2012, 04:52 PM
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Just getting back into hobby.... I used to use Dean's Connectors but they where an annoyance.... any direction on this? EC3s?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:09 PM
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I as wondering if there was an adapter to connect an EC-3 coming out of a ESCto a Deans going into a battery?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:17 PM
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I just made an adapter today for an EC-3 in an Icon A5. I used female bullet connecters with shrink tubing soldered to short wires connected to Sermos (APC) connecters. I really hate soldering and my Sermos connecters are crimped on to the wire. I bound the Icon to my DX8 an hour ago and it works fine.
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Iam not very good at soldering either. That's why I am inquiring about a premade adapter.
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A while ago I though I had pre-made adapters from Tower Hobbies. They are marketed as Supertigre. They don't fit although they look the same. They are red in color.
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Default RE: Which connectors?

Anderson Powerpoles are great. They have a crimp tool - really the best crimp tool I've ever seen. Made specifically for the powerpoles; you can install 2 connectors from scratch in under a minute, flawlessly.

They have connectors in 3 common sizes (many more that are irrelevant for RC) and they all use the same housing, so you can plug anything into almost anything else.

They are rated for up to 45A, but they are high current parts (200+V, so rated for thousands of watts). I use them on my high power electric planes, running 70-80A at 40 volts. My chargers, power supplies, alligator cables all have them, car stereo... they are great everywhere.

http://www.powerwerx.com/anderson-po...owerpole-sets/
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I got my crimp tool from West Mountain Radio at a very good price. They also have the Powerpoles in all three sizes and many colors.
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How to Powerpoles work with EC-3's and Deans?
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:32 PM
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They don't without adapters. I generally cut off the Deans or such and crimp on Powerpoles. I didn't have enough room to do this with my Icon A5 so i made an adapter. Would you like a picture of the adapter?
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Sure would.
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The two pictures I enclosed show the adapter and the second the adapter conneced to the EC-3 connecter. The adapter is simply female bullet connecters from a disassembled EC-3 in an ESC package. These are soldered to short lengths of 14 guage wire and then crimped to the Powerpoles. The bullet connecters are standard EFlite items.
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