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Old 01-27-2011, 07:10 AM
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On the Caldera 10E, the truck uses a Tamiya plug and so does the NiMH battery. I've already purchased two LiPo's that have Dean's Connectors.

Can I convert the NiMH battery and the Caldera 10E to Dean's?

Is the NiMH Battery junk if I can't convert it?
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:22 AM
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On the Caldera 10E, the truck uses a Tamiya plug and so does the NiMH battery. I've already purchased two LiPo's that have Dean's Connectors.

Can I convert the NiMH battery and the Caldera 10E to Dean's?

Is the NiMH Battery junk if I can't convert it?
just go on ebay or a hobby shop and buy a female/male deans connector pack to put onto the nimh pack and the truck.
batteries take the female, ESC takes the male.
you can also find them with wire already attached, so you can just splice the wires together.
on the battery, do one wire at a time. dont cut both wires at the same time as you could short the battery.
deans are just a higher-grade connector than the tamiya.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:14 AM
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Default RE: Convert NiMH Tamiya to Deans?

Perfect. Thanks.

I've just read on here that the Tamiya is not a good connector for LiPo's b/c it doesn't allow for the transfer of power that the LiPo's require.
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Perfect. Thanks.

I've just read on here that the Tamiya is not a good connector for LiPo's b/c it doesn't allow for the transfer of power that the LiPo's require.
Yes deans will take more current then tamiyas. They have more meat (metal to metal) and use different case material. We have both if you want them let us know.
You will need to solder them.
What gauge wires are on the lipo's you bought ?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:30 PM
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the other reason is that the tamiya's will get too hot and distort, causing them to come loose.
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I learned the hard way!!! Melted the tamiya connector completely with a 2s 4000mah 25c lipo so I just purchased deans connectors and soldered them on my caldera 10e and have not had a problem!!!
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