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Old 08-11-2012, 02:00 AM
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Hi- I'm a newbie and bought a used Rustler VXL that looks like the previous owner added a new ESC (Novak it appears). I then went and bought another battery and noticed I had a few mismatched power connectors. My local hobby shop got me an adaptor for my old molex connector to the ESC but it doesn't fit the new battery. I believe the new battery is a Traxxas high speed connector but I'm just confused now. Anyway, just want to know what other adapters and such I need to run these batteries with my setup. I am attaching 2 pictures to assist. One is of the hookups that came w/ the rustler (black and red) and the other is of the new battery I bought (all black).

Thanks for any help you guys can provide!


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Old 08-11-2012, 03:39 AM
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Default RE: Help with identifying connectors!

Hello Mike...welcome to the world of electric flight.
I'm no boffin on it but have been at it for a couple of years and I can't tell you what type of connector you have.
You're experiencing what we all did when setting out, ie. all your various components like Motors/ESC/Batteries/Chargers/Watt meters etc etc usually come with different connectors and if they're the same make of connector it can be a different size.

The trick I learnt quite quickly is to standardise all your connectors, ie. make and size....so that everything is interchangeable/interusable.

Find yourself a good hobby shop specialising in electric flight (this should be easy as e-flight is becoming more and more popular) also try and find  an RC flyer or two who are experienced in e-flight. (do you have a local RC flying club?)..you will get good sound advice from these sources.

Good luck and.......get to know the risks of handling Lipo batteries, these things can be dangerous from a fire perspective if handled incorrectly.

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The black and red connectors are Anderson PowerPoles. Personally, I prefer them as they can be disconnected one-handed, unlike Deans. Here's a link.


If you plan to standarize, it's the way to go.

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Default RE: Help with identifying connectors!

The other one (black) is Traxxas. My standard is also Powerpoles.
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Do a web search for Anderson Power Poles.
They come in many varieties.
The small ones, as shown, come in 15, 30 & 45 amp.
The only difference is the lug size for bigger wire.

You will probably be able to beat Tower's prices and have better choices.

I use them on my planes and chargers and got by brother-in-law to use them on his trucks.

Good Luck,

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