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Old 05-31-2010, 11:28 AM
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Will a Traxxas male to female extender cause any issues? I just bought an e-revo and any battery on the right side is a shade short. I can get it plugged up but any crash will cause it to lose connection and the car stops. I don't want to cut up the ESC considering I just had the first one burn out and Traxxas covered it so I don't want to void the warranty. I could extend the batteries but that will force me to use the same battery on that side. Any suggestions? I can easily create a Traxxas extender if it doesn't cause any major issues.
Old 06-01-2010, 04:55 AM
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Go for it, it'll be ok. If you can, ditch the Tamiya style connectors, they're complete junk. Swap over to some Deans connectors and you won't go back.
Old 06-01-2010, 09:25 AM
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Go for it, it'll be ok. If you can, ditch the Tamiya style connectors, they're complete junk. Swap over to some Deans connectors and you won't go back.
I don't use them, I am using the Traxxas HC connectors. I will build one today and see how it goes.
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I would just solder on longer wires to the pack.
Old 06-01-2010, 09:38 AM
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To prevent my battery connectors from disconnecting, I put a piece of heat shrink over them and, then, apply heat to get it nice and tight. I also do this on all my servo extension/connections. My next solution is to cut and solder extension wires. Although I have not tried this on any of my connectiosn, I have read in Model Aviation that dental floss tied tightly around a connection is also a good way to prevent connectors from loosening.

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