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Old 07-23-2019, 04:31 PM
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Pretty new to electric power. First time I've seen this, I bought a GP ARF along with the recommended motor. Why won't this plug into my esc? Aren't these things universal?
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... Why won't this plug into my esc? Aren't these things universal?
Horses for courses, several types, qualities and sizes, higher current means bigger connectors. However, voltage is not relevant.

Connector tests, plus pictures
translate...www.elektromodellflug.de/hochstrom-st.-bu..html
Older version of that page, contains some other connectors
translate...www.elektromodellflug.de/oldpage/hochstromst/hochstromstecker.htm

DIY connector soldering jig
wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79119

Connector soldering videos
www.innov8tivedesigns.com→ resources → video classroom → soldering videos

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Pretty new to electric power. ...
Some well-structured reading for rainy/windy days, including two e-books, and some handy e-tools as well. Will save you, and us Name:  biggrin.gif
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E-flight primer and tools - RCG

And pleasepleaseplease, do your RC equipment, wallet, ego, battery, controller, motor, house/garage/car a big favour ... get a watt-meter. It will more than pay for itself, will save you at least one fried motor and one fried controller. Will also help you finding the best setup.
Keep battery-/-watt-/multi-meter wires short!
too long wires batteryside will kill ESC over time: precautions, solutions & workarounds - RCG

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Thanks for your replies.
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Soldering unsoldered/fresh motorwires can be tricky. They are the winding/coil wires and as such have an insulation coating/varnish that has to be removed. E.g. by heating the wire with soldering iron on real Aspirin tablet. Nasty/acrid fumes. Won't work for all types of insulation.
Don't cut off the original connectors of, especially motorconnectors, just de-solder them and you won't have to bother with the above.
Don't use adapter cables, extra points of failure and extra losses.

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Thanks again, great information.

I'm just going back to glow power. For me, other than cleanup, it's just much easier. Or at least I fully understand it.
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I love that soldering jig, never seen this before, brilliant.
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The soldering jig also keeps the connectorpins aligned in case the housing softens a bit during soldering.

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You never stop learning Ron, I'm new to this forum so loads to read!

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