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Cleaning DEANS?

Old 11-24-2009, 11:17 AM
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Default Cleaning DEANS?

I have trouble with the dean connectors on my savage flux, the gold part has burnt overtime and doesn't make a good connection anymore and makes my ESC turn on and off erratically and sparks oh my!

Now I was able to clean the male connectors by filing them, but how do I clean my battery connector?
Is there another way other then soldering new connectors? I'm not too confident about doing that on 3S lipo's lol
Old 11-24-2009, 11:27 AM
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Default RE: Cleaning DEANS?

Just solder on new ones, with a bit of practice it's easy.

But jeez, how old are they?
Old 11-24-2009, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: Cleaning DEANS?

Will the heat of the solder iron have a chance to damage the battery pack?

And not that old actually, I bought the flux not even a year ago and I used it maybe 40 times at most. Every time I plug the packs theres a spark from all the current lol
Old 11-24-2009, 12:00 PM
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Default RE: Cleaning DEANS?

Just replace.

The sparks are normal, not much you can do about them. The higher voltages you're dealing with, the worse they'll be. Some people have recommended putting a resistive element there in the past, hooking that up first before hooking up the battery; it stops the sparks but it at least runs the risk of damaging the ESC.
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Default RE: Cleaning DEANS?

Use a pencil eraser or automotive polishing compound to buff them back to bare metal. It will take some elbow brease. Do not use a pen eraser, as it will scuff the metal, and they will degrade much quicker.

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