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Old 05-03-2007, 06:08 PM
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does anyone happen to kno where i might find some bulk deans plugs or a good price on about 10 sets? thanks for all your help before hand links would be great
Old 05-03-2007, 06:10 PM
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Default RE: bulk deans plugs?

Search Tower Hobbies. I believe you can get them in sets of ten from them.
Old 05-03-2007, 06:12 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.ca/Deans-Ultra-Plug-...QQcmdZViewItem
Old 05-03-2007, 06:43 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Pair-X-10-Deans-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Default RE: bulk deans plugs?

In case this matters to you....
The product that handswithout linked to are not genuine Deans Ultra connectors.

Deans doesn't offer bulk Ultra connectors. The closest they come is a 4x pack of female Ultras (for when you have one ESC and four batteries). You might be able to find a company that'll make you a deal if you call them up and offer to buy 15 pairs.
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Sorry I listed that then. How could you tell Adam?
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the ad say's dean's TYPE plugs. not deans plugs.
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Default RE: bulk deans plugs?

Plus what handw/oshadows the plugs are siler pronged the original deans are gold.
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Plus what handw/oshadows the plugs are siler pronged the original deans are gold.
Good call, I only looked at the picture where they are piled in pyramids and they look gold and like real plugs, the other picture looks completely different.
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If you want cheap deans knock offs go to unitedhobbies.com
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If you want cheap deans knock offs go to unitedhobbies.com
Why would we need to go there when deans are already cheap
Old 05-03-2007, 09:47 PM
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thanks guys i got my whole family into r/cs and now i am changing my plugs cuz now i have a mamba so i am buying a bunch so we can all change over together
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As a suggestion, you could always go powerpoles - easier on the soldering...so if you have 10 pairs to changeover, that might be a good option!
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powerpoles? Could you give more detail?

Thanks.
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powerpoles? Could you give more detail?

Thanks.
Don't own them, but they are another style of very low resistance connector like Deans is. I think the specs might show it being slightly less efficient than Deans, but probably barely enough to really affect anything (they are still far better than Tamiya style!). The big plus is that I hear they are far easier to hook up to your wires - less/easier soldering, etc. Sorry I can't say more since I haven't tried them, but folks here who have seem very pleased.

Hmm, a link from Tower of one example (not sure if these are the best, if other styles are out there, etc):
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD175&P=7
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Hey Thanks Eman77!
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I'm a fan of Power Poles. They are a universal male/female design. You can use them to connect 1 wire or more. I use them because 2 can be coupled together for battery to ESC, and 3 can be coupled together for ESC to brushless motor. They can be turned so and keyed any way you want. You can make it impossible to hook up your brushless motor backwards. They come in like a dozen colors for color coding. The plastic casing that houses the contact is the same for 15,30, and 45 amp contacts. They can be crimped and/or soldered(I reccomend if you crimp to buy one of the crimpers made for it..you can find them for like $50. They are bigger, they can be cut down some however. But I like the flexability the most so thats why I use them.

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I just got off the phone with deans. I was curious with a few things.

the manufacturer, DEANS, distributes in bulk, in a bag of two that we buy from Tower Hobbies for example. This is due to corrosive effects of the air, in general, everywhere. So much for my 100+ quantity buy from digikey! It doesn’t exist.

the red became “off white” when materials became scarce and as of March 2024, black is the color.

up and coming! They have ec-5 replacements to combat the “I use deans for smaller… but use ec-5 for larger…”. Vids are on YouTube.

if you don’t know the authenticity of deans, it’s the quality. The knock-off connectors melt and the blades/tabs will sag, move and open the connection. Deans won’t. It’s on a whole nother level. The red ones would transfer 60A at design limit. I have some catching up to do for the new and bigger ones!

I suppose the trick now is to find battery manufacturers who use REAL DEANS for their plugs.

I’ll be honest, I have a 100qty bag from eBay (and ran out which is why I’m here)… but I don’t want to mess with it when demand gets high. Charge connectors are about all that the cheap ones are good for.

andy

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Old 03-30-2024, 09:37 AM
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Just joined the forum due to this post!
I went with Amass T plugs as they have a housing that's a bit easier on old slightly arthritic fingers and are available in packs of 10 from Amazon. Whether they are any good or not is up for debate, I've not had any issues in the year or so I've been using them but I only run 2S in crawlers and a 2WD Rustler.
Now on to the Power Poles. I use them extensively in my ham radio gear and like them for all the above mentioned reasons. They are an almost universally used connector in the ham world, many new pieces of gear come with them from the factory. They are available in different colors so a brushless motor can be color coded or you could color code your batteries by size/cell count. In the 15,30, and 45 amp sizes, the difference is the size of wire the contact can accept. The actual contact and housing is the same for each of the current ratings. This means you can mix and match wire gauge without compromising the crimp. A proper crimp is necessary to make sure the contact will fit into the housing. I have wondered if they get used in the RC world, now I know.

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