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Old 06-11-2011, 07:53 AM
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Default EC3 Connector Mounting

I have EC3 connectors between the A123 packs and an AR9100 receiver and between the Lipo and the ECU in my L39. Because they are all mounted up in the slim nose it is very difficult to get two hands up into the wheel well to make and break the connections.

Anyone ever figure out a way of mounting one half of an EC3 connector to make this a one handed operation? Pics?

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Old 06-11-2011, 09:20 AM
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I don't have space problems like you have, so I don't mount the connector.
Here's how I separate the EC 3 connectors.
I use a pair of snap ring pliers.
Insert the pins into the slot in the connectors, give it a squeeze, and ......Viola! All done.
I must confess and give credit for this idea to Gary Freeman Sr. of BVM Jets. (He builds all of the EVF's.)
Perhaps you could fit a pair of these pliers into the wheelwell.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:17 AM
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Default RE: EC3 Connector Mounting

If access is tricky I would remove them and solder on something easier to work with - gold plated bullets might be a better bet, slimline too.

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Old 06-11-2011, 11:43 AM
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Default RE: EC3 Connector Mounting

Can you just glue one of the connectors in place?

Or do as Marc suggests and swap the connectors. Something like Multiplex plugs that you can buy mounts for should work.
Old 06-11-2011, 11:45 AM
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The EC-3 connector is a pair of gold plated bullet connectors, inside a blue plastic housing.
Old 06-11-2011, 12:01 PM
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Harley indeed but its the blue plastic casings which render it tricky to undo.
Bullets with heatshrink or a multiplex plug are options.

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Default RE: EC3 Connector Mounting

I had a similar problem with my BVM HUN using a 1222 RX as the RX, not the batteries are buried......I just made up (2) 8" EC-3 extensions using 16ga silicone wire, placing the connectors in plain view on top of the bypass.....
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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ORIGINAL: marc s

Harley indeed but its the blue plastic casings which render it tricky to undo.
Bullets with heatshrink or a multiplex plug are options.

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MArc,
Please go back ad read post 2?
Snap ring pliers make it VERY EASY.
Old 06-13-2011, 09:13 AM
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Default RE: EC3 Connector Mounting

Harley, please don't insult me, I can read.
My comment is based around access, yes I am sure your pliers work fine, still might be an issue in a confined space, my comment is simply to remove the cause of the problem - the tight fitting connector case and replace it with something more simple.

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