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Desperate need of help re: wire size and connections

Old 01-04-2023, 08:40 PM
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Here's my problem... To begin with I'm an idiot when it comes to electronics. I have a 6000mAh Zeee 80C 7.4V 44.4Wh LIPO battery with 10-gauge wire terminating at a Deans female connector. I have 2 30A brushed ESC's that I want to connect in parallel to the battery using a Y harness. Now here's where I really get confused and concerned. 1) The wires for connecting the ESC to the power supply and motors are 22 gauge terminating at a JST female and male connectors respectively. Can I make a Y harness using 22-gauge wire with a male Deans connector to the battery and 2 JST male connections to the speed controllers? Will that gauge handle the load from the battery? 2) The specs of the brushed 380 motors are as follows Input voltage 3-7.2V, operating current .5A @ 6V. At present I have 16-gauge wire at each blade terminal connected by female connectors and thought I might make a y harness to connect to the ESC but there is no way in hell I can crimp those sized wires into corresponding sized JST terminal! Do I have to match the wire size to the motors coming from the ESC? Will the 22-gauge wire supply enough power to turn the motors?

I would greatly appreciate any and all advice. I have been scouring the internet and YouTube but can't seem to find the answers addressing these questions and concerns. Thanks for taking the time to read this thread.
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Old 01-05-2023, 01:46 AM
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Okay, here's the question I have. Small wires like that won't handle the current the motors will pull. In fact, that's more like receiver connector wire size. Something sounds wrong with the set up you've described. If you have a way to post some pictures of what you have, it would be very helpful
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Old 01-05-2023, 08:50 AM
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Wish that I could but being a new member to RC Universe I'm prohibited from attaching any URL pictures until I have made 10 posts.
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