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Best electrical connecters

Discussion in 'HPI Savage Flux' started by Savage 6768, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:12 PM.

  1. Savage 6768

    Savage 6768 Active Member

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    Hi all
    I am looking for advice or opinions on plugs running from my esc to lipos currently running 6s. Have been using deans connectors but find every so often landing from big jumps the deans come apart so want to see what else is out there
    Cheers :)
     
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    I've only used deans, traxxas high current, xt60 and xt90. xt90's and 60's are my favorites so far. They hold together well and are easy to solder. I have the traxxas ones on all my stuff and I'm thinking of switching to XT90's instead. My traxxas ones pop apart sometimes and they are a real pain to solder properly to get the plastic part on.

    Size reference:
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  3. Savage 6768

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    Man I didn't realize there are so many different connectors out there :banghead:. I have ended up buying some ec5 connectors off ebay as they are good for 100amp draw. 10 pairs for $ 10.00 posted to me
     
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    Yeah, there's quite a few different brands and styles out there.
     
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    Really would save alot of us a bit of time if RC companies would just standardize the connectors used.....
     
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    Hi. I did some research and ended using EC5 on my Savages with 6s. Didnt have any connection related problems since. The only drawback of using EC5 is that will not find batteries that already fit EC5 connectors.
     
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    That's good to know. Its now got me motivated to change over all my connections to just the one kind of plug :)
     
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    It also would be good if all the battery companies would give you the option when buying lipos to give the option of what connectors you want to have on them and not charge extra
     
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    Learn to solder and you can put on any connector that you want..... I never could figure people in this hobby who have not mastered a basic skill like soldering wires to connectors, cost is cheap and it is not difficult to do......
     
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    EC5 connectors are a bit tricky to solder and assemble. Here are some tips to prevent you from repeating my mistakes: The female inserts should go into the narrower plastic case and the male ones into the wider case (if done the wrong way they also fit and work ok). The wires must pass through the plastic cases before soldering the metal inserts. Once soldered to the wires, metal inserts can be pushed backwards into the case.
     

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