Originally Posted by Joel Lagace
Tamiya connectors should have been gone from this hobby 20years ago. That along with timer chargers. There is no place for them at all. The only application would be silver can 540 sealed motors(junk motors).
Traxxas is trying to set the new standard in connector and good for them. Deans and corrally connectors are the current standard in my opinion.
I like to add my 2 cents here. Why on earth did Traxxas have to come up with their own connector. Why couldn't they use Deans connector, or at least make their connector compatible with the Deans connector? Someone at Traxxas mislaid their common sense when that decision was made.
As to the original question I'd guess that new Tamiya plugs could handle about 10-20 amperes continuous current without becoming warm, less when they're worn.