Originally posted by saabcaptain
I have never owned a higher end charger (all the ones I have owned have had Tamyia (sp?) plugs on them) so just some basic questions...
1. If you want to charge an old pack with Deans or Tamyia plugs on it with a charger that has alligator clips I assume you simply get a pig tail adapter with a tamyia/deans plug on one end and wire trailing with bare tips to clip the alligator clips to... correct?
I use a MillPro on packs with either TAMIYA and Deans Ultra plugs.
MillPro comes std with croc clips.
Small alligator clips will fit fine into the pins on the TAMIYA plugs.
Really, they fit better on the TAMIYA plugs than they do on the
Deans... where one jaw sits on the contacts and the other jaw
is clamping onto the outside plastic. But they don't seem to
mind that when pumping in up to 6A.
The dischargers also have croc clips.
When clamped to the TAMIYA plugs, I can get 20A without them
warming up much. 30A is possible even for 5mins, with monitoring.
When on the Deans, one jaw's contact is not enough to handle
even 20A... I've made up a Deans-TAMIYA plug to solve that.
Otherwise the plastic sheath of the crocs start smoking...
(so.... got that spelling of TAMIYA yet?