Originally Posted by linger
Good observation. These days the performance of the battery is greater than the performance of the connector, and in some cases, the battery performance exceeds the 12 gauge wire soldered on to it. In RC cars, we don't have any application that uses the full power these batteries are capable of.
FYI - at about 60-70 amps continuous, it's enough to melt off all the fake Dean's connectors. The fake ones may look the same, but they don't perform the same. The real deans connectors and 12 gauge wire gets pretty darn hot at 150 amps, but do not melt.
60-70 amps is also enough to melt the solder off of a standard 4mm connector. The Castle Creations 4mm connectors should be able to handle a lot more.
Would you say then that the castle-style 4mm connectors are preferable to a fake deans?
I've never actually seen a lipo that includes genuine deans connectors.