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Old 05-23-2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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I put in my nimh hump pack battery. I turned the on/off switch ON and everything worked. I turned the on/off switch OFF. And it still worked. So i went out and bought a new on/off switch but it is still doing it.
Why is this happening?
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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Just get a mini Deans and be done with switches, they are so much better to deal with.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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What is a mini dean?
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How do they work exactly?
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Direct connection, just like plugging something into a wall socket.
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Direct connector?
So does that mean when i plug in the battery i have to unplug it when i want to turn it off? That would be really annoying. Having to open up the radio box all the time
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Trust me, using a direct connection to your receiver will pay off. The less JR connectors the better IMO. Cut a hole and put an O-ring on the side of your radio box so you'll never have to open it, thats what I do.
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Just get a mini Deans and be done with switches, they are so much better to deal with.
+1 on the mini deans.

I switched to the mini deans today and it is much stronger. I have seen many switches fail lately, many DNF's and races lost due to switch malfunctions. Its not quite as convenient but the insurance is worth it.
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thats true i got a bad experience on a this,so i ask around here in this forum & problem solve ,honestly it can cause you also run-away & do some damages ,so mini deans polarized is the answer ...........i end-up getting also the jr switch ,that way you dont bother anymore the receiver box make a hole & just stick out the plug for charging
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ok. So how do they work? Anyone have any pics?
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Direct connector?
So does that mean when i plug in the battery i have to unplug it when i want to turn it off? That would be really annoying. Having to open up the radio box all the time

This is the way to go, it really sucks to get a dnf just because a $2 switch when bad.....i do it on all my son's cars and wil be doing it on his buggy also. All thats needed is a short lead to stick out from the battery box and from the rx box. it doesnt get hung up or come unpluged. ive seen a few buggys come off jumps to hard and loose signal due the the impact was enough to turn the switch off....
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I prefer a switch but there is nothing wrong with going the mini Deans route.

Question: does your switch have three leads coming out of it? If so, you probably have your receiver pack plugged into the charging lead.
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Does anyone have any pics on how it is setup?
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It's pretty simple, just replace the connector on your pack with a deans connector. Then, make a lead with a regular radio connector on one end to plug into the receiver and a deans connector on the other end. Then just route the wires in such a way so that you can get to the plug easily to turn the car on or off but doesn't flop around into moving parts or bounce off the ground and you are all set.
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