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Old 06-30-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default Micro Deans - is there a standard polarity?

I bought some Micro Deans to solve a Rx battery connection problem.

Is there a standard polarity? Meaning, what do others solder battery positive to? 1 or 2? I added other numbers to help describe if needed.

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:09 PM   #2
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pretty much just solder your stuff the way you want it
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1, 3 positive
2, 4 negative

or reverse if you want, as long at they are the same on both sides
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Yea no standard here just make sure they are all the same, battery, harnes and charger.
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Also be sure to use the red heat tube for positive and the black for negative, so you plug em together correctly
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I dont use those but seems to me a good rule of thumb is never have a hot terminal flopping in the wind so #1 would be the logical positive for me. But that would mean your charger connector positive would be flopping around in the wind,though most chargers wont charge without a compleated circuit so never mind my edit I guess.
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Also be sure to use the red heat tube for positive and the black for negative, so you plug em together correctly
The whole point of the plugs being polarized is so you can not mix up the positive and negative. It's impossible to mix up the red and black with thepolarized plug as long as you solider them correctly. The mini deans com in unpolarized do not use the unpolarized you will mix up the red and black nd fry a battery and or receiver.
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The whole point of the plugs being polarized is so you can not mix up the positive and negative. It's impossible to mix up the red and black with thepolarized plug as long as you solider them correctly. The mini deans com in unpolarized do not use the unpolarized you will mix up the red and black nd fry a battery and or receiver.
I use the unpolorized and just marked the positive side, and made sure to use the red and black tubing in the appropriate places. I have also forbidden anyone but me to turn my car on and off
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Were there instructions? It looks like you could interchange the wiring pretty easily. I use the 3 pin black deans wires for my receiver packs. I like those a little more the the 2 pin that was available at the time. The old 2 pin had only male pins on one side, and female on the other. Made it alot easier to know which side to go where.
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I use the unpolorized and just marked the positive side, and made sure to use the red and black tubing in the appropriate places. I have also forbidden anyone but me to turn my car on and off
Why take the chance when the polarized plugs are available?
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Why take the chance when the polarized plugs are available?
The polarized mini-deans do have one disadvantage over the unpolarized ones. You can take two batters and plug then together in a dead short situation with the polarized connectors. Not so with the unpolarized. You can also plug your charge into the receiver connector with the polarized version if you are not paying attention.

With all that said I would never run the unpolarized version. I'm just not that much of a fan of the polarized version. Only reason I used them is because there is not another decent micro connector out there that I know of.
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Why take the chance when the polarized plugs are available?
You make a good point Frank and the truth of the matter is I accidentally ordered 5 packs of the wrong plug, but I used them anyway, and I pay attention and haven't had any problems. they work just fine and since the wires and plugs are color coded, its really hard to plug em in wrong
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You make a good point Frank and the truth of the matter is I accidentally ordered 5 packs of the wrong plug, but I used them anyway, and I pay attention and haven't had any problems. they work just fine and since the wires and plugs are color coded, its really hard to plug em in wrong
Haha, I did the same thing once and ran like that for a long time. Finally I got sick of having to pay that much attention and also like you say not let anybody else plug it in that I switched em all out to the polarized ones.
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