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Old 12-06-2006, 07:46 AM   #16
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Deans is the way to go . Less hassles and a little quicker . I have never noticed a difference in resistance between direct or Deans Plugs . Besides with the batteries available today , if their happen to be a resistance issue you wouldn`t notice it . Back in the day when we raced with 1200 and 1400 batteries you had to gear your car/truck so you made the 5 minutes without the batterry going dead . The difference in resistance would have been noticeable then and it didn`t . Racers that used deans and others direct soldered all lasted the same amount of time . This myth has been tested numerous times by many people and shown there is no such resistance difference . "more weight from extra wire and the plug" if that little minute amount messes you up , it`s all in your head .
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:37 AM   #17
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I have had the extra weight from wire shear the wires going into two Novak ESC. I hate resoldering those!
The weight added to the car is negligable. What I'm looking at is the fact that I have had to resolder the connections on two different Novak ESC's. The wires sheared just above the mounting plate.

The wires exit the ESC vertically, and I think the extra length causes them to swing back and forth, eventually weakening the wire.
That's the weight I was thinking of.

Is there a better way to route/tie the wiring to help prevent this?
Anybody else have this problem?

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For the wires coming loose from the esc can`t be from the extra wiring weight . Even when I direct soldered it happened . It will eventually happen if you run the car a lot . All the bouncing from jumps and obstacles will cause the solder joint to become weak . I`ve been racing for over 21 years and seen that happen no matter what . After enough bouncing around and occasional crashing it`s gonna happen no matter how you connect your wiring. Just my two cents and experiance with electric racing.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:58 AM   #19
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i love my trinity r-minus connectors, just had to solder posts to the sides to mount them for my t4/b4
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i love my trinity r-minus connectors, just had to solder posts to the sides to mount them for my t4/b4
Those are nice but don't work too well in the Losi XXX-T and AE TC3/4 unless you solder the tube onto a battery bar soldered onto the pack so the tube sits above the pack. The battery channel is too narrow for the tube to be directly soldered to the pack.
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i love my trinity r-minus connectors, just had to solder posts to the sides to mount them for my t4/b4
is why i said i put posts on the sides (extra battery bar) and then mounted to that, the b4/t4 is much tighter then the xxxs lol in my b4 my 3300gp sp2s stay in without a battery brace (not suggested at all)
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