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Old 07-26-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Anyone make a 3 pole connector suitable for brushless motors?

Switching motors out is butchering my wires and makes them hard to fit back in the holes. Just seeing if anyone has a nice clean solution for this.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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If you are running the novak motors, they've released an end bell a little over a year ago that solves this issue, but I don't think there are any other manufacturers of brushless motors that have caught on.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:08 PM   #3
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What about this plug.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHEB5&P=ML
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that would work.....

i just wish they made lil bigger ones, for more amps an 12gadge wire..... i would use it on my rc10t3, but i think its too small for my 1/8th scale 8ight T with my Neu 1515 1y
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The aforementioned connectors are good for 50 amps. Duratrax power poles are good for 60 and you can stack individuals as they interlock. So you could make a 3 pole connector out of three of them. That help any?

http://www.duratrax.com/caraccys/dtxc2300.html

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i would just replace your motor wires from time to time.

Especially if you're running a powerful brushless setup. Eliminate connectors wherever possible.
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Default 3 pole connector

I've used Powerpoles on one of my cars to make a three pole connector and it works fine but they take up a lot of room.

I had seen people taking two Deans plugs and chopping one pin off and gluing them together to make a three pin connector. I tried that, but the problem was when you wanted to make the next end it was hard to match up.

What I am doing now is using the Dualsky brand Deans clones (avaiable on eBay for $2/pair or less from hothelisales) and using one complete pair on the motor and one complete pair on the ESC. So I solder two wires from the motor to a male end and one wire from the motor to a female end. Then I solder two wires from the ESC to a female end and one wire from the ESC to a maile end. This has the advantage of using one whole pair for each motor or speedo with no extras left over. I didn't bother trying to glue them together. In the end, I couldn't see a need for that.

Having bought a bunch of the Dualsky connectors, my cost was about $1.70/pair. For $3.40 I have a motor and ESC set up and each additional motor is only $1.70. Much more eceonomical than the Astroflight for $13.79.
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I used the AstroFlight connector to regularly switch between a Novak 6.5 and 13.5 in my T4 and it worked fine. I recently went through a phase where I tried to reduce the amount of equipment I brought to the track so it was bye-bye hard wiring. I thought the connector was a little heavy though. The other thing is that this connector is not keyed, so you could put it in backwards if you are not careful. The way I have it wired, I'd really have to twist the connector to do that, but it's still possible. Here it is in the truck.

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Thats a very nice wiring job.
I'm impressed, good job.
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Thanks!
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if your using mamba you can use a deans connector on the pos. and neg. and just tie back the white wire while using brushed.
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