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Old 11-08-2007, 04:50 AM   #1
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Default Traxxas connectors Vs Deans Plugs

I have all my batteries at home made up with deans plugs.

Are the newer traxxas connectors better than deans?
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Old 11-08-2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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i couldnt tell you if there better but i know there both zero loss and unless you have to change them i wouldnt
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If they spec out the same and the traxxas are easier to solder I would go with them. I am always nervous with deans soldering the leads as with big wire if they touch, poof goes the pack.
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Deans are smaller. You cannot get better the zero resistance. The traxxas connectors look neat and they are gaining in popularity but deans ahve lasted the test of time. Many other connectors have come and gone but deans are still around.

If you are worried about leads touching when soldering you just need to solder one side and heat shrink and then solder the other side. For batteries spend a little extra and get the deans pig tails.
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the only difference between the traxxas and the deans are the looks. both are near zero resistance. if you have all your batts with deans on them already, just keep using deans. if you want something different then go on with traxxas. the traxxas is truely just a deans plug with a suit on
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personally, I prefer sermos powerpole connectors. You can run short connections with them and don't need a female or male plug as they are universal. Can be had at various amp load handling ranges too.
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personally, I prefer sermos powerpole connectors. You can run short connections with them and don't need a female or male plug as they are universal. Can be had at various amp load handling ranges too.
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personally, I prefer sermos powerpole connectors. You can run short connections with them and don't need a female or male plug as they are universal. Can be had at various amp load handling ranges too.
Same here. They also allow me to set up multiple lipo packs in series (in my planes and helis) without the need of a heavy and cumbersome Y-harness.

I wouldn't bother with the Traxxas plug. It looks to me that over time they will develope a lot of slop. I give kudos to Traxxas for going with a high-power capable connector, but they should've gone with Deans rather than making their own.

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i cant say anything about the anderson plugs. but i can say that the traccas plugs dont get slack. they are very tight and stay in place extremely well. they arent showing any sign of becoming slack.
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i cant say anything about the anderson plugs. but i can say that the traccas plugs dont get slack. they are very tight and stay in place extremely well. they arent showing any sign of becoming slack.
What about when they are a year or two old?
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Anyone having any success with the Traxxas connectors? I use Deans, and hate how tight some of them fit! I've ripped the top half of my ESC off a couple times from pulling so hard (don't ask).
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I've switched entirely over to the traxxas connectors

I like the ease of soldering them compared to deans, and more than that

I like the ease of pulling them apart, the deans have no surface to grip, and if you push them all the way together I always had a hard time getting them apart.
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I've switched entirely over to the traxxas connectors

I like the ease of soldering them compared to deans, and more than that

I like the ease of pulling them apart, the deans have no surface to grip, and if you push them all the way together I always had a hard time getting them apart.
+1 on that

Also, I like the fact that you can get rid of the heat shrink forever.

for those that want to upgrade from the deans, there's no need to change all the old batts to traxxas, just make a deans to traxxas adapter and get the new batteries with the traxxas. This is what I'm doing now and its quite convenient as the battery to esc connection is now handled by the adapter which it is much gentler to plug in or disconnect. over time the old batts will be gone and everything will be traxxas.
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Personally, I'd stick with deans. my entire setup has been standardized around them and I can solder them in about three seconds. Plus heatshrinking them doesn't take very long.
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