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Is there a better connector than Deans?

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:39 AM
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deans! race preps used to be nice back in the old days.

never liked the sermos/anderson/litespeed/powerpole conns. bleh.

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:55 AM
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just wondeing if you are using real deans plugs or the knock offs. The only problem I ever had with deans was when using the cheap deans knock off plugs. They had a poor connection and did get hot in high amp applications. The real deans plugs have never given me a single problem. If I buy a battery with a knock off plug on it I change it out for a real deans.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:38 PM
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If your Deans are getting hot they need to be replaced (or at least cleaned). With high voltage setups you will get a lot of sparking causing carbon build up on the contacts. I have just started to replace them like every 4 to 6 months depending on how much I run. STill cheaper than buying glow plugs.
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[QUOTE= STill cheaper than buying glow plugs. [/QUOTE]

Amen to that Lol.....
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I don't have any numbers to compare their efficiency but the Traxxas plugs are essentially a big Deans connector, plus they've got those ribs going around them to give you something to hold onto. That was my only problem with Deans back when I ran them, they're almost too tiny to solder and the smooth sides make them hard to pull apart, especially if you've got shock oil or something on your fingers.

Nowadays I'm running bullets due to my TrakPower LiPos, but for the little kid north of town I'm helping get into the hobby, I just did the switch for him from Tamiya plugs to Traxxas and he's digging 'em. Just remember that when they say not to get ANY wire or solder past the scribe line on the terminal, they're not kidding
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Originally Posted by OTE_TheMissile View Post
Just remember that when they say not to get ANY wire or solder past the scribe line on the terminal, they're not kidding
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