R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric Off-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
Tech Regular
 
mini696's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 304
Default What connectors for Motor/Battery 1/8th scale.

I was wondering what are the best connectors/plugs to use for connecting motors and batteries to speed controllers for use in 1/8th scale buggies.
__________________
D8, GO 5Port
Ve8, RX8 1900, Promatch 5100 4S
SC10, Hobbywing EzRun
mini696 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
Tech Addict
 
8IGHTROCKETX3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manassas Va.
Posts: 708
Trader Rating: 61 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mini696 View Post
I was wondering what are the best connectors/plugs to use for connecting motors and batteries to speed controllers for use in 1/8th scale buggies.
i use 6.5mm connectors from the motor to the esc, and deans plugs for the esc to the battery
8IGHTROCKETX3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
Tech Adept
 
Galeleo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 167
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

I've been using 6.5 mm bullet connectors (castle) for the motor and EC5 (losi) connectors for the batteries.

They are a breeze to solder and can handle 10 gauge wire without issue.
Galeleo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 09:18 PM   #4
BOG
Tech Master
 
BOG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: masshole
Posts: 1,602
Trader Rating: 47 (100%+)
Default

deans, but make sure you get the legit ones, there are some knock-offs that are good for lower voltage applications!!!
__________________
We are not here for a long time, however we are here for a good time!!!
Comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable!!!

Huge Thanx to Chris at "Off-the-HwaL" ~ Custom Painted R/C ~ www.OTHGFX.com
BOG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 09:44 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
tschenck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wolcott, CT
Posts: 2,725
Trader Rating: 110 (100%+)
Default

EC5 for the battery/esc. I dont use any connectors on the motor. Really never change motors in 8th scale anyways.
__________________
Pro-Line/MIP/Team Scream Racing/Dirt Skins
Wolcott Hobby/RCHR
Losi 22 4.0 hobbywing xr10 pro stock spec, tsr 17.5
tschenck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:28 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
tom2tone's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,839
Trader Rating: 98 (100%+)
Default

I've used the 6.5mm bullet and the now I use the 4mm connectors on my mmp. As far as for the battery, deans all the way!!
__________________
TEKNO EB48.3 / ET48 / EB410
AE T5M / B6
Tekin / AKA / Hitec / SMC / Futaba
Trains and Lanes Racing http://tandlracing.com/
Dunn Raceway Park http://drprc.com
tom2tone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:36 PM   #7
Tech Champion
 
adrictan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5,123
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Default

5.5mm bullets for ESC to Motor and Deans for Battery.
__________________
Sponsors: T-Bone Racing, Misfit Design Group, Maclan Racing, IB Prostart, PTRC Oils, Vision Racing Products, SRT Servo, Boca Bearing, Soar Seiki.

Soar Enquiries: [email protected]
adrictan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 10:53 PM   #8
Tech Elite
 
glassdoctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,250
Trader Rating: 4 (100%+)
Default

Deans on the battery... hardwired or 4mm CC bullets on the motor.
glassdoctor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 11:43 AM   #9
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,580
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Default

The Castle 6.5 bullets for the motor, unless direct solder (i.e. Tekin). For the batteries I have been using the HobbyKing XT60 connectors. They work well. For the ridiculous HK 8awg wired packs I use the HK EC5 connectors.
kcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 01:51 PM   #10
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Norway
Posts: 319
Default

Original Deans Ultra for the batteries. I solder the motor and ESC.
stigno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
HH
Tech Fanatic
 
HH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 750
Trader Rating: 3 (100%+)
Default

1:8 scale off-road on large outdoor dirt tracks can be extremely abusive on all of the equipment and will certainly put it to the test at some point.

I don't think anyone will disagree that it is always best if you can solder the motor wires directly without the use of connectors, as it is just one more "possibility for failure" you can eliminate from your life.

As for the battery connectors...
The good news for those people who use any connector other than the EC5 is that...
you still have some room for improvement!
__________________
KYOSHO MP9 TKI3 | O.S. Speed XZ-B .21 ~ O.S. 2090 | KO Propo RSx

"If it's worth doin'... it's worth doin' it right" - Chip Jett
HH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 07:47 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
kman16jr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tampa,Fl.
Posts: 4,005
Trader Rating: 53 (100%+)
Default

I use the bullets that the castle combo came with and REAL deans for my batteries.
__________________
Kevin Welfley
AE rc8b3-AE rc8b3e-AE b64d-AE b6d-AE b6
Sponsors:|DDHrc|Team Trinity|Jconcepts|Rc Adiction Products|NitroPro Fuel|M2c racing|Ultimate racing engines|Highest servos|Bellgate Distibutors|
kman16jr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric 1/8th Scale conversion kits. DJ1978 Electric Off-Road 19923 06-12-2017 06:16 AM
Tekno Conversions Thread teknorc Electric Off-Road 10250 01-30-2017 02:30 PM
Official: Novak's 1/8 Scale Nitro to Electric Conversion Kits NovakTwo Electric Off-Road 1144 01-04-2010 04:49 AM
New to 1/8th scale electric!!!! For newbies Jerseyboy Electric Off-Road 16 05-29-2009 01:09 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 05:42 AM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net