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Old 07-27-2012, 05:09 PM
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I have heard a lot of good things about bullet connectors how hard are they to solder on or put on and where do I buy them
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Originally Posted by tyler144
I have heard a lot of good things about bullet connectors how hard are they to solder on or put on and where do I buy them
They are super easy to solder. I think my 3 year old could do it lol. Lots of companies sell them. Just get the 4mm bullet connectors. I use Great Planes Elecrifly bullets because they allow you to side mount or vertically mount the wire into the male (esc) bullet. And because I have never had one get loose over time like the 3 prong bullets.
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Originally Posted by Jeckler
Since this subject comes up so often, I'll throw my choice in, just to muddy the waters a bit more.
Anderson Power Poles and Powerwerx's crimper.
+1! Been using them for years, so much easier.
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Ok might try them I will get some 4mm bullets which do u all put the male on esc or battery or does it matter
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Originally Posted by tyler144
Ok might try them I will get some 4mm bullets which do u all put the male on esc or battery or does it matter
It depends, typically I would recommend females on the battery so there is nothing hanging out that can short the pack but with two of the same connector it is easy to plug the pack in reverse polarity so you can use one of each. I recommend cutting one wire slightly shorter than the other so that there is even less of a chance of shorting the pack out.
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I use trx connectors for all my 1/10 scale stuff and they work great. very easy to connect and disconnect and i've never had one just come apart on me. as much as i dont like traxxas i like their connectors!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:39 PM
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The secret to soldering Deans is having a soldering iron that is hot enough to get the job done quickly. I had all Traxxas connectors and was quite happy with them, but ended up switching to Dean's so I could share batteries with my friends. I haven't noticed any difference performance wise. The Traxxas plugs are slightly harder to put together because you have to pay extra attention to the hash mark on the tab because getting solder over the line makes it very hard to snap the tabs into the plastic plug housing. You really can't go wrong with either.
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I'm no expert, dont know anything about the amerage etc. But here's my experience.

I started with Traxxas, then went to Deans. Traxxas plugs just always become too difficult to pull apart and I wind up jerking the wires when it finally comes loose. (Worth noting) I have seen and tried others traxxas plugs that were smooth as silk to plug and remove, that just wasn't the case with mine.

I've never had that problem with Deans. They fit snug, but you dont have to struggle to pull them apart.

If I didn't share batteries with my daughter and my dad all the time I would just go to bullett's directly wired to the ESC like many do (because most of my batteries have the removable plugs), but for now I will stick with Deans I really have no complaint about them.

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I like EC5 connectors , they are big enough that you can get a grip and pull them apart , they can handle high voltage/amperage , you cannot plug them in wrong like plain bullets .
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i use bullets next best choice would be deans
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EC5 for sure
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:22 AM
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Are there EC5 connectors that are recommended, or any to be avoided? I've been using TRX connectors with very few issues, but may switch to something that can handle more current.
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