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Old 03-28-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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i was wondering how do i change my tamiya connectors to deans???
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:34 PM   #2
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First buy the deans connectors. Then cut the tamiya plugs off. Solder on the new deans, making sure polarity is all matching from plug to plug, then shrink wrap the solder joints.

You want the female part of the deans plug on the battery, and also a female on the esc where it goes to the motor if you use plugs between the motor and esc. This helps prevent shorting out the battery and esc.
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Old 03-28-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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When you solder on Deans plugs make sure and have them "plugged in"(both halves together).They distort very easily and having the other half on there keeps them aligned so they wont be hard to plug in when you are done.I always put the pos on the fat side and the neg on the skinny side.
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Olds, that's friggin brilliant, I never once thought of that.
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Thanks! (I did learn that the hard way )
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DrOlds, thanks for the tip!!!
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Olds is correct... And add to that... Do one post let it cool then do the other post because the heat WILL ransfer through out the whole little plug. Take you time with this, you will thank yourself later. It is not a race to get them done the quickest.
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Olds, that's friggin brilliant, I never once thought of that.
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thanks everyone im afraid i cant do it so im going to get my local lhs to do it then ill watch them. inless anyone knows where i could get a video on it.
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Do you have a soldering iron? And know how to solder? If not ask the hobby shop guys if you can watch them when they do it solely for the reason of learning how. I don't know of any videos, but if you got the the magazine Extreme Rc and search, I think they have an article how to of "How to solder like a pro."
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i know howto solder i got a soldering gun and solder i dont wanna mess it up though.
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It is easy to do, the only thing is you just need to be patient with it. For best results take it one step at a time.

Also something else that I dont think anyone mentioned.. When you cut old battery connector's off. DO NOT cut them at the same time, do them one by one. If you cut them togethor you could short the pack out. I suggest not stripping the ends until you need to use that wire as well.
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i know howto solder i got a soldering gun and solder i dont wanna mess it up though.
i recommend getting an iron. guns are clumsy and dont have quite enough mass at the tip to hold its heat very much.
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lol it looks like when you solder motor leds to a motor!!
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Make sure that when you cut the old plugs off of your batteries, you snip the wires one at a time. You wouldn't want to short something like that out....
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