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Old 10-08-2013, 05:34 PM
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I want to upgrade my electric rc car from brushed to brushless. I looked in the instructions and the speed controller battery connector for brushed and brushless are different. I have already got 2 batteries and if i upgrade i am not going to be able to connect it to the brushless speed controller. Would i be able to get an convertor or do i have to buy a new battery that uses the same connector.
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You can replace the connectors on the battery. You will need to solder them on.
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no point in getting a converter, the connection will still only be as strong as the weakest connector.(which is probably a molex connector, tamiya style connector) most widely used would probably be deans then traxxas, then ec5 type connectors.
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Soldering can seem imposing at first, but it is a very useful tool/skill in this hobby. Although you might be able to get a local shop, fellow hobbyist, etc, to help out in the meantime.

For learning soldering, there is an excellent sticky thread at the top of the Radio & Electronics forum, there are youtube videos, etc.

Most important rule in soldering batteries, only do one wire at a time! Donít want to touch the wires and short the battery.
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It would be simpler to change the connectors on the ESC than the batteries, and safer!!!
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