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Old 08-15-2014, 05:24 PM
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What is standard/proper plug for positive and negative on Deans plugs? Have decided to switch to Deans.
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Most, if not all, battery packs that I have bought with Deans have the side of the connector with the hump as the positive terminal.

Doing them this way has matched up with everybody else that I know that uses them, as well as multiple different brands of chargers.
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Yes, that is the correct way. An easy way to think of it is to think of the terminals as positive and negative. A negative could never have the vertical bar of the positive + so I think of it like - = - and | = + so -+ but really -| .

Simpler maybe is just to look at the connector and see that one they are marked for +-
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Exactly, flip that picture over to the solder post side and true deans plugs are marked positive and negative, I have seen knock off ends though that may not be marked
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Hmmm… I just look at the +/- that's molded into the plastic.
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DWill, you got me, I looked at those darn things and didn't see it. Just put one under the glass and had one of those Duh moments.
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OK male or female come on batteries?
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female
edit: yea thanks I haven't touched one in so long I had to check.
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male, less chance of a loose piece of metal shorting it out
You want the female plug on the battery. Just like the one in the pic I posted earlier.
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Also, when soldering them up, put the corresponding connector in the one you are soldering to make sure you don't deform the connector. Don't ask how I know.
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Even better, get rid of deans plugs altogether. They are the absolute worst connector I have EVER used, and that's dating back 25+ years. The orientation for wiring is impractical and cumbersome and the frequency of connectors that don't work when fully seated is absurd.

There have been a multitude of different connectors over the years that have proven to be superior in every facet but deans is still the standard.
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Name one, other than Traxxas
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XT60's are gravy. Been running them in 1/8th scale e-buggy and e-truggy for 4+ years now. Much cheaper than Deans, Traxxas, etc.
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Originally Posted by kcobra View Post
XT60's are gravy. Been running them in 1/8th scale e-buggy and e-truggy for 4+ years now. Much cheaper than Deans, Traxxas, etc.
What I have been using for a couple of years as well.
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Originally Posted by the incubus View Post
Even better, get rid of deans plugs altogether. They are the absolute worst connector I have EVER used, and that's dating back 25+ years. The orientation for wiring is impractical and cumbersome and the frequency of connectors that don't work when fully seated is absurd.

There have been a multitude of different connectors over the years that have proven to be superior in every facet but deans is still the standard.
with a little bit of work and practice deans are just as easy to solder as any other connector.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "not work" but if you make sure everything is wired well they work very well.
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