R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2003, 01:35 AM   #31
Tech Elite
 
odpurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,192
Default

Pops-
OK I got some lamp cord, but I was thinkin'...If the hair will grow with a six cell pack then hows about just pluggin it into the wall? 110 should really speed up the process. I'm gonna go try it now, if I don't post again it's because I'm out drivin around letten the breeze blow through my new hair-do....unless somethin else happens...naawww...
O'D
odpurple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2003, 04:21 AM   #32
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 396
Default

I've just started hardwiring not too long ago, and I can't honestly notice the difference in power, but it stops the connections from coming undone (used to use Ultra Deans cut in half) and is cheaper if you have 10 or so packs as even Deans tend to lose a bit as they get older even when you maintain them with Railzip or something similar, so you have to replace every so often.
sleek the elite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2003, 10:33 PM   #33
Tech Elite
 
odpurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,192
Default

Back in ancient times when I started hardwiring the only plugs available were Tamiya plugs, they came on everything. The first time I hardwired my car I couldn't believe how much faster it was. It was a Yokomo Dogfighter and I've never used a plug since.

The plugs they make now are so far superior to the old Tamiya and Associated plugs that I don't doubt there is no discernable difference, but all the other advantages are still there. Even if you can't feel it I bet there is some degree of improvement when hardwiring.

And like you said, solder joints don't come unplugged!
O'D
odpurple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 09:50 AM   #34
Tech Elite
 
popsracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default odpurple;

How's the new Doo? Hair Doo

Guys;

I removed the Deans Plug on my Motor and Hard wired the connection. To tell the truth, I really saw no difference. I'm still using Euro plugs on the Battery pack and this will not change for me.

Last edited by popsracer; 04-28-2003 at 09:56 AM.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 11:54 AM   #35
Tech Elite
 
odpurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,192
Default hey, where did you get my picture?

Pops-
You know, it was really hard solderin that lamp cord to my thumbs. I just couldn't figure out what flux to use so I just wrapped the wires around and taped them on. Then when I plugged it in boy did I light up. Musta been cause its a "lamp" cord.
O'D

P.S. Congratulations on becoming a hardwirer. You are now one of the cool guys (if you weren't already)
odpurple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2003, 02:38 PM   #36
Tech Elite
 
howard hudson's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: some damned place called Iowa
Posts: 4,245
Default Re: odpurple;

Quote:
Originally posted by popsracer


Guys;

I removed the Deans Plug on my Motor and Hard wired the connection. To tell the truth, I really saw no difference. I'm still using Euro plugs on the Battery pack and this will not change for me.
must be the car then
__________________
what the heck is r/c car??? ( said in your best redneck voice)

'OL BUZZARD FARMING (lol)
howard hudson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 12:37 AM   #37
Tech Elite
 
popsracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Re: hey, where did you get my picture?

Quote:
Originally posted by odpurple
Pops-
You know, it was really hard solderin that lamp cord to my thumbs. I just couldn't figure out what flux to use so I just wrapped the wires around and taped them on. Then when I plugged it in boy did I light up. Musta been cause its a "lamp" cord.
O'D
WOW, That's amazing. This is exactly how I make up my Battery Packs and "Quick" charge them.

Maybe I can grow some new Hair now too.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 11:44 AM   #38
Tech Elite
 
odpurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,192
Default the science of tapenology

You know, I don't know why we're spendin all this time with these involved discussions of soldering and hardwire when there's all this perfectly good tape available. Cello tape, strapping tape, and my favorite: Duct tape (or it's organic alternative, Duck Tape).

You can just build your packs with it and eliminate the need for shrink wrap, and if you use duct tape then nobody can read those big numbers you got on your team racer guy batteries.

And I really appreciate the tip on using lamp cord, since its not marked you don't have to worry about polarity, and it already has a perfectly good plug on it (now I can see why Pops won't give up the plugs on his packs).

I'm goin to the hardware store and re-do all my stuff right now!
O'D
odpurple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 11:59 AM   #39
Tech Elite
 
popsracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Help with Hard wiring and Battery Building

odpurple;

Here is some help for when you redo all of your stuff:

Battery building tips
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 01:10 PM   #40
Tech Elite
 
odpurple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2,192
Default thanks Pops!

Hey thanks for the link. I learned so much from you and all the other guys on that old thread, I want to go try all that stuff right now!

You know, I was thinkin (I'm always thinkin), if you put the pack in a bucket of water before you plug it into the wall to quick charge; then it wouldn't burn the rug...
O'D
odpurple is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 02:20 PM   #41
Tech Elite
 
Brian McGreevy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,081
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Brian McGreevy Send a message via Yahoo to Brian McGreevy
Default

If you want to cover up your team racer battery #'s just use a sharpie...
__________________
USVTA Member #211

Support Formula SAE - get kids into engineering!
http://motorsports.illinois.edu/
Brian McGreevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 07:10 PM   #42
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 388
Send a message via ICQ to MaverickRacing
Default

No matter what Deans, and other companies say, you lose power with connectors. Pluss connectors add weight and they can come undone.
MaverickRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 07:20 PM   #43
Tech Elite
 
popsracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: "Hot, Sunny Southern California"
Posts: 3,120
Default Hard Wiring vs Connectors: News at 11

Guys;

I don't think that there is any doubt about Plug in Connectors having more resistance than a good solder joint. All I'm saying is, at the Amp draw that most Stock Motors see, I think the difference in performance is negligible.
For Mod Motors that can Draw 2 or 3 times the average Amps, soldering should be the only option.
popsracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2003, 07:48 PM   #44
Tech Elite
 
Brian McGreevy's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,081
Trader Rating: 10 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Brian McGreevy Send a message via Yahoo to Brian McGreevy
Default

I run stock and mod so I hardwire
__________________
USVTA Member #211

Support Formula SAE - get kids into engineering!
http://motorsports.illinois.edu/
Brian McGreevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7.2 v KO servo wiring & PT wiring issues bshookup Radio and Electronics 2 06-12-2008 01:23 PM
Hard Wiring???? jhigga15 Electric On-Road 7 02-24-2005 08:10 AM
Hard wiring batterys berger Electric On-Road 31 11-11-2003 09:47 AM
Best solder to use for hard wiring batteries? Accord Electric On-Road 25 05-14-2003 02:00 PM
HPI Sport2 - die hard, mega hard ! Cole Trickle Electric On-Road 6 07-07-2002 12:40 PM



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 02:25 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net