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Old 11-15-2003, 08:21 AM   #1
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Talking Plugs and plugs and plugs

There are many brands of "Corally-type" battery plugs.
Are they all the same or some of them are better then the others?
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The teamorion and the corally male plugs are twisted for "30% ore efficeincy" whil the trinity one is not.
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i dont like the trinity stuff...its really stiff and it doesnt shove into the plug that much, i like the team orion the best!
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The spiral plugs will be somewhat better from a mechanical standpoint. They'll be less likely to pull out, and more stable under vibration. Electrically...they're about the same. The spiral ones may have a slightly better contact profile, but with the low resistance of a gold-gold contact, it's not much of an issue.

If I wasn't using Deans plugs, I'd probably have the spiral Corally/Orion ones.

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Old 11-15-2003, 02:28 PM   #4
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The Corally and the Orion plugs are basically the same. I think MC contacs are producing both. Corally brought them into the RC market long time ago. Iīm using them from the beginning and I think they have the lowest resistance. Also they never had been pulled out by crash in about 10 years.
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do you solder the female plugs directly on the cell, or do you use a batt bar first?
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Old 11-15-2003, 02:51 PM   #6
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directly on the cell for lowest resistance
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directly on the cell for lowest resistance
If you can do it in under 4 seconds, I'd recommend direct to the cell. if it takes more than 4 seconds to get a really pretty solder joint, use a bar too. The difference in resistance is so small you can ignore it...think thoudandths of a percent. It's better to be safe than sorry. Good packs aren't cheap. I've detailed the resistances of connectors and wire elsewhere. Suffice it to say that when soldered well, connectors are as good or better than the same length of wire.

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Of course you have to be fast when soldering directly at batteries. You have to use a good soldering station and itīs a matter of practice. So any newbie shouldnīt solder at the batteries.
But I have to say I donīt like connectors on batterie bars. Looks ugly.
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