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Old 05-15-2004, 05:55 PM   #1
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I bought some Deans 12 guage wires for my Novak GT7 because it was time to replace the stock Novak wires. When I went to solder the wires on the ESC, the wires wouldn't fit inside the solder tab holes. Should I just make the wires flat and solder them on the tabs?
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The GT7 was designed to use 14GA wire. Try putting soldier on them and then cut them down to fit.
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Will I lose any performance if I cut it down?
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Will I lose any performance if I cut it down?
of course, Maybe a .0005sec Lost...
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You shouldn't. Just cut the wires down to fit in the 14GA holes and then when the wires are through flaten the bottom side that way there is more of the wire touching the tabs and there is less chance for the wires to get pulled out of the holes.
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Make sure there is no excess solder in the holes first. Then use a good pair of wire Strippers, or a sharp single edge Razor Blade to remove just enough of the strands to fit through the holes. Do this BEFORE tinning the ends of the wires.
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I only removed two millimeters of sheilding from the wire and used ample solder (high silver %) covering the exposed wire (12 guage). Then I prepped the speedo with some solder, just enough to fill the hole. With the thin flat tip (pencil tip) of my solder gun, and this naturally is done hastily and carefully, one side of the tip I heated the solder prepped wire, then lowering it onto the prepped speedo contact. Once you notice the solder on speedo is fluid, pull the solder gun away and guide the wire to the contact and let cool before working with the next contact. So what you are left with is ring of solder sandwiched between the wire shielding and circuit board.

I want to stress you do this quickly so not to heat the circuit board beyond its threshold and a 20W-40W solder gun is perfect for this.
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