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Old 06-16-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
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I wounder what type of connectors to use between the batteries and ESC on my Xray T3? I was thinking about use the 4mm bullet connectors, is this good connectors? I will probably use 7.3V 5000mAh 40C batteries.
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i personnaly like the bullet 4 connector and that's what i'm using on my F1 and RC10R5 because i have lipo with inboard bullet connector.

But everybody / most of people use Dean connector. If you don't have inboard connector on your lipo, i would recommant the deans connector, otherwise go for the 4mm bullet,.
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i personnaly like the bullet 4 connector and that's what i'm using on my F1 and RC10R5 because i have lipo with inboard bullet connector.

But everybody / most of people use Dean connector. If you don't have inboard connector on your lipo, i would recommant the deans connector, otherwise go for the 4mm bullet,.
I have bought lipo with female bullet connectors and lipo with dean style T plug, so I have to choose what to use on all the package.
Is it different type of deans connectors? I can see some is called Deans style T-plug, Deans Ultra Female Plug etc? Is this all the same? Im still little bit confused about the different type of connectors, and what to use?
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I personally like the Deans connectors, there is no way of getting the + and - mixed up!!!
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I have bought lipo with female bullet connectors and lipo with dean style T plug, so I have to choose what to use on all the package.
Is it different type of deans connectors? I can see some is called Deans style T-plug, Deans Ultra Female Plug etc? Is this all the same? Im still little bit confused about the different type of connectors, and what to use?
I believe all Deans plugs are the same, just different names
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I have bought lipo with female bullet connectors and lipo with dean style T plug, so I have to choose what to use on all the package.
Is it different type of deans connectors? I can see some is called Deans style T-plug, Deans Ultra Female Plug etc? Is this all the same? Im still little bit confused about the different type of connectors, and what to use?
The Dean's Ultra Plug is what you want if Dean's is your choice. There are other types of Dean's plugs with varying size. The Ultra Plug is what came on my Lipo pack.

I think the Deans style T plug is a generic knock-off of the Dean's design. I have used them when the LHS was out of Deans plugs but prefer to buy Deans when they are available. The T plugs are plug compatible with Deans.
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I like the bullet connectors and the traxxas connectors (easy for my big a$$ fingers to use)
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I personally like the Deans connectors, there is no way of getting the + and - mixed up!!!
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I personally use Deans ultra for all my batteries since I have the charge connector in deans as well....no problem for me so far
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EC3 plugs. easy to solder than the Deans, easier to unplug
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Castle 4mm bullit or XT60 plugs..
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Deans ofcourse, simple and reliable. No way to mix the + and - up.
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I believe all Deans plugs are the same, just different names
Deans sells many different types of plugs including much smaller ones for things like servo and radio connections. The ones for hooking up the motor, battery, and speed control on a car are the Deans Ultra plugs.
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I have used Corally, Core (basically 4mm Corally's in a special housing and Deans.

I now use Deans as they are simple, foolproof, light and cheap.

If you make sure you get decent 'copies' they never come loose and are very easy to solder.

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