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Old 06-21-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default How do YOU assemble loose cells ?

Just looking for good techniques/suggestions on assembling loose cells. The pack will be for a TC3. I have my eye on Dean's speed jig. I've also heard you can shoe-goo the cells together...? What's a good way to go about doing this. Which step should I start with. And do different brand battery bars really make a big difference? Is there a certain temp for soldering to cells? Thanks
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Get the Deans Jig. Well worth the money. For mine I had to dremel one of the ribs off to hold the longer cells - they may have changed it since then...

Take a look at

http://www.balakracing.com/buildingbatterypacks.htm

This should give you more than enough info...

Good luck

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Smile GREAT INFO!

Thanks for the link! That's exactly was I was looking for
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Default How do YOU assemble loose cells

j240z;

I too have the older DEANS Jig and had to cut off the rail from one side. The newer versions have been changed to work with 3300's.

If you have plenty of room on the sides of your Chassis, any brand of battery bar should work just fine. Some brands lay flatter on the cells and offer more clearance when up against tight chassis rails.

When soldering, hotter is better. You want to be able to complete each joint in a few seconds to avoid transfering too much heat to the Cells and possibly damaging them.
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Cool. Thanks for all the help!!!
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:34 AM   #7
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I use the Deans jig and clean the ends of the battery with motor spray. I tin the ends with a very little amount of solder (as little as possible is best). I heard silver bars have the least resistance so I always use silver ones. I've seen guys use shoo goo between the cells, seems to hodl the cells like a brick!
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