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Old 02-06-2006, 02:47 PM   #4516
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I saw someone (think it was Charlie F.) who had the positive battery wire go directly to the motor and then another wire from the motor to the ESC. Is this better or is a T connection just as good/better?
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Old 02-06-2006, 02:56 PM   #4517
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I saw someone (think it was Charlie F.) who had the positive battery wire go directly to the motor and then another wire from the motor to the ESC. Is this better or is a T connection just as good/better?
I have the + wire go directly to the battery and then T off the + wire to the motor. I don't think it makes much if any difference.
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Old 02-06-2006, 02:59 PM   #4518
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other then having two wires to solder to one motor lug
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Old 02-06-2006, 03:06 PM   #4519
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The T connection has 4 solder joints whereas the straight line (1 pos wire) only has 3. I solder the motor + wire and the battery + wire at the tab on the esc. That gives me 1 less joint over the T connection, and a cleaner look and easier to solder than the straight line connection.

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Old 02-06-2006, 04:32 PM   #4521
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The T connection has 4 solder joints whereas the straight line (1 pos wire) only has 3. I solder the motor + wire and the battery + wire at the tab on the esc. That gives me 1 less joint over the T connection, and a cleaner look and easier to solder than the straight line connection.
The Quatum was designed to only accept one wire to the tab. I can't see any difference if there is an extra solder at the tab or an inch up on the wire. It would be still be the same, it's still a soldered connection at the tab. Thats still 4 connections.
If you are worried about resistance, the best thing you can do is to replace the wires more often because of solder build-up on the ends of the wires.
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The Quatum was designed to only accept one wire to the tab. I can't see any difference if there is an extra solder at the tab or an inch up on the wire. It would be still be the same, it's still a soldered connection at the tab. Thats still 4 connections.
If you are worried about resistance, the best thing you can do is to replace the wires more often because of solder build-up on the ends of the wires.
What I try to do is frey out the wires that meet at the tab, then twist them together to sort of lock them to each other. A dab of solder on the tab, and a dab of solder on the top of the wires, and they bond to the tab fairly easy. It would seem like there would be more joints, but I connect the wires and only use enough solder to make one tab. It's hard to explain, and I don't have a good enough camera to show you, sorry.
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how about capacitors? do you guys run them with the quantums?
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:21 PM   #4525
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I used to run a diode, but not anymore. It didn't make much of a difference, and I was running mod and 19turn at the time. Same experience with a capacitor. To me, stuff like that makes such a small difference, that your time would be better spent rebuilding a diff, or perfecting your shock rebounds.
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how about capacitors? do you guys run them with the quantums?
No, I was told by two of the drivers on the back of the LRP box, that I didn't need to run them. I guess if you were running stock they would be OK. They tend to drain run time in Mod. They do (me too) run the heat sink that comes with the Worlds Kit.
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They do (me too) run the heat sink that comes with the Worlds Kit.
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I used to run a diode, but not anymore. It didn't make much of a difference, and I was running mod and 19turn at the time. Same experience with a capacitor. To me, stuff like that makes such a small difference, that your time would be better spent rebuilding a diff, or perfecting your shock rebounds.
Or T ing your pos wires J/K
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hahaha, you got me there. I guess I'm selectively anal retentive.
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Or T ing your pos wires J/K
I guess I could work on that because all mine end up looking like "y"s

I run stock and only stock ATM, so I guess I will go ahead and leave the cap on.
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