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Old 02-28-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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hey guys, im planning to change all my plugs into deans plugs, what do i do? i need info like where the male/female plugs go. Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-28-2005, 06:40 PM   #2
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Well you don't want the male ends on the batt, they will short out. And same for speedo wires I imagine, if you don't solder to the motor direct. Main thing is make sure you check, then recheck the polarity of everything before you plug it in. Do it when you're not tired.... I came home from a late race and soldered a plug on a batt, and promptly fried my quantum speed control.
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battery = female
motor = male
ESC battery side = male
ESC motor side = female


also make sure to look at the connectors for +/-. it will work either way, but the top of the tee shape should be set to positive.

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but i thought all i needed was plugs on the ESC and the BATTERIES to connect and then change the plugs on my CHARGER so i can charge my batteries.
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Yeah, you can still hard wire your motor, if you want.
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well are you hard wiring your motor and esc? you dont need a deans there if you do that.
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the bag that the plugs are in tell you
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Unless your racing a class where stick packs are required, I would recommend you hard wire your esc to your battery and motor. It will give you more runtime, power, and efficiency. You will have 1 solder joint between the esc and battery. With plugs you have 3 joints. Each joint is robbing you of power and speed.
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wat do you guys mean by hardwire? (sorry for the nooby question) im kinda new into electric onroad with all the perfect settings and such.
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solder the esc wires directly to the motor n battery
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Don't worry about the insignificant loss of power by using the Deans plugs over hardwiring. The conveniece is more than worth it.

When you can run 5 minutes in the A main without a bobble you can think about hardwiring.
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Lano is right.

Good solder joints are 0 millivolts loss, the ultra plug is less than 2 hundreths of 1 millivolt, these numbers are as close to nothing as you can get. As you said, hard wire the motor, plugs on the battery. I use deans, and a lot of hard wire guys finish behind me.
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There is NO ELECTRICAL LOSS that can effect an RC car with Deans plugs.

Just be sure to keep the contacts clean and it is just as good as hardwiring.

Also...another advantage is that with hardwiring...over time, the solder "creeps" up the wire from the constant heating and re-heating required to change out batts. This will lead to stiff and inflexible wires over time, meaning you would then need to replace them.

Use Deans plugs for Batts, since you change them out very often and hardwire your motor. As you'll pull your motor far fewer times than your batts.
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"Unless your racing a class where stick packs are required, I would recommend you hard wire your esc to your battery and motor. It will give you more runtime, power, and efficiency. You will have 1 solder joint between the esc and battery. With plugs you have 3 joints. Each joint is robbing you of power and speed."


Also make sure you only use one coat of paint and no decals on your body, the lower weight will really help your lap times.
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