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Old 04-27-2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Switching from Tamiya to Deans

Im finally going to be switching from Tamiya plugs to Deans plugs in my TC3. Does anybody have any thorough step-by-step instructions/tips on this?

I know HOW to do it---but this is actually my first attempt at installing Deans plugs and dont want to screw anything up obviously. I can solder, and I have all the equipment/parts/tools to do the job. Ive found a little info here and on the web, but nothing too detailed.

So if anybody has a link or can make a post with good step by step tips/directions, I would really appreciate it.

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It's really as easy as soldering the leads from the battery to the deans connectors. No special instructions needed, unless you don't know how to solder.
Just make sure that the female connectors are solder to the battery. This will help eliminate the pack from shorting out on anything while it's not plugged in.
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good choice of using the deans.
I melt alot of tamiya connectors before.
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Another trick is to connect the male and female together while soldering the wires on the female end. This prevents the connecter on the female end from moving around because the connector tends to melt the plastic if you hold the iron too long. Also, you may also want a third hand. Other than that is a simple process.
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oppss!!! always put your male deans to the ESC. no male connectors on batt. may short your batt.
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:03 PM   #6
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RaceFan3,

try looking at Balak's page on soldering
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:57 PM   #7
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I glanced at that page the other day, but forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder KoE !
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2 things

1. Remember to slide your shrink wrap well down your wire BEFORE you solder the leads. (I alsways seem to forget after not doing one for a while) If you leave them slid on too close to the plug the heat transfered while you solder may shrink the tube where you dont need/want it.

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2. I've only tried a few different types, but I really like the heat shrink that comes with teh dean plugs better than anything else. I would recomend making sure you use it as the other brands/types I have used end up pulling down when I try to disconnect the plug after its installed
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