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Old 06-16-2015, 09:36 AM
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Hi to all.

This has been a question I have always wanted to ask.

Do deans plugs have different kinds of quality? I have been seeing online different manufacturers of such. Some are cheap and some are not so cheap.

So with that, is there a certain kind of brand that I should buy and should avoid?

And finally, are there alternative connectors to deans plugs which are better?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:01 AM
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Yes their are different quality "deans" plugs. Deans is actually the brand that makes the authentic ones. You will see generic ones labeled t plugs.

The generic ones are okay but the plastic doesn't hold up to heat/soldering as well and the metal isn't of the same quality.
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Originally Posted by 2uzferunner03 View Post
Yes their are different quality "deans" plugs. Deans is actually the brand that makes the authentic ones. You will see generic ones labeled t plugs.

The generic ones are okay but the plastic doesn't hold up to heat/soldering as well and the metal isn't of the same quality.
If you are going to use Deans-style connectors, do yourself a favor and buy the genuine article. Do NOT, under any circumstance, accept imitations. Genuine Deans connectors will serve you well for a long time - the others have been known to fail shortly after installation onto an ESC or battery.
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Agreed with all said,
I too was unaware that there were different brands of "Dean Type/Styled" plugs and bought an off brand. The plastic is noticeably different, what I hate and ended up un-soldering them and throwing them out was that male/female parts would not come apart easily ..they'd stick. The real Deans plugs connect/disconnect much more smoothly.

Get the read Dean's plugs ...for an extra buck they are worth it.
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Two types of Deans. One at LHS are original. Ones that sold by bulk, fake. Bulk from China can see the difference, Plastic are slightly transparent, as for Original cream color red. Transparent plastic melt easily. Original Deans fits together better than the bulk. Get Deans in Dean packaging
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Which are Original or Which are Memorex???
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Which are Original or Which are Memorex???
The darker red ones are fake Deans.
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Originally Posted by Geezatec View Post
Which are Original or Which are Memorex???
The ones on the right look like genuine WS Deans. The ones on the left look too dark. Just look for "WS Deans" on the package.
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Got it!

Now I know which is which. Now I know where no buy. NOT on Ebay but here:

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...w.asp?p_id=574

It's always nice to learn something new everyday. That's why i have an inquisitive mind I guess.
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Best tool to solder Deans, The Jigs Up.
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VegasJim!! Where in Vegas you Located?? Where you race? 702??
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Originally Posted by Geezatec View Post
Best tool to solder Deans, The Jigs Up.
That I don't have.

Any links to a retailer?
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I believe those are called T- connectors and Deans is one of them.

I buy most of my Deans on Amazon. The ones listed as authentic are actual Deans plugs.

As for soldering, HarborFreight has these "helping hands" for cheap. I clamp the foot onto my bench when I use it so it does not move around, remove the magnifying glass.

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...q=helping+hand
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Originally Posted by SagadSetup View Post
And finally, are there alternative connectors to deans plugs which are better?
EC3 or EC5.

Deans are a crap design IMHO. The plastic housings get distorted, loose, even melt from the heat of soldering. And soldering a round wire onto a flat tab is not as good as soldering a round wire into a round socket.
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EC3 or EC5.

Deans are a crap design IMHO. The plastic housings get distorted, loose, even melt from the heat of soldering. And soldering a round wire onto a flat tab is not as good as soldering a round wire into a round socket.
Deans are not the best connectors but they get the job done. Never had a problem with them as long as they're authentic.
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