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Old 05-19-2006, 11:54 AM   #661
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hi, I just get my first platinum... however, regarding cables & connectors, I get the tamiya connector with the cables but it is not soldered to the twisted gold connectors.... those last have threads inside and not solder tabs.... as I want to use it with the tamiya connector, is it enough to just "twist" the
gold connectors on the soldered end of the cables? If not, how do I solder the cables to the connectors? does not seem easy.... at least will be "messy"...

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The easiest way I have found it to put solder on the wire (enough to get a tight fit with the gold connector but not so much that you cant slide it on). Then put a little solder on the outside if the gold connector which will allow the connector to heat up enough to melt the solder on the wire and get a good bound. I usually then put some heatshrink around the connection. Hope that made sense.

If you are going to go through all that trouble though you might just want to solder the gold connectors to the wires on your ESC and bypass the tamiya connector. Guess it depends on what you are using on your charger and other batteries.
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:06 PM   #662
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If you are going to go through all that trouble though you might just want to solder the gold connectors to the wires on your ESC and bypass the tamiya connector. Guess it depends on what you are using on your charger and other batteries.
yeah, that makes sense.... however, I have three different chassis & three esc's... and one use tamiya's connectors.... I guess I'll have to change all for deans... but the same problem arises.... how to get a good bond from that connectors.... I'll look around for some with proper soldering tabs....
thanks!

by the way, all of you get the battery with the tamiya not soldered to the gold connectors? I thought the intention was sort of "plug&play" not "if you don't have a 60w soldering gun go to a hardware store an buy one, solder nice, check correct bonding, wrap it nice on shrink wrap and then play"....
god d#$mit! I'm a mac guy, don't wanna mess with drivers or service packs....
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:30 PM   #663
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Just checked my Tamiya lead, the gold connectors are soldered to the wires.
I only use this lead for battery charging.
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:03 AM   #664
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Just wondering how many tracks out there are allowing these packs to be run in mod or stock class? At my local track we allow them in mod only and there are about 7 or 8 guys running them. I'm on the verge of taking the plunge but waiting for some information on the new packs Rick was talking about in earlier posts.
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:45 AM   #665
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To late. I just took the plunge . I hope I dont regret buying the current battery vs. the soon to be released one. Anyone want a Reactor30, Tekin tray or some 3800s .
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Old 05-21-2006, 11:08 AM   #666
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just brought an orion battery what is the best way to mount it in a tc4 factory team any one got idea's or pictures?
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how do you set up a much more charger to charge them ?
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:46 PM   #668
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how do you set up a much more charger to charge them ?
Follow the instructions in the manual, find a good book, and wait about five hours for your pack to charge.

The Cell Master is great for nimh packs, not so hot for lipos due to the 1 amp charge limit.
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:02 PM   #669
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The Orion Advantage Pro charges them in one hour. My IB3800's take 50min to charge at 6A. I have heard it is safe to charge the Platinums at up to 10A so you can fully charge them in just under 30min. Battery life might suffer a bit though.
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Been using mine for the last 2 weeks now. I have use both Duratrax Ice and Integy 16x8v6 with no probs. I normally charge until the chargers amp drops around less than 2 amps. and it never takes longer than 20 minutes as I tend to use it for at least 2 heats. I know I can probably make another heat but I need to justify bringing a charger

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Pls advise whether Much More - Cell Master can charge Team Orion 4800 Lipo? If so, pls share the settings ? Thanks!
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hi used my orion batteries last night indoors on carpet, topped up between runs car had alot more top speed and punch that 4200's i recomend use to anyone
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has anyone tried to charge the platinum lipo with bantam BC5 charger?
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has anyone tried to charge the platinum lipo with bantam BC5 charger?
I am not familiar with that charger. But if it can charge a 2-cell 4800 mAh capacity LiPo battery at 1C (4.8A), it should charge it with no problems.
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Pls advise whether Much More - Cell Master can charge Team Orion 4800 Lipo? If so, pls share the settings ? Thanks!
It can, but only at up to one amp. Two cells.. 1 amp charge rate.. about a four or five hour wait. (Still) not a good charger for lipos.
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