R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-21-2002, 04:14 AM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 67
Default what sort of Connectors are these?

Was checking out the modified electric races the other day, and noticed the majority of em were using these sort of plugs. There was only 1 or 2 using the deans plugs. Anyone know what they are called? Also is there much advantage in using em over the deans plugs?

Thanks.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg gruazmobil-2.jpg (70.2 KB, 175 views)
taybelZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 04:18 AM   #2
Tech Elite
 
Lonestar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,366
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

Howdy,

these are PK-style plugs. Now called Corally-style plugs, or Orion-style plugs.

Supposedly the lowest resistance next to a sloder joints... I don't use them because there's no polarity check like on Deans for instance. It's easy to blow up your ESC if you plug the wires backwards and it's not protected (GM, CS, etc...). But If you're looking for that extra thousandth of a volt, and don't want to direct solder, then it's the way to go.

Later,
Paul
Lonestar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 04:26 AM   #3
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 67
Default

thanks for that Paul,
yes was always afraid if i owned em i might hook em up the wrong way. or the batteries might shortcuirut somehow with odd bits of metal lying around.
taybelZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 04:47 AM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Finland
Posts: 250
Send a message via ICQ to JesseT
Default

I once measured the resistance to be 0.35 mOhm. About the same as a couple of centimeters of 14G wire. AMP is the original manufacturer and these connectors can be purchaced for next to nothing from good electronics stores.
JesseT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 05:07 AM   #5
Tech Elite
 
Lonestar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,366
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

now that's a good info, JesseT!!!

Yeah I was afraid of shorting something too... that's why I never switched to them.

Later
Paul
Lonestar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 09:13 AM   #6
Tech Adept
 
Denso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: San Bernardino, CA
Posts: 244
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default

If I'm not mistaken, isn't that a RS4 Pro3?! What chassis is that? Can anyone help me out? Thanks.
Denso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 10:47 AM   #7
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Colorado
Posts: 38
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

I've never used them, but after making a similar comment about reversing the connections, A friend pointed out that the way his batteries were soldered together and with the length of the wires on his speed control it was impossible to hook it up backward with the battery in the car.

It makes sense, if the layout of the car is such that one speed control wire is too short to reach the wrong post you can't hook it up backward with the battery in the car.
MystRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 10:50 AM   #8
Tech Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Socal
Posts: 613
Default

thats a prototype they tried out awhile back. I can't remeber a site or anything.(i wish it looks like a good idea) Almost like my Graphite chassie for the losi ohhh so sweet
teamAE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 12:38 PM   #9
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 80
Default

If you take a look at the pic I think you might be able to figure out what site it came from LMAO.
Cyclonus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 12:43 PM   #10
Tech Apprentice
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 80
Default

I dont speak German so their site isnt much use to me, but to me it looks like a pro 3 with a custom chassis. The moved the belt to the center, so I guess they have a custon diff also.
Cyclonus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 03:06 PM   #11
Tech Elite
 
seaball's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,303
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to seaball
Default

hey,
those are what are called bullet style connectors. i use them. most people just hardwire everything, but i've got too much other stuff to worry about to be soldering everything in. i like them. i put them on my motors as well, just to make everything quicker. they hold well, and i've only ever had one pop out. the conductivity is supposed to be quite well, for a temporary connection. i don't really think that there is a performance advantage over deans, but it does allow me to run all of my wires to their destinations, and leave my with batteries that don't have any wires on them. that's a big plus for me since i run saddles. hope this helps. oh, they come from trinity, or reedy, but you can get them from radioshack or hi-fi places. later.
seaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2002, 03:08 PM   #12
Tech Elite
 
seaball's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 4,303
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to seaball
Default

whoops, i wasn't logged in when i viewed the post, and they were all backwards to me. i see the question has been answered a few times already. sorry
seaball is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newbie here, sort of rxpress Rookie Zone 6 01-03-2008 10:54 PM
New On Road car....sort of Platinum_Racing Electric On-Road 16 02-03-2006 09:48 PM
looking for a r/c semi of some sort minitrucker R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 06-03-2004 07:36 PM
What sort of Yokomo is this? taybelZ Electric On-Road 7 01-22-2003 11:43 AM
OT (sort of)- Potentiometers? Norseman Nitro On-Road 1 10-20-2001 04:07 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 08:04 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net