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Old 05-15-2016, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Mopar2Ya
I set mine on a vise & using a bolt(female)/4way wrench(male) tap them in, the female ends will go in too far if hit too hard.
I ended up making a double sided press tool. The one side slides snug over the male conector and the other slides over the slightly larger female conector. Then using a small hammer with a light tap I pressed each bullet into the plastic connector with the tool!

I used a short piece of aluminum bar stock & machined each side in a lathe to a few thousands over the male bullet on one side of the aluminum bar stock and then a few thousands over the female bullet on the other side. Then I shrink wrapped the tool to insulate it when pressing in a hot connection. It sure made pushing the bullets into the plug easy. Castle should of included something along the lines of this for the multi pack. Lol

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Old 01-31-2018, 02:33 PM
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I'd recommend against bullets for frequent disconnect applications, the "banana spring" wears out and the connection becomes poor.

I'm a deans guy personally, if I need a battery connector I use deans, even on 12S helis. they don't even get warm, last nearly forever and are compact.
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