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Old 05-13-2013, 09:49 PM
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Cool New Castle Connectors

So has anyone seen the new Castle battery and ESC connectors? (http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...onnectors.html) Can handle up to 6 AWG wire, and 200 Amps continuous current!



Anyone going to try these new connectors out?

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Very nice!! I would use those on my boat project when I get around to it.
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Holy crap, wish i had known about these before i had everything soldered up in my e-buggy. Don't want to void the warranty on my batteries so i'll just have to stay deans for a while. These connectors look awesome and could be my go-to connector from now on.
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I bought four packs of them and have been soldering them up to everything. So far they're definitely quality.. *very* tight fitting. TBH i don't plug them in all the way so i have a chance of disconnecting them again without tools lol.

I've been using them with 12awg which is on my batteries and most of my charge leads/escs. It's a small gauge to use with them but it works fine. They come with a small strip of braided copper and no mention of it in the instructions. I'm thinking maybe it's meant to be used inside to help out with conductivity on smaller AWG wire?
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I'ld like to see a pic of those next to a deans..
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I'ld like to see a pic of those next to a deans..
muuuuuch bigger
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Reminds me of the EC3, except much larger.

If I was doing large scale electric RC, I think those would be a no-brainer, especially with the massive cable gauge capacity.
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Getting some when the multi-packs are available.
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that'll definitely eliminate the bullet problem where when two bullets on the same battery meet and poof. Worth trying out
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Originally Posted by george919 View Post
that'll definitely eliminate the bullet problem where when two bullets on the same battery meet and poof
Huh?
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Deans will always be a 1/10 plug, now for 1/8 someone might...might consider those..but if they are as hard to unlug as was mentioned, the whats the idea:/
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How easy are these to solder on to batt packs? I likey the TRX plugs but they are a pain the rear to solder up. I think Deans are the easiest to solder.
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How easy are these to solder on to batt packs? I likey the TRX plugs but they are a pain the rear to solder up. I think Deans are the easiest to solder.
Erm... they're quite easy once you get the hang of it. The battery side is the female bullet which is big enough to just stand up on a sturdy surface. You can well up some solder in it and push the wire right down and hold it there. Don't even need anything special to hold it.

The male side needs something to hold it. The instructions recommend drilling a hole in a piece of wood and using that. Again after that it's really easy to fill it up with some solder and put the wire in.

Overall i would say definitely easier than deans. You don't even need heat shrink. Traxxas i think would be easier if i could understand exactly how to get them right.

I think traxxas better IMHO. You don't need heat shrink if everything is the right length. You don't need to slip the plastic over first so you can't forget or put it on wrong. They're easier to connect/disconnect.

I think these are for when you really really need 200a continuous and don't have as many options.
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5mm to 6.5 is an 75% jump in "area"
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If you're using 10-12 gauge wire, just cut the silicone wrap a little long, and fold the wire over onto itself before sticking it in the bullet. It will fill the bullet up more, and give a better/more of a connection within the solder.

I don't think "these" will become standard for 1/10, but I do have a feeling we'll see a smaller bullet (5-5.5mm) take over deans within the coming year or 2.
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