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Old 03-30-2011, 03:53 PM
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Hey guys/gals,

So I have some questions about soldering ESC to motors, and how to connect the ESC to the battery.

So lets say I purchase a brushless ESC, and need to connect it to the battery, but I have to make my own "plugs", how would I do this?

and if I have my ESC connected to a 17.5, and I want to run a 13.5, how would I change them?


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Since a brushless motor uses 3 wires instead of the 2 on a brushed motor, you would want to geat three pairs of bananna connectors. One for each wire. In order to make your motors easily changed out, you would solder three wires (probably short, 2 inches) onto the motor tabs. Once you do this you should connect the male or female portion of the 3 pairs you purchased onto these wires. It doesn't matter if you pick the female or the male ends to go onto your motors, just be consistent. The speed control wires that go to the motor will then need the opposite plugs connected to its wires. Males plug into females. This will give you an easy way to change out the motors.
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For the battery connection there is only two wires, positive and negative. Most people will use deans connectors. Put the female onto the battery and put the male connector onto the speed control. Make sure you setup the positive to positive and negative to negative or you will have a big fire Read your speed control manual, it should have an explanation.
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Originally Posted by tbrymer
For the battery connection there is only two wires, positive and negative. Most people will use deans connectors. Put the female onto the battery and put the male connector onto the speed control. Make sure you setup the positive to positive and negative to negative or you will have a big fire Read your speed control manual, it should have an explanation.
So lets say I use dean connectors, do I make my own dean connectors?
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Originally Posted by evil.mishi
So lets say I use dean connectors, do I make my own dean connectors?
you purchase the connectors from your lhs and solder them yourself. make sure you use wire shrink on all of your connections so none of them short.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZU9rtACdZY

Buy the connectors at your LHS, solder them up, and you're set.
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ITS SO EASY!


Thanks for the help guys
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Originally Posted by evil.mishi
ITS SO EASY!


Thanks for the help guys


I also found this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mQ6Cx6iXic


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glad you got it figured out! it a skill that you will need a lot in this hobby!
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Originally Posted by bigben1165
glad you got it figured out! it a skill that you will need a lot in this hobby!
ive noticed


when I first got into this hobby years ago, everything was tamiya plugs.
Just connect and go
hahahah
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Originally Posted by evil.mishi
ive noticed


when I first got into this hobby years ago, everything was tamiya plugs.
Just connect and go
hahahah
yeah, same here. with the powerful setups now, those connectors just melt together!
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The deans are more reliable, have less resistance (= more power), and can handle more amps (energy - electron flow).
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+1 for deans, ive used them for helicopters and all my rc vehicles.
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