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01-25-2007 01:27 AM  10 years agoPost 1
mgstl

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I'm a newbie with a trex450xl and Align 2200mah batteries. The Align batteries came with the bullet connectors already soldered on the ends. My LHS told me to cut these off and use Deans instead. Is this the best idea?

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01-25-2007 01:41 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Raydee

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I would.

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01-25-2007 02:10 AM  10 years agoPost 3
soberflierross

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Deans are the way to go, make sure when you cut off your connector do so one wire at a time and make sure the wires dont touch or you will need a new lipo, the deans also have a + and a - which cannot be interchanged so you cannot connect them wrong once installed.

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01-25-2007 03:32 AM  10 years agoPost 4
marc8090

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Go with the Dean's, great plugs. Like was said be very careful not to let the wires touch, it will ruin the battery. Solder and insulate one wire, then do the other. Do not even attempt to solder the second wire until the first one is insulated.

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01-25-2007 03:35 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Grant H

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, it will ruin the battery
With small shorts you probaby wont do much but I wouldnt push it.

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01-25-2007 07:32 AM  10 years agoPost 6
sed6

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Are you talking about these connectors?


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01-25-2007 08:58 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Tintin

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Excuse me that's all just c rap.
The bullet connectors that come with the Align batteries and stuff are perfectly ok for the 450, have used them since 2004 and they are just as good today.

If you have an Align esc it came with the same connectors, just use them.
I use Deans in many other applications and they give you no advantage imo.

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01-25-2007 12:25 PM  10 years agoPost 8
raptor50luvver

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I use the Align connectors on my 600 seeing as they come fitted to the ESC already,,,No problems a plug is a plug at the end of the day

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01-25-2007 01:50 PM  10 years agoPost 9
mgstl

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No SED6 these are the connectors - the female side.

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01-25-2007 01:58 PM  10 years agoPost 10
keyz

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such confusion !!!
these are deans connectors
http://www.rctoys.com/rc-toys-and-p...CFSNoEAodkB5qOg

mgstl
the pic you show are the male side of non deans !

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01-25-2007 02:14 PM  10 years agoPost 11
ArtK

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Red +{l --}- Black, I think thats how most people are doing it. Female on Battery

Good luck,

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01-25-2007 02:26 PM  10 years agoPost 12
darrens

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Iv'e used the Align connectors in a number of HV set ups for electric models. I have a HV 4s Trex using them and a 3s set up in my brushless Zagi pulling over 30amp. These connectors are absolutely fine and there is no need to change from a performance prospective.

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01-25-2007 02:42 PM  10 years agoPost 13
ArtK

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Align Connectos

This might sound stupid...
How do you install those connectos? How do you get the pins to stay inside the plastic holders? I was going to use it on my 6s pack but I was worried that when I pulled the leads appart the blue connector housing would seperate from the pins and might cause a short. I couldn't figure out how esure the pins would stay inside. Am I doing something wrong?

Thanks

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01-25-2007 03:09 PM  10 years agoPost 14
gotak

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I used deans for now cause I started out with them. Yet I think they are the dumbest product I have ever seen. Soldering them are always a risk for burns. They are difficult to pull apart especially in cold weather with gloves or forzen fingers. And they are expensive relatively to connectors for other applications.

If anyone has suggestions for better designed ones I'd be happy to go for it.

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01-25-2007 03:20 PM  10 years agoPost 15
darrens

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ArtK,

when you wire those connectors you put the wite through the shroud and then solder the connector on the wire. Then you pull the connector firmly into the shroud and it locks in position. And of course, no logical question is stupid, that's what RR is for!

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01-25-2007 03:49 PM  10 years agoPost 16
ArtK

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THANKS!!!

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01-26-2007 01:20 AM  10 years agoPost 17
marc8090

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The blue plugs work just fine, BUT, if you get them at the right angle it is possible to make the contacts touch with the polarity reversed. Not possible with Dean's. Also, I have seen 2 brand new lipos totally shot after the leads touched for just a split second. A voltage check after the very quick short showed less than 1 volt out of 2 and 3 cell packs. Maybe it won't do it all the time, but personally seeing it twice is enough for me to NEVER let those wires touch at all.

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01-26-2007 01:24 AM  10 years agoPost 18
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01-26-2007 03:17 AM  10 years agoPost 19
eyeflyhelis

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Artk it all depends on your preference and if you use those batteries in anything else. deens seems to be the most popular. just an example if your at the field nad you want to try another guys battery to see if there is a differnce (big difference between align & TP) he will most likely have the deans so you wont be abile to tyr it unless you have the same connectors.
my .02

only you have the power to make no difference!

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01-26-2007 05:41 AM  10 years agoPost 20
sed6

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I wasn't clear when I asked if these are the connectors...(that come on the align packs)

If so then keep them. I've used deans for the past 18 months and have just switched everything to the EC3 connectors. They handle 60amps, are much easier to unplug, and you're far less likely to stress and break a solder joint!


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T-Rex 450SA

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