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HelicopterMain Discussion › What plugs should I use? Banana or Deans?
08-12-2010 11:41 PM  7 years agoPost 1
fung_jeff

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Hello, I as using a 6S system on my 500 and the sparks are so strong they melt my deans a bit. So should I use banana plug or just keep using deans...

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08-12-2010 11:49 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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Are the real Deans or Deans knock offs/look a likes? They shouldn't melt especially on only 6S packs.

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08-12-2010 11:51 PM  7 years agoPost 3
fung_jeff

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There the real deans... Bought them from Tower.

Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400

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08-13-2010 12:02 AM  7 years agoPost 4
Ray Fernandez

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The Dean plugs can take a whole lot of heat. Could it be that your soldering job is weak?

I run Dean plugs on all my 6S batteries without a problem.

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08-13-2010 12:06 AM  7 years agoPost 5
Heli 770

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Are the Deans melting or getting pitted?

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08-13-2010 12:17 AM  7 years agoPost 6
rudyy

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If deans can be melted, any other types of connectors could have as well been melted. You might have some problem with your set up.

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08-13-2010 12:55 AM  7 years agoPost 7
fung_jeff

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They aren't really like molten, but it gets harder to push the plugs together. Sparks come out too.

Jeffrey Fung...15 Years old - FLEET: Evo 50, Raptor 30, Trex 500, SDX's, X-Spec, Logo 10/400

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08-13-2010 01:01 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Heli 770

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You will still have the spark but, people are having better luck with the EC5 bullet connectors.

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08-13-2010 01:02 AM  7 years agoPost 9
TrevJonez

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with the higher voltage they will spark unless you make a little setup with a resistor which isn't really that necessary. the spark is your friend. tells you that your capacitors are working correctly.

Who cares... its just money...

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08-13-2010 01:25 AM  7 years agoPost 10
T Koffler

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I use a little dielectric (did I spell this right?) grease on the connectors.. it makes them a little easier to work with.. And when you are plugging them in don't mess around.. Do it quickly.

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08-13-2010 02:13 AM  7 years agoPost 11
Aaron29

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EC5 is pretty popular I hear.

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08-13-2010 02:21 AM  7 years agoPost 12
dkshema

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EC5's are great, especially with those 10 gauge wires that ship on HK batteries.

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08-13-2010 02:24 AM  7 years agoPost 13
Heli 770

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Dielectric grease is non-conductive! What you need is NO-OX-ID electrical grease.

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08-13-2010 03:38 AM  7 years agoPost 14
heliguy

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Thanks heli 770

Just found it on e-bay for 3.95 with free shipping...

Al

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08-13-2010 09:07 AM  7 years agoPost 15
chopper_crazy

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I would stick with the deans plugs. In all the years I have been into all types of rc and never had any problems with deans.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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08-13-2010 09:34 AM  7 years agoPost 16
Vella

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I use EC5s on my 6S 500 heli. Although they spark slightly I find them 100% reliable.

TREX 500

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08-13-2010 12:06 PM  7 years agoPost 17
Busher

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I think the OP is talking about the initial spark when connecting the ESP, erroding the deans as he tries to plug the 2 together.

If so the bannana plugs are better at coping with this than a deans, but the the real answer would be to use a resistor plug prior to plugging in his deans,

Fung Kyle do a search and you will find threads based on this and they are cheap to make and will solve your probs

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t547501p1/

Good luck
Busher

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08-13-2010 01:21 PM  7 years agoPost 18
neilg.

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T Koffler

Dielectric grease is non-conductive! What you need is NO-OX-ID electrical grease.
i use it with my trailer electrical hook-up. makes for an easy hook-up.

i use EC3's, put wire in and solder. just don't get any on the sides.

thank you

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08-13-2010 02:06 PM  7 years agoPost 19
T Koffler

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I thought it would not be a good idea to use a conductive grease on something with the contacts so close together. I use the non-conductive grease for a little lube and to eliminate possible corrosion.. I might be wrong but it has worked fine for me

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08-13-2010 03:53 PM  7 years agoPost 20
darkfa8

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I use EC5 on all of my 6s packs. I may dump the plastic housing and treat them more like bullets for my 2 x 6s pack setup for my 700e.

You could also use Castle 5.5mm bullets, or RC Accessory's bullets.

The Dean's connectors just won't hold up long term with the spark without substantial deterioration of the contacts.

- Dan Goldstein
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