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10-22-2015 05:37 PM  26 months agoPost 1
tomtek

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Can you recommend some anti spark connecters for the castle 160 edge esc

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10-22-2015 05:42 PM  26 months agoPost 2
cbflys

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There are these:

[url=http://www.espritmodel.com/jeti-afc-anti-spark-connectors-8mm-300a.aspx]

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10-22-2015 08:57 PM  26 months agoPost 3
Eury

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I have those and the AS150 that you can find on Amazon and Hobbyking. They work the same, but the AS150 are in a nice housing and cost a fraction of what the ones from Esprit do.

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10-22-2015 09:08 PM  26 months agoPost 4
theriddick45

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I did this but it doesn't take the spark away. I did it just to save the connectors this way I plug the wires to the battery and the last thing is the castle connectors. This way if need it I can only change that connector.

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10-22-2015 10:01 PM  26 months agoPost 5
Andy from Sandy

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In parallel with that single connector you add another similar setup but add a 100ohm resistor that will make the anti-spark. You would connect the resistor connection first then the large connector just a second or so after.

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10-23-2015 02:27 AM  26 months agoPost 6
AirWolfRC

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There's no such thing as a no spark connector.
There's connectors that can handle the sparking but with high currents, they all spark.

As mentioned, the resistor connected first is the only way to eleminitate the spark. It lets the capacitors in the ESC charge up slowly and after they are charged, the main connection can be made.

A 100 ohm on a 6s pack will allow 1/4 amp max. and that comes down to nothing in less than a second. A 470 ohm 1/4 watt may be a better choice.

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10-23-2015 06:53 PM  26 months agoPost 7
Manny1776

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I like Jeti Antispark works really well... and It comes in different sizes.

http://www.espritmodel.com/jeti-afc...5-5mm-150a.aspx

I don't want to risk some of my expensive machines with some of the cheap hobbyking, ebay or amazon connectors...for safe a couple of bucks you are risking a lot...

Manny

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10-23-2015 07:10 PM  26 months agoPost 8
Eury

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Lol, yes, Jeti connectors are handcrafted with Elven tears in the Czech Republic. Come on, with the radios there is definitely a reason to pay significantly more for their product. You're talking about a bullet connector here. Have you owned both? If not, how can you say that the Jeti bullets are better, especially considering they do not have a housing when the AS150 bullets do?

Edit - Never mind. I just saw that you work at Esprit. That explains it.

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10-23-2015 07:26 PM  26 months agoPost 9
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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As said b 4 having a single EC3/5 connector on either wire as a sacrificial connection will save the main expensiver connection from damage

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10-24-2015 07:12 PM  26 months agoPost 10
prototype3a

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I've seen a single AS150 anti-spark bullet fail. Unfortunately, I haven't determined the cause yet. I've read that if you plug them in VERY slowly, that the current continuously going through the little resistor built into the tip somehow damages them.

Otherwise, I generally like everything about them and have been considering switching to them from HobbyKing EC5s.

~Drew

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10-24-2015 07:16 PM  26 months agoPost 11
Eury

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Interesting. I replaced the Jeti anti spark on my HeliJive with one of the AS150, and haven't had any issues. After a while the Jeti failed as well, giving an error in the Jive that the "Series resistance is too high". It worked fine for about a year before that, I figured it just somehow wore out. Luckily I wasn't grounded when it happened, if I left the antispark together and just hooked up my main connectors ignoring the spark it would arm and work fine.

Maybe they all fail at some point and should be considered a wear item.

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10-26-2015 05:34 PM  26 months agoPost 12
prototype3a

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FWIW, on the AS150 that 'failed' the 'resistor tip' piece came loose from the rest of the bullet and became lodged inside the female connector.

~Drew

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