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06-25-2017 02:15 AM  4 months agoPost 1
youngbuck

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Hey guys I just my first 700 electric and I got a CC160 and I'm planning on running two 6spacks , however the wires are pretty short coming off the ESC, I do believe it's 8gauge wire but lowes and Home Depot do not carry that type of wire. Any suggestions?
I'm also soldering ec5s and going to buy new solder, should I buy the 60/40 or a different ratio. I obviously don't know a lot about soldiering as you. An tell, I've heard some ppl use like a 73:27 or something? Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys

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06-25-2017 02:21 AM  4 months agoPost 2
Heli_Splatter

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Hobby King sells it in 3ft lengths. I have purchased this from Arkansas warehouse.

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06-25-2017 03:05 AM  4 months agoPost 3
co_rotorhead

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Be aware if you are going to extend the wires between the ESC and the batteries by more than a couple inches or so, you'll want to add a capacitor pack. The wires between the ESC and the batteries are at their optimal length from the factory. Run you about $20.

http://www.castlecreations.com/en/c...ack-011-0002-02

https://dzf8vqv24eqhg.cloudfront.ne...201606221536-71

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06-25-2017 04:09 AM  4 months agoPost 4
EEngineer

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60/40 is fine....

Take the time to get a hunk of soft balsa wood from your LHS.

Drill a hole the diameter of the EC5 connectors to make a jig.

You can't have the connector/wire junction move when the heat is removed....otherwise you'll get a cold joint.

Remove the solder flux afterwards, with a stiff bristled brush and solder flux remover solvent. Denatured alcohol from your local Lowes or Home Depot will work.

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06-25-2017 04:33 AM  4 months agoPost 5
learnedthehrdwy

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Your local electrical supply company will have every type of wire under the sun and usually at wholesale prices. Where I buy wire, solder, heat shrink tubing, ect. Better quality for a fraction of what my lhs charges for cheap junk.

When it comes to wire they usually have what I need laying in the scrap pile. Good chance they'll give you some for free but some of them only sell in large quantities.

Most sell cut lengths in #8 or bigger so it's at least worth checking out.

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06-25-2017 04:49 AM  4 months agoPost 6
EEngineer

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Maybe, but stranded, silicon insulated wire is the best....

Where I'm at, they don't have that stuff.

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06-25-2017 11:04 AM  4 months agoPost 7
Heli_Splatter

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No way to the local electrical supply. They don't have the silicon stranded wire. I have checked with electronics supply without success.

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06-25-2017 11:28 AM  4 months agoPost 8
learnedthehrdwy

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That's odd, mine carries it and recommends it for everything from auto/marine use to high temp applications (oven, furnace, ect. control wiring, not direct heat applications)

Anything that gets subjected to heat, elements or for tight spaces since it's soft and flexible​.

Anyways...bummer lol

Been a while but I think they actually labeled it marine wire but you could tell it was silicone. Sell it on little 10' reels

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06-25-2017 01:04 PM  4 months agoPost 9
wjvail

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As Heli_Splatter said, take a look at HK. I've found it to be good wire and affordable. Buy a lot and put it in a Zip-Loc. You'll have it when you need it.

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/catalog...q=silicone+wire

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06-25-2017 01:15 PM  4 months agoPost 10
Ace Dude

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I like the Castle Creations wire I get from Tower Hobbies.

  

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06-25-2017 02:51 PM  4 months agoPost 11
EEngineer

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TX

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"That's odd, mine carries it and recommends it for everything from auto/marine use to high temp applications (oven, furnace, ect. control wiring, not direct heat applications)"

I just realized you're in Saginaw....

Lots of industrial action there.....so they have some good stuff locally....nice....

95% of the stuff I get, I have to order....

But I can get a hunk of balsa wood from the LHS....lol

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06-25-2017 02:56 PM  4 months agoPost 12
EEngineer

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"Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated."

http://www.digikey.com

They have almost any and all electronic/electrical items.

Good prices and very prompt shipping to any area.

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06-25-2017 08:29 PM  4 months agoPost 13
pctomlin

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I get my stranded, silicone insulated wire from BuddyRC.com. Good quality wire at very good prices and cut to length of the order. Everything from 22 awg to 8 awg.

http://www.buddyrc.com/accessory/si...-wires.html?p=1

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06-25-2017 10:22 PM  4 months agoPost 14
B.T.D.T.

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Wood cloths pin works great for soldering EC5 connectors but you also need a vise to hold the cloths pin. Use third arm to hold wire in place.

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