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02-24-2010 02:01 AM  10 years ago
iHover

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I'm almost finished switching all my 6 + cell stuff over to EC5.You had me at Hover
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02-24-2010 01:06 PM  10 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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I think I am going to do the same thing soon. I used them before (bullets) but then switched to Deans. We will see Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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02-24-2010 01:39 PM  10 years ago
mmc205

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i'm personally torn between ec3 and ec5. i run anything from 6S to 12S, but all at relatively low amperage because of the high voltage. my 425mm machines average 30 amps and peak to 65ish, and my logo 600 averages 25 amps an peaks to 65ish also. i'm thinking the ec3's would be fine as they would only be handling 25 amps average.

What do you guys think? I like the ec5's but i'm not crazy about how big/heavy they are compared to the ec3. not a big deal on my logo 600, but sometimes space/weight is at a premium on my 425mm birds.
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02-24-2010 02:21 PM  10 years ago
GScott

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It probably depends on the packs you use. All my 6s Turnigy packs have 10 guage wires. I don't think a 10 guage wire will fit into the EC3 connector but I'm not 100% sure.
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02-24-2010 08:10 PM  10 years ago
iHover

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When in doubt go heavy , use the EC5sYou had me at Hover
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02-25-2010 10:20 PM  10 years ago
gordart

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Here's my solution:
I cut a small groove across each side (M & F) with a Dremel cutoff wheel. You do not have to go too deep, just enough to catch a fingernail in.
It worked great for me.
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03-16-2010 06:36 PM  10 years ago
gogster2k

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I switched to the Anderson Power Poles from the Deans recently as they are easy enough to crimp the contact to the wire with the crimper tool which just takes seconds to do (NO SOLDERING!) and then slide the wire into the housing and snap, you're done. You can slide the connector housings together side by side (or stack vertically) and make them polarized as the housings have both tongue and dovetails on the sides. I can disconnect them with only one hand! You can get them at http://www.powerwerx.com for a very reasonable price. The only limitation I can see is that they are a bit larger than the deans so they may not work too well for the small helis (i.e. 250). The end to end connection is over 2 inches although I have read that some people have shortened the housing by about 3/8 inch to make them more compact. They just barely fit on a 450 inside the canopy. I have used them on 16 gauge up to 10 gauge using the same contact/housing (45 amp) without any issues.
Hope this helps!
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03-17-2010 09:24 PM  10 years ago
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EC-3 On small 3 cell and EC-5 on everything bigger, bigger is always better that's what she said with a smile on her faceA positive outlook is all that is required
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