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08-13-2010 03:57 PM  8 years agoPost 21
bkervaski

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I love "the spark", lol

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08-13-2010 04:08 PM  8 years agoPost 22
GyroFreak

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I use a combo, plugging in the 'banana' last to take the spark.
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I think the long sliding action of the bullet (banana) connector tends to self clean the spark arc area. I found on deans the arc erosion makes then very hard to connect and disconnect after a few arcs, thus the change to the bullet for final connection and arc.

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08-13-2010 04:16 PM  8 years agoPost 23
fung_jeff

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Gyro freak that is like the best idea I ever heard seriously. Deans first and then bananas Nice. Is 4MM bullets enough for 12AWG wire?

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08-13-2010 04:22 PM  8 years agoPost 24
GyroFreak

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Not sure about the size. The bullet connectors came on the battery as a molded pair, I just cut them apart into singles for the serial connection, then added the deans to the other wires (only because all my stuff already has deans).
Glad it helps, the bullets really seem to stand up to the nasty spark really well.

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08-13-2010 04:22 PM  8 years agoPost 25
eheliflyer

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I agree that the EC5 are the best. All of my lipos have EC5 and my motors I am using 5mm bullet connectors.

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08-13-2010 04:25 PM  8 years agoPost 26
GyroFreak

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Just tried to measure my bullet connectors. They are 6mm . I would guess the larger (6mm) will stand up and be easy to plug/unplug. But if you already have 4mm, use them and see how well they work.
Paul

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08-13-2010 04:35 PM  8 years agoPost 27
GyroFreak

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Sorry, I'v been calling mine bullet connectors, but I just checked and they are gold plated bannana connectors, standard size.

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08-13-2010 04:39 PM  8 years agoPost 28
fung_jeff

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It's okay, there practically the same I'm guesing... I guess I need to get 5MM bullets..

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08-13-2010 04:46 PM  8 years agoPost 29
Busher

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If it is any help to you I have a trex 500 and I am running the heli with 2500mah 6s packs with standard 4mm banana plugs. They are man enough for the job and work very well.

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08-13-2010 05:02 PM  8 years agoPost 30
fung_jeff

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It's okay 4MM and 5MM aren't much of a difference in price..

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08-13-2010 06:15 PM  8 years agoPost 31
sewerfly

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like the DEANS

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08-13-2010 06:20 PM  8 years agoPost 32
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I do too, but Deans have an amp rating limit that I'm pretty sure a big battery can exceed. I don't have it in front of me right now, but there was some posting about it here somewhere.

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08-13-2010 06:39 PM  8 years agoPost 33
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Deans, 60A. continuous.
Edit: 75A. 30sec.

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08-13-2010 07:41 PM  8 years agoPost 34
fung_jeff

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I have exactly 66A Continuous.

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08-13-2010 08:04 PM  8 years agoPost 35
sansone

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I like deans, traditional I guess.. Busher was right, there is a way to put a cheap little resistor in parallel (power plug) it drains voltage somehow so you don't get the big spark that makes me jump

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08-14-2010 05:54 AM  8 years agoPost 36
Aaron29

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The big spark also creates a little pitting and then corrosion at the connector, I hear. So there is at least one good reason to get rid of the spark.

But I personally think the big sparks are kind of cool and if soldering on a new Dean's once in a while is the price, I'll use Dean's as long as it is up to the task.

That said, given the above amp limits, I think you really are pushing Dean's on a 6S or 8S setup. Push it up to 12S and you're probably treating your Dean's better due to higher voltage/less amps.

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08-14-2010 06:48 AM  8 years agoPost 37
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Just make sure you have your welding glasses on lol

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