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04-22-2011 02:09 PM  7 years agoPost 1
Mike545

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gettysburg, pa

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Just wondering what battery connectors does everybody use? And why. I use deans, cause iv use them in the 80's, fairly cheap to buy, durable

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04-22-2011 03:27 PM  7 years agoPost 2
Ace Dude

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I've been using Powerpoles for about 12 years with great results.

  

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04-22-2011 04:28 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Eury

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I just switched everything to Powerpoles. I can't believe I waited this long, Used Deans from 1990 until 2008 or so, then EC3s and EC5s, now Powerpoles. These things kill everything else I've tried, well worth the $40 I spent on the crimper.

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04-22-2011 04:32 PM  7 years agoPost 4
Steff Giguere

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Using EC5, with 12S power and size of wires coming out of these new batteries Deans will be harder and harder to solder. EC5 are rated, I think at 120A, easy to solder.

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04-22-2011 04:43 PM  7 years agoPost 5
dxflyer

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Bay area, California

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I use xt60 on all my set up even on my 12s setup. Its been trouble free for than a year.

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04-22-2011 06:04 PM  7 years agoPost 6
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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I was using deans, but when i tried the EC5 I really liked them, so I swithched out some of my bigger helis to the EC5 and will put them on all new helis.

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04-22-2011 06:41 PM  7 years agoPost 7
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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I use XT60s on everything.

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04-22-2011 07:21 PM  7 years agoPost 8
Mike545

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In case I want to switch, where would I get, EC5 or power port?

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04-22-2011 07:33 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Ghostrider

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San Diego, CA

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http://www.powerwerx.com/

You will also have to purchase the crimping tool.

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04-23-2011 05:43 AM  7 years agoPost 10
HeliMan Dave

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After years of using deans (way back to the late 80's on RC cars actually) I've switched to EC5's on my larger helis (6s 3000mAh and 6s 5000mAh packs). My reasons were:

1)They handle much higher current and stay cooler.

2)They are much easier to grab when separating them.

3)They are much easier to solder.

For 450 helis I still use deans but I'd like to switch to EC3's or XT60's eventually.

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04-23-2011 12:27 PM  7 years agoPost 11
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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Hobby king has a very good price on the EC5, Just takes a little longer to get them.

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04-23-2011 01:27 PM  7 years agoPost 12
Steff Giguere

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St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada

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You can ask you LHS to order some, or look at the advertisers here on RR I'm sure many have them.

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04-23-2011 01:28 PM  7 years agoPost 13
RobMcQuillen

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Rochester, NY

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Are you guys using the Eflite EC5 connectors? Thats all I can find at major RC hobby shops. Losi is the only other company I see selling EC5s

Rob

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04-23-2011 01:28 PM  7 years agoPost 14
Eury

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Dover NH

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WHen I didn't feel like waiting for HobbyKing, I ordered my EC5s from epbuddy.com

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04-23-2011 04:25 PM  7 years agoPost 15
rchaas

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Tulsa, OK

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I've been using EC5's for awhile now and they work fine. Only negative is they seem to get harder and harder to separate as time goes on. I've tried silicone spray, didn't really work.

Any other suggestions for loosening them up just a bit?

Robbie

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04-24-2011 05:47 PM  7 years agoPost 16
Band1086

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Kennewick, Wa. USA

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The new PRC6 connectors are working great. They are shorter than others so they don't take up the room, also they are rated for 200A continuous, plus the HV spark doesn't hurt them. I had EC5's on before, but they are bulkier and harder to work with than the PRC's. And The Power poles are way too bulky for me...

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04-24-2011 07:57 PM  7 years agoPost 17
TJinGuy

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Socorro, NM - USA

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I got a set of PRC6 connectors to try and I have to say, they are pretty nice. They slide together nicely but firmly, and come apart easier than I expect. For seriously high current applications, they would be a really good choice.

- Chris

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04-25-2011 05:52 AM  7 years agoPost 18
HeliMan Dave

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Suburban Chicago

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If those PRC6 connectors would have come out last year, before I did all my packs and cables with EC5's I would have gone with them instead.

My next heli will be a "lower current draw" 10s or 12s Logo 600 so I wont really need anything better than EC5's

Oh well.

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04-25-2011 07:13 AM  7 years agoPost 19
OICU812

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Edson, Alberta, Canada

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PRC6,

please tell me, can they be plugged in wrong? Are the plastic casings made like EC5 where negative and positive are two distinct different shapes?

Someone please take a side shot to see, if their both round ends, no thanks.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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04-25-2011 07:35 AM  7 years agoPost 20
HeliMan Dave

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Suburban Chicago

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Shawn,

We won't know for sure until someone posts a side view however upon closer inspection of the current pics, it looks like each side (barrel) of one connector is a different diameter in size.

I think this would serve as well as having a flat side on the barrel the way EC3's and 5's do.

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