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11-16-2011 10:27 PM  6 years agoPost 1
neilg.

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i am cofident in my soldering skills. but this one got me. i have an ICE75 and the 2 battery leads will not fit into the cups of the XT60s. the leads will lay on the open ends of the XT60 where i can solder. i'd rather have leads in the cups and fill them with solder. i could remove several strands and then the wires will fit into the cups but i think that would create problems with the current flow.

i want to use the XT60's.

ideas?

ty

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11-16-2011 11:30 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Steff Giguere

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Use EC5's

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11-17-2011 12:36 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I often Dremel a little off a pretinned lead if it is too big to fit in the cup. Its usually not wire but just solder which must be removed.

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11-17-2011 01:50 AM  6 years agoPost 4
eo19

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11-17-2011 02:02 AM  6 years agoPost 5
TheWoodCrafter

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If you are worried about removing a few strands of wire just bridge the area from the connector to the full size area of the wire with solder.
You may have to strip a little more insulation back but you are going the put shrink tubing on it anyway.

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11-17-2011 02:09 AM  6 years agoPost 6
fastrc1

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The amount of strands you would remove would not affect current flow simply because the run is extremely short from where u trim to the actual wider diameter wire. You're only introducing a few millimeters to the cup. Concentrate more on a good joint and u should have no problems.

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11-17-2011 11:21 AM  6 years agoPost 7
dizzymarkus

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I tin the wire end -- let cool and trim the tinned solder to fit the connector :0) Obvisouly if they are too small you willneed to jump up one size

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11-17-2011 01:57 PM  6 years agoPost 8
birdflipper

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a few strands wont hurt - the solder will flow and fill that void , and shouldnt effect a thing ! lightly tin the end and do it up . ever try the liquid acid flux ? i got it at a slot car shop / track works awesome , very tiny amount brushed on with the applicator in the bottle . touch the end of the iron to the solder then to the connection and done . strong correct professional connections .

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11-17-2011 09:51 PM  6 years agoPost 9
dizzymarkus

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BIRD -- that stuff is acid flux and needs to be washed off after solder with lighter fluid to clean the joint -- super easyt o solder wihttho lol I slot car also 00 its called lucky bobs acid flux

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11-17-2011 11:59 PM  6 years agoPost 10
neilg.

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it's gonna take alot of strands removed to get this gauge wire in the xt60's solder cup. i dislike the EC's but what are you gonna do. a lot of companies have their own EC5 and the price varies dramatically.

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11-18-2011 03:53 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Paul Woodcock

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Hi guys

You can also drill out the connectors.

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11-18-2011 04:05 AM  6 years agoPost 12
TheWoodCrafter

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I would think you can if you have enough meat left.

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11-18-2011 05:08 AM  6 years agoPost 13
jadams

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EC5 connectors are sooo easy and are great for 10-12 ga wire. I bought them.bulk from hobby king. Can't beat the price and ease of use.

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11-18-2011 08:19 PM  6 years agoPost 14
neilg.

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i do not know where CC got their wires. it is small strands stranded into a big strand

i found some ec5's in connecticut so i ordered several.

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11-21-2011 02:12 AM  6 years agoPost 15
carramrod

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+1 EC5's

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11-21-2011 04:25 AM  6 years agoPost 16
pctomlin

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The reason for the small strands over large stranded wire is the amount of amps that can be transfered. The very small stranded 12 awg silicone insulated compared to the same size 12/3 household wiring is dramatic in load carrying ability and also it's flexability. I believe you will find all of the wire used in our hobby is small stranded stuff. An EC5 connector will accept up to an 8 awg wire. Once you go bigger than a 12 awg you need to go to a bigger connector (EC3 to EC5 as an example) so the wire fits in the cup properly. If it is close you can do some trimming like others have suggested.

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11-24-2011 02:47 PM  6 years agoPost 17
neilg.

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i also threw out my bulky 40 amp soldering iron and bought a 60watt with a light. big difference.

ty

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