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09-01-2013 07:44 PM  5 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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What the heck is causing this?

Is the nitro smoke and oil breaking them down?

Well....one on my charger did the same thing and pretty sure it's E powered.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2013 07:54 PM  5 years agoPost 2
RyanW

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I think they "just do that". I used to have them on the connector between power supply and charger and mine always did that. The only place I saw them really work was on our ultra high powered audio systems. They put them on 2/0 gauge wire going to power inverters for car shows. Those held up pretty well, but they are also about 3" wide!

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09-01-2013 08:24 PM  5 years agoPost 3
jgunpilot

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I hate to tell you, but the metal part doesn't look like any 45A or 75A PP I've seen. Any possibility they are counterfeit?

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09-01-2013 08:27 PM  5 years agoPost 4
lewma

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agreed. looks a little different to the power poles i use and have never had any issues.

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09-01-2013 08:43 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Eury

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Don't know how you are doing that, I've got them on everything, and even maxing out a 3010B charger (between the PS and charger), or pulling 140amp peaks on my E720 I never even had them get warm. Been using them for years with thousands of flights in everything from small park fliers up to a Trex 800 conversion never gave me any trouble.

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09-01-2013 08:44 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Eury

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I hate to tell you, but the metal part doesn't look like any 45A or 75A PP I've seen. Any possibility they are counterfeit?
I think that's because you don't normally see that part. That looks like the little spring inside it that catches the contact you put on your wires.

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09-01-2013 08:51 PM  5 years agoPost 7
jgunpilot

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Eury, good point. But in the ten years I've been using them (on up to 12S systems) they are always cool when I land. The only "failures" I've experienced were my fault for not fully seating the contact into the housing or not fully seating them when hooking up the battery.

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09-01-2013 08:57 PM  5 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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They never get hot.

This is RX packs.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2013 09:01 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Eury

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RX packs? How in the world would they fail on a 3-10amp draw? If they are not getting hot then how are they opening up like that? They look melted.

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09-01-2013 09:02 PM  5 years agoPost 10
McKrackin

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They're not melted...not per se....

I think I figured it out though.
I attach the red and black halves with CA glue....probably weakens them.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2013 09:10 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Eury

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That's probably it. I've never had a problem with them coming apart or failing like that.

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09-01-2013 09:37 PM  5 years agoPost 12
McKrackin

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I think that's because you don't normally see that part. That looks like the little spring inside it that catches the contact you put on your wires.
Exactly right.
Unless you've broken them open,you've never seen that part.
I had already pulled the metal insert out.

I've seen too many.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-01-2013 11:52 PM  5 years agoPost 13
qraptor

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CA will craze some plastics. But the APP housings are made of polycarbonate, and should not be affected by CA

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09-02-2013 02:05 AM  5 years agoPost 14
Tyler

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Total success using them on everything as well, even to power two iCharger 3010b's. As stated, only failures were my my fault for not seating properly/fully.

Love the connectors.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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09-02-2013 02:17 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Carey Shurley

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every anderson powerpole connector I ever used failed just like that, although it was always one side or the other not both..........which is why I don't use them anymore

in my opinion, they don't tolerate loading the connector so that there is pressure on the connection area. I suspect if the wires are all perfectly straight the would last longer but if there was any sort of bend in the wires/connection they would break rather quickly.

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09-02-2013 02:38 AM  5 years agoPost 16
eddiscus

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Don't know why some are failing. I have been using them on a whiplash and goblin 700 without issue. They do require some occasional maintenance (contact cleaning).
I have also tested them to failure. When crimped, new and properly connected they held up to 300amps. Same failure level of the #10 wire they were connected to.

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09-02-2013 02:42 AM  5 years agoPost 17
Eury

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How are they failing? Is that melted or torn? How are some of you going through multiples when I have some that have been in use for 5+ years without failing?

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09-02-2013 03:07 AM  5 years agoPost 18
Carey Shurley

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at least in my case, the plastic is very thin on "the bottom" of the connector pin. Some up/down loading on it seems to cause it to crack there and part of it eventually falls off. Once this happens they won't stay connected any more.

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09-02-2013 04:41 AM  5 years agoPost 19
VANHELI

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Wow! Myself and a few others here have been using them for years and have never seen anything like this. I use them for powering my Hyperion duo, which I max out while charging. I have them on a 6s 550, a 10s 600 and a 12s 700. Seeing this concerns me.

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09-02-2013 07:57 AM  5 years agoPost 20
JKos

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I've been using APPs since the early ninetys on almost everything RC and other and have never had a single one fail like that.

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