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09-20-2013 08:41 PM  5 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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I'm thinking 75 amp?

Also plan to make a three way plug set to connect the motor and ESC.
Will it need to be 75 amp as well?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-20-2013 08:54 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Heli_Splatter

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Large size Anderson power poles are just stupid big.. suggest you consider the 6.5mm bullet connectors or the Castle 6.5mm connectors.

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09-20-2013 08:56 PM  5 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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Large size Anderson power poles are just stupid big.. suggest you consider the 6.5mm bullet connectors or the Castle 6.5mm connectors.
For batteries?
I'd be afraid of plugging it in wrong.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-20-2013 08:57 PM  5 years agoPost 4
JKos

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Which Power Pole connector you choose is based on the gauge of wire that you are connecting. The 75 A version is pretty big with a mated connector length of 3.2".

Keep in mind that the current rating of the Power Poles is based on UL testing methods and criteria and thus appear lower than what they can actually handle. None of our other hobby plugs are rated in the same way. Someone did a test of different connectors and found that the wires fail before the Power Pole connectors themselves.

The 45 A version is fine.

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09-20-2013 09:14 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Heli_Splatter

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For batteries?
I'd be afraid of plugging it in wrong.
Male connector on one battery wire, female on the other. Can't mess that up. Have you seen the Castle connectors? It is just 6.5mm bullet connectors in a green plastic housing like the EC3 connectors.

12s 44volts @ 75amps.

I have some misguided advice large Anderson connectors on a 6s battery and a Rex600. I would never do it again.

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09-21-2013 01:48 AM  5 years agoPost 6
Eury

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I've been running the regular 45a powerpoles on my 12s 700 and 800 machines for years. Love them.

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09-21-2013 01:57 AM  5 years agoPost 7
cmdiduca

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I have seen plenty of local guys using just the plain 45 amp PP with no problems on 12s
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09-21-2013 02:22 AM  5 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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After looking around,it seems a BUNCH of flyers use 45A APPs with success.

Thanks guys.

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09-21-2013 02:24 AM  5 years agoPost 9
McKrackin

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Still thinking about a three wire plug for the ESC and motor.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-21-2013 03:29 AM  5 years agoPost 10
RCMUstang

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+1 on 45 AMP connectors. Been using them for 3+ years on my 12S setups with no issues. Enjoy.

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09-21-2013 03:41 AM  5 years agoPost 11
Rob43

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I also prefer APP 45's for 12S. I've run them without issue on my 7HV where my logger was recording peaks over 245 amps. Test data is available showing them survive to higher current than the wire insulation. Very durable and easy to apply with TriCrimp tool. Best connections I've ever made.

You're not venturing into electric power are you, Ernie? Or just helping someone else who is? LOL.

Rob

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09-21-2013 03:48 AM  5 years agoPost 12
T.J.

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so I had a fusion with that 12s (2 3300mah) packs. I like the anderson powerpoles that I had but I decided to stop using them on my 12s setup for the following reason. When you plug the first pack in nice and smooth then when you plug the second pack in and it gets that nice spark. Well that's no big deal for a while but eventually it starts to get hard to plug that second pack in due to the welding at the tips of the connector. I only have so much wire coming out of my ESC and the idea of cutting off the old crimp and then going further down the wire to put a new one on wasnt working for me.

Oh I used the 45a as that seem to be the standard in the anderson power pole world. Oh I still use these connectors on all my smaller stuff.

Thanks, T.J.

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09-21-2013 03:51 AM  5 years agoPost 13
McKrackin

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Anti spark would have been better for you.

I just don't want a bunch of different charge leads
Everything is APP. Even the micros have APP adapters.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-21-2013 03:55 AM  5 years agoPost 14
Tyler

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45A work great. Order the little keeper to ensure they don't come apart in flight if your battery happens to come loose during an aggressive maneuver. They stay connected fine under normal operation, but if the battery shifts drastically a 12s pack has enough mass to unplug the Anderson Power Poles. The keepers are cheap, so order a bunch.

I use the 45A connectors to feed two iCharger 3010b's at full power with no issues as well.

The tricrimper is worth the investment as well. Fitting packs has never been easier, faster, and more secure.

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

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09-21-2013 07:15 PM  5 years agoPost 15
VANHELI

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As mentioned the 45A will work fine. Been using them for years without any issues. I have seen them used for motor/esc connection but have not done this myself. Might try it though. I haven't soldered one in 3 years either. I love the crimper. As far as the keepers go, my experience is they are a pain in the a$$ and just unnecessary. Never had one come unplugged.

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09-21-2013 09:08 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Tyler

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I had one connector come unplugged during a piro stall turn. The 10s battery slipped in the model and moved enough to unplug the APP. Not a fault of the connectors, but the keepers prevent this from happening.

There were old black keepers that were annoying. The new red ones are great.

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09-24-2013 04:26 PM  5 years agoPost 17
McKrackin

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I decided on EC5.

Thanks all.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-26-2013 07:27 PM  5 years agoPost 18
McKrackin

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Now I wish my lipos and ESC would hurry and get here.
I'm running out of stuff to do.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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