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Deans connectors - 07.14.2006, 08:37 PM

Do the deans do as much as advertised. ? Is it really worth converting over to them? I hate wasting money on something that dorsn't perform any better than stock. 2.89 for one set male/female is not going to break the bank but if I already have the stock connectors that work. It seams like a waste. To switch both sets of batteries,the esc,and the charger I would be looking at 12.00 plus tax and shipping. Again not breaking the bank but about 15 bucks that could go to something more usefull like CVDs, strobe clutch, or idler gears.


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07.14.2006, 08:45 PM

I think they make a big difference. It lets more amps flow thru so less restriction.
I like the anderson power poles as well. I accually like power pole better than the dean. That is just me though.
The tamiya will melt under a really hi amp draw for the resistance is so hi for heat build up.


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07.14.2006, 10:11 PM

I agree wholeheartedly with CHC. Those Tamiya connectors will heat up, especially after unplugging/replugging lots of times. Actually, I've felt them heat up while charging batts at 4A before!
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07.14.2006, 10:34 PM

They handle large amounts of current very well. I have melted Tamiya connectors before, but never a Deans. IMO they are worth every penny.
   
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07.14.2006, 10:48 PM

As CHC and others have said, Tamiya connectors (the white bulky ones) don't let as many amps flow through due to their high resistance. This means that your motors aren't putting out as much power as the batteries are capable of providing, thus limiting your whole RC experience.


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07.15.2006, 12:27 AM

Thanks everyone. Looks like if I go the cheap way I'll know exactly when it is too many amps.


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07.15.2006, 02:43 AM

I would convert them ASAP. One thing is, they decrease your runtime, speed, everything. I gained a NOTICABLE difference when I converted them over years ago. Somewhere around 3mph...
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07.15.2006, 04:28 AM

I used 5.5 plugs, but i all replaced them for deans.

Even with my rather high powered savage i use deans. I read a review on them, can't remember where, they have got the lowest contact-resistance.

They only thing i dislike about them is that the wire only connects to one side of the plug. with bulletplugs, they wire is surrounded with material from the plug.
   
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07.15.2006, 08:33 AM

If that is the case rene. You may look at the power poles.
They have the crimp on design with a low resistance plug as well.
Just something to think about.


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07.16.2006, 11:55 AM

On a hot day my plug was conected to the e.s.c and i was bashing and the plug melted and the tamiya female and male plug morphed together. and switched to deens right after!
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09.15.2006, 09:19 PM

I converted to deans a few weeks ago when i installed my UBEC. I haven't noticed much of a difference yet except they are much easier to unplug with 1 hand.Thanks for helping spend more money, now i will have to get a second job. lol


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09.15.2006, 09:45 PM

Sounds kinda funny whining about $12 when your signature is Go Big or Go Home. :005:


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I know, I'm a loser. Actually it's more from not workin in a year. strains the budget some. still a loser,just one with an excuse is all. Looks like i need to change my sig to CHEAP bastard onboard. No need to yell at me I'm already on my way home lol. I'm not sensitive so bring it on, I like the fun and sarcasism just ask Squee or BrainG. He hates it when you spell Brain instead of Brian


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Lol :005: :005: :027:


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Quote:
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...He hates it when you spell Brain instead of Brian
No no, I like it when you do that, really. (reverse psychology)
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