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Old 03-03-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Wiring up my mamba max and HH 10t puller motor and CC BEC tonight. I have 4mm CC bullet connectors or deans to hook to motor to the ESC, which would be better?
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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I think the amperage/current loss between the two would be very negligible myself..

Depends on your soldering skills I guess.. a well crimped bullet connector is likely better than a poorly soldered deans.
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these are solder bullets
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:11 PM   #4
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I like the Deans. I have used them for years. Matt
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:12 PM   #5
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I use bullets myself. I thinks its a cleaner looking install. But i don't think you can go wrong either way.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:16 PM   #6
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I use bullets myself. I thinks its a cleaner looking install. But i don't think you can go wrong either way.
What he said. I like the bullets also. But deans are great too.
Solder bullets are easier to solder than deans too!
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:18 PM   #7
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Bullets, all the way. They conduct just as well as deans, have a much cooler name and have been great a lot longer than deans plugs. Just my 5 grams of copper plated zinc...
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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i made up a deans/bullet plug to use between my motor and sidewinder by soldering bullet plugs to a deans connector....this way i don't need to unsolder stuff to use in different rigs and such....plus i still can switch the wires polarity if need be........bob

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Old 03-03-2009, 11:51 PM   #9
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Who makes the bullet connectors? I planned on using Deans however my motor connection on my used FX-R that I purchased has bullet connectors. Rather than cutting them off and soldering a Deans connector on (the wires are quite short as it is) I wouldn't mind coming up with my own 'adapter' such as what is pictured above. I have only been familiar with Deans plugs for the entirety of my r/c career so I don't know where the good bullet connectors are available.
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Bob1961, that's a neat idea...never thought of that!
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thx ....i didn't want to cut and resolder if i didn't need to and make any wire shorter and shorter each time, so that hit me ...........bob

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thx ....i didn't want to cut and resolder if i didn't need to and make any wire shorter and shorter each time, so that hit me ...........bob

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Wouldn't it be easier just to put bullets on everything? Unless, of course, you don't want to retrofit all your esc's to bullets.
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why do all that if ya don't need to....i just have the one rig for now, but if i use the sidewinder in anything else for a brushless set up i don't need to resolder anything....why use a bunch of deans when one doesn't need to.........bob

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I like the bullet for looks but like every one else I have been using deans for years. Speaking of bullets I have to make some extensions for my brushless motors. What is the easiest way to solder the bullet connectors to the wires. Tin the bullet, tin the wire and put them together but what is the easiest way to heat the bullet?
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I made some of the same kind of adapters that Bob did. Just made things easier considering I needed my wires longer anyway. My Cobalts came with deans, but my sidewinders had bullets, and needed to be longer so the adapter was the most logical thing to do. You can get the bullet connectors at Holmes Hobbies, and as far as soldering you basically do like you mentioned and tin the wire, tin the bullet, and put them together. The bullets I use have a hole in one side of the socket, I heat the opposite side and run my solder wire through the hole to touch the heated side and it seems to work good to get a good amount of solder in the socket. Not sure if that is the correct way to do them or not, but so far they've all come out nice and clean, and wont come apart.

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Who makes the bullet connectors?
There are a few companies that make them. Castle has a good connector and Great Planes are decent as well.
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Who makes the bullet connectors? I planned on using Deans however my motor connection on my used FX-R that I purchased has bullet connectors. Rather than cutting them off and soldering a Deans connector on (the wires are quite short as it is) I wouldn't mind coming up with my own 'adapter' such as what is pictured above. I have only been familiar with Deans plugs for the entirety of my r/c career so I don't know where the good bullet connectors are available.
We carry them from 2mm all the way up to 8mm in the building supplies on our site.

As far as the deans vs bullets... It's a wash for performance in a crawler, I use the bullets because they're cleaner and I can switch polarity if I need to.
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deans on battery (no chance to screw up polarity)
bullets on motor (ability to change polarity)

the difference between the two is what gives them their purpose
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deans on battery (no chance to screw up polarity)
bullets on motor (ability to change polarity)

the difference between the two is what gives them their purpose
yup ....thats why i did it..........bob

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