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Old 12-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #1
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I am adding a BEC and should I cut servo wires from plug or can i release the pins?
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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The only wire you should be removing is the red one from your ESC to the RX.

Use a paper clip and poke the flat spot that is visible on the connector and pull on the wire to release it.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:50 PM   #3
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The only wire you should be removing is the red one from your ESC to the RX.

Use a paper clip and poke the flat spot that is visible on the connector and pull on the wire to release it.
Thanks man. I read the post about the optional wiring diagram and this one makes more sense. I couldn't get that little sucker outa there. Wondered if there was some kinda trick.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:32 AM   #4
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I find using a #11 blade to lift the little plastic flap on the block up and out of the way while pulling the wire and socket out works well.

That being said if you are shortening up servo wires etc, best to shorten the wire at the end where it connects to the device's printed circuit board. Either that or shorten the wire & crimp a new socket contact on. Soldering these contacts on runs the risk of solder wicking up inside the insulation. This leaves you with a failure prone joint.....

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I find using a #11 blade to lift the little plastic flap on the block up and out of the way while pulling the wire and socket out works well.

That being said if you are shortening up servo wires etc, best to shorten the wire at the end where it connects to the device's printed circuit board. Either that or shorten the wire & crimp a new socket contact on. Soldering these contacts on runs the risk of solder wicking up inside the insulation. This leaves you with a failure prone joint.....

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My hands are to shaky anymore to feel confident on soldering on PC boards. Using a clip on heat sink will pretty much stop the wicking. I am going to just go with the Holmes Br-XLs But I still might put a BEC in my Slash. Splicing still looks unprofessional and messy. thats a good idea doing it at the board. In my opinion building a new plug would be a better idea.
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