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Old 03-17-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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Anyone ever convert their traxxas trx4 bronco ID connector on their truck to a different connector? Would it hurt my rig at all? Trying to go from the new ID connector to a deans or xt60 or ec3. Or a link to a converter that would work. My charger works for the 3 types i was changing to.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:24 AM   #2
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As long as you can solder you can change the connector to whatever one you like.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:30 PM   #3
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I use 6mm bullet connectors (5.5mm are good too).
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:43 AM   #4
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I changed mine out with a Deans, runs like a champ.

If soldering isn't your thing, many LHSs will do it for you for a fee; or, if you are a good customer, many will do it for free.
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Old 03-18-2018, 04:13 AM   #5
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I only run XT30, XT60 and XT90 connectors, they can handle a ton of current and they are easy to solder and easy to grip to disconnect. I use the tiny XT30 for lighting and the XT60 & XT90 will work great on your batteries and esc. I'd recommend you go with the XT60

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Old 03-18-2018, 05:26 PM   #6
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Went to my lhs for Deans and walked out with these. Star Plugs like Deans but a bit refined.
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Old 03-18-2018, 10:45 PM   #7
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I’m another xt fan. I convert everything to it.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:28 PM   #8
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I'll be "that guy" on every RC forum everywhere, and toss the "Crimping" grenade into the convo:
In terms of connections: a REALLY good solder job>Crimp>a poor solder job.

Crimping is mechanical, and a lot harder to screw up. It's also easier to crimp connections in the field, and in the model (not a lot of fun removing an ESC buried in a foamy fuselage on an airplane, just so you don't have to worry about the soldering gun melting anything

I use anderson power poles in my trucks, planes, and boats. Even my 6-cell Arma Talion is happy running on them.
https://powerwerx.com/anderson-power...hoCc3kQAvD_BwE

Note, many folks see the various sized pins labeled by amperage (eg. 30 amp connector), and presume they can't handle more amps then that. It's not true (I know for a fact and from experience). Essentially that's the amperage they can handle for prolonged periods of time in environments with zero ventilation (eg. industrial applications).

Cons:
-they're somewhat expensive
-the APP crimping tool is cheaper than a top shelf soldering iron, but $40 still a lot for a specialized tool (worth EVERY penny though)

Pros:
-Ask military aircraft mechanics how they make electrical connections ;)
-it's a lot easier to get a PERFECT crimp, than it is a PERFECT solder job.
-no solder fumes.

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Old 03-25-2018, 10:15 PM   #9
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-it's a lot easier to get a PERFECT crimp, than it is a PERFECT solder job.
if thatís the best reasoning you have to not solder something and make a correct connection the first time... then you just keep-on-a-crimpin!

Ainít nothing easier then a good soldered joint.
Clean it, flux it, tin it, connect it, be done with it.
No 1/2 arse kiddy crimps to fall apart or guess about at the most inopportune times.




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Old 04-19-2018, 02:07 AM   #10
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I upgraded from the really bad stock ec3 connectors that keep losing connection to really crap deans and now after a fair while moved on to xt60ís after finding a decent little soldering jig
The xt60ís soldering tabs rotate which makes life a lot easier , I will never go back now !


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