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Old 10-07-2010, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default these connectors are driving me crazy... hxt 4mm.!

how do you guys solder and insert the plastic cover on the connector..!
i bought 2 packs for these to install on my 6s batteries and i damaged almost a complete packl ( set of 10 ) just trying to connect the thing to one battery..!


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Old 10-08-2010, 12:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Working with one wire at a time so you're sure the 2 will not come in contact with each other. Sorry for stating the obvious but I don't know your experience level and safety first. Select which wire +/- is going in to which side of the connector then slide the wire up through the plastic cover from the back side, solder the correct male/female connector onto the wire end. Now heat the the plastic cover with a hair dryer etc to soften the plastic. You'll find it easier, the softer you get it, up to a point. Now push the connector down into the cover until it snaps in. Repeat for the other side. Heating the plastic cover softens the locking ring inside so it doesn't get damaged while pushing the connector into the cover. Hope that helps.
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ill give it a try and let you know
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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if they are like mine you need to thread the wires tru the plastic plug first, then solder your wires on one by one then you pull them backwards into the plug firmly i usually use a blunt object to push them in you will here a firm click! hey presto there you have it a completed plug

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They take a lot of practice !! - key is to make sure solder doesn't overflow from the joint onto the the circular bevel on the metal which snicks in to the plastic cover. You also have to put the plastic covers on first, solder, then use a spare metal connector to push it home into plastic cover while still warm.
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Hi,

If you do get some solder on the side of the connector - use a file to file it off before inserting into the connector.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:03 PM   #7 (permalink)
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damn this thing sucks..!
finally i was able to insert the connector into the plastic tab..!
but now i have another problem.. on my 5800 mah turnigy packs the wires are 8 awg , i cannot pass them throught he plastic tab first and after soldering push them back into the tab.
any ideas ?
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yeah, Deans
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yeah, Deans
any other ideas ?
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Dont even bother with the plastic covers if they are giving you that much trouble. Throw them away and just use heat shrink.
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Dont even bother with the plastic covers if they are giving you that much trouble. Throw them away and just use heat shrink.
actually i can put them in now.. they just have to be heated or the plastic cover should be slightly heated.. that was the step that i skipped.

now the problem is how to solder an 8 gauge wire to the connector
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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actually i can put them in now.. they just have to be heated or the plastic cover should be slightly heated.. that was the step that i skipped.

now the problem is how to solder an 8 gauge wire to the connector

wrong...you should not heat the plastic at all...soldering wires to these connectors is pretty easy, watch finless vids about soldering bullets they are the same, only you have to insert the wires into the plastic sleeves first, solder and snap the bullets into place....as a rule if the wires cannot easily pass thru the plastic sleeves use the next larger connector..
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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there is no larger than 4mm i think
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ec5 connectors are 5mm and will work fine. They are eflight so your hobby shop should be able to order them or else you can get them cheap from hobbyking.
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