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Old 10-31-2011, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Forgive me, I know this subject has been talked about in the past, but would like your thoughts and opinions on connectors for 6S packs, and to make up 12S packs.

I have been using CC 5.5 bullets for a while now, but I do have to keep a keen eye on them that they do not get too loose.

I have recently heard of several people having them come apart in flight! Not good!

I am going to guess the most popular option is the EC5. Just a shame the blue case is so big and ugly!!

What are you all using?

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Old 10-31-2011, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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EC5 or XT150 - the EC5 dyes easily, so are no problem to turn into your favorite black color...
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool, that would be better. Just ordinary black cloths die?
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Rit-Dye has proven itself on a number of occasions
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I saw a write up on dying the white TDR gears this way.

How would this work, pour X amount of dye in some warm water with the EC5 connectors already in the warm water, let soak for a while ?

I guess from their instructions for fabrics, that hot water in a glass container might work. I have 12 sets of EC5's as I am converting over from Deans on my existing 6S 5000mah batteries and will be using them exclusively on the TDR.

Measure 2 teaspoons dye into 3-cup container. Add 1 cup hot tap water; stir to dissolve dye and set aside.
Place in microwave and set on HIGH for One minute.
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Mix water with Rit-dye in an old pan, and bring to a simmer. Dump whatever you want to dye in the pan and let simmer for about an hour.
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Put marbles in the pan and this will keep the parts away from the bottom of the pan to ensure even coverage of the dye
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I imagine EC5 connectors are designed to handle heat

Unfortunately I noticed on the packaging for the EC5's that they contain substances known to cause cancer.

So now I have to ask whether boiling them will release carcinogens into the air or should I just keep my hands out of the water.

Then again it could just mean don't let a small child suck on them...
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EC5 for sure. If your flying the with a canopy it shouldn't matter what color the connectors are.
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EC5 for sure. If your flying the with a canopy it shouldn't matter what color the connectors are.
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I imagine EC5 connectors are designed to handle heat

Unfortunately I noticed on the packaging for the EC5's that they contain substances known to cause cancer.

So now I have to ask whether boiling them will release carcinogens into the air or should I just keep my hands out of the water.

Then again it could just mean don't let a small child suck on them...
I think everything heli-related I own has that same warning label. I would guess that there's lead in the metal part of the connectors and who-knows-what in the plastic. I wouldn't let a kid use one as a sucker, especially when it's already soldered to a lipo!

I would boil/simmer the plastic parts outside if you can. I dyed the first set of parts in the kitchen in a cheapo pot (don't dye in anything you plan to cook in again) and I had to cut the dye job short because the simmering dye soup stunk the place up to high heaven.

So, definitely dye/simmer/boil them outside if you can -- so hopefully you have a barbecue grill with a side burner or an outdoor kitchen.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Good call and thanks for the extra information.

1. I have some old cheap pans I will never use again.
2. I have a grill with a side burner ( that I've never actually used )

The earlier suggestion about using marbles makes sense too!

For those of you who have done this, did you get liquid or powder and how much did you use?
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For those of you who have done this, did you get liquid or powder and how much did you use?
Either is fine - powder just use one baggie, and liquid just use the whole bottle. It can be re-used over and over.
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So you pour the dye solution into a container and warm it up again?
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EC5 for sure. If your flying the with a canopy it shouldn't matter what color the connectors are.
True, I fly with a canopy on, so does this mean I should leave my Helis with crap untidy wiring as well?

I take a pride in my Helis and the build quality and look is equal to how they fly. When you have a lovely carbon and machined alloy airframe, I don't want bright blue battery connectors!!
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So you pour the dye solution into a container and warm it up again?
Yep - a coke bottle works well, if you keep it somewhere where nobody takes a sip of it... come to think of it, it might be illegal in some areas to do that... but you get the idea.
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I don't want bright blue battery connectors!!
Pink?
Once you go black...
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Only if it is shocking Pink!!
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Damm
I knew TDR's are the pinacle of quality, but i didnt realise that there is so little to concern yourself over that ones attention turns to the colour of the connector.

This just makes me want one even more!!
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I think there is a quest for perfection that is a bit pervasive in this group.
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