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Favorite connectors

Discussion in 'Electric Motors, ESC's, Batteries, and Chargers' started by BalsaDust, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    so what's everyone's favorite connector for your foamies and smaller electrics. I used to use nothing but deans connectors but last year a buddy turned me on to EC3 connectors like horizon uses on their stuff. I love em. To me they are easier to connect and disconnect and when it comes to soldering it couldn't be easier. Solder on two 3.5mm bullet connects and while still warm snap them into the connector. No heat shrink to put on they are ready to go.
    I like the micro JST connectors for anything using a 800mah or smaller lipo.

    So what's everyone's opinions?
  2. I have used a lot of Deans but have switched to all EC3 and EC5. They are so easy to solder, connect and no exposed connectors with parallel charging that could touch after the first battery is plugged in.
  3. I use Deans Micro on smaller foamies. And Deans Ultra on everything else.

    I'm sure there are others that work quite well. But being a creature of habit, and add to that my large fleet of planes, batteries and charge leads....I doubt I'll ever switch to anything else.
    bigblueswope likes this.
  4. I use Deans Ultra on lots of my stuff (mostly 3S) but am switching to EC5 on the bigger (5/6S) equipment.
  5. xt60 on smaller stuff and EC5 on larger stuff for me.
    I find the EC3's to be too hard to plug/unplug sometimes.

  6. Anything bigger than 2s I use deans ultra connectors, but on my foamies I mostly use JST connectors. I'm sure there is better stuff out there but these work for me!
  7. I like ec5's on the heli stuff, ec3s for rx packs, and 5.5mm Bullets on the pattern stuff.
  8. jhelber08

    jhelber08 70cc twin V2

    I prefer to make ec3 as they are easier to solder but I started using deans and everything I have has deans so I'm stuck with deans unless I get a wildhare to redo a bunch of planes and charger leads. Only downside to ec3 is they are hard to disconnect in tight places.
  9. Krzy4RC

    Krzy4RC GSN Contributor

    Anderson Powerpoles for everything, except small foamies, then JST.
  10. I have seen a pilot with the ec3 use snap ring pliers to in plug his. He drills 2 small holes for the tips. Easy as pie.

    I am switching all mine from deans to powerpoles, though.

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