View Full Version : Changing to Dean's plugs head's up
02-12-2009, 09:17 AM
I have been using Dean's ultra plugs for years, and opted to swap the Traxxas connectors with those on the Summit. I would suggest otherwise after doing it. I had two Duratrax 4600 7 cell packs with molex connectors. After doing all of the soldering to get the dean's plugs installed, the wire length is way to short to work for the battery pack on the opposite side of the speed control. I ended up cutting out the fins in the battery exhaust vent to get it to work (by passing the wires through it) and plan on re-wiring that battery pack to get some more length on that side.
02-12-2009, 09:24 AM
I would like to add that the wires from the ESC are a bit short to begin with. I have a hard time running the wires with the set-up stock. I have 2 maxamps lipo packs that I use, and I have to almost stretch the wires to get them to connect.
02-12-2009, 10:24 AM
Good, so it wasn't just me.
02-12-2009, 10:31 AM
I just put extensions on them and they work fine.
02-12-2009, 10:43 AM
il keep mine to traxxas:D
02-12-2009, 11:12 AM
never cut wires.....reheat the solder
02-12-2009, 11:15 AM
Good point, does the length really matter (with respect to battery wires)? If I am going to rewire it (by taking apart the pack), where is a good place to get the super flexible wire they come with? Would the local Radio Shack carry something like that?
02-12-2009, 11:21 AM
yes they do actually...i like the novak wire myself...but ive also seen some silver coated wire by acer that looks really good
02-12-2009, 12:51 PM
As streetsports noted, you should never cut the wires, only remelt the solder. Traxxas plugs themselves shouldn't give you any length advantage over Dean's plugs, so I can only assume that you cut your wires. Dean's also sells some very nice wire, if you'd like to extend your battery or ESC wires.
02-12-2009, 12:58 PM
i modded my evx2 and lengthened the wire for one of the leads. the e-revo has the same exact issue.
02-12-2009, 01:44 PM
I had to solder new wires onto my novak cause they were too short to reach the far side of the E-Revo battery compartment.
02-12-2009, 02:14 PM
Not to mention cutting off the traxxas connectors from the ESC voids the warranty. Not an issue if your ESC doesn't fail, but it is if it does.
Chose to make adapters that I'll use till the warranty's up.
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