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    Question Adapter or solder?

    I am getting some ***** batteries and was wondering whether it is better to get a deans to traxxas adapter, or to cut off the deans plugs and solder on traxxas ones?

    And a completely different question, but how long would a 2200Mah take to charge on this charger:
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...Charge_Capable
    Last edited by NitroNovice; 07-13-2009 at 06:21 AM.
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    IMO the TRX are better but mostly it's personal preference. It's probably easier to cut the battery deans off and replace them with TRX then to replace the ESC plugs to deans..
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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroNovice
    And a completely different question, but how long would a 2200Mah take to charge on this charger:
    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...Charge_Capable
    Any charger that will charge at 1c, or for that pack 2.2 volts will take about 1 hour.
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    i would say just convert the packs. much less hassle. installing traxxas connectors takes a little patience. dont rush. take your time. much easier having all your vehicles run the same connector. right now im close to converting my plane to traxxas connectors.
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    Personal preference. For ease of use the TRX plugs are much easier to pulg/unplug but their bulkiness puts me off. They are just too chunky for my liking. They both handle about the same amount of current so whatever is easier for you.
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    That charger should be able to charge those batteries in an hour as it can charge at an amp rate of 1C. This means it will charge at 2.2 AMPS, not volts. Just and FYI
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    The max amps of that charger is 2 amps. It charges through the balance tap and not the main power plug. It will charge 2 2S packs at the same time, but only 1 3S or 1 4S pack. At a 2 amp max charge rate it will take slightly over an hour to charge your packs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precision Man
    This means it will charge at 2.2 AMPS, not volts. Just and FYI
    Thanks for the precision correction on "volts/amps".. It was early
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    In the early morning Volts and Amps seem to be one and the same. No worries.
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    Thanks for the input guys, I will go with the soldering. Is it a good idea to put heat shrink over the solder point, or is there some better way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroNovice
    Thanks for the input guys, I will go with the soldering. Is it a good idea to put heat shrink over the solder point, or is there some better way?
    Thats the best way. Just a heads up, make sure you slide the tube on the wire before you solder it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by got_nitro
    Thats the best way. Just a heads up, make sure you slide the tube on the wire before you solder it..
    I will try to remember that . Otherwise I might have a problem...
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    Another question about the charger linked in my first post. It comes with a cigarette lighter charge jack, so what do I need to plug it in to a wall socket
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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroNovice
    Another question about the charger linked in my first post. It comes with a cigarette lighter charge jack, so what do I need to plug it in to a wall socket
    It's only a DC charger so you would need an external power supply. To be honest if you wanted to use a 12v power supply (like a car lighter jack) I wouldn't. I would cut the lighter jack of the wires and put some aligator clips on it and use the car battery directly..
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    Would an AC/DC adapter (such as those found on a laptop) not work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroNovice
    Thanks for the input guys, I will go with the soldering. Is it a good idea to put heat shrink over the solder point, or is there some better way?
    No need to put one on the Traxxas connector the solder point is inside the Traxxas connector. No exposed areas, no shrink tubing to rub and wear through and cause a short.
    Here's my ***** with the Deans style connector cut off and Traxxas solder on.

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    Last edited by radicalray; 07-13-2009 at 01:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroNovice
    Would an AC/DC adapter (such as those found on a laptop) not work?
    If it outputs betwwen 9-15v and 5 amps it would work. Then you have to make a adapter to fit no biggie there

    or just get this

    http://www.*********.com/*********/s..._viewItem.asp?

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    Thanks again everyone!
    BTW radicalray, your link does not seem to work...
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    Radical is correct, make sure your power supply puts out somewhere between 9 and 15 volts, which, by the way, most laptop power supplies do not. My Dell puts out almost 20 volts, HPs and Lenovos also are around there so your laptop power supply may not work. Plus, they will probably not be able to push out enough amps.

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    [QUOTE=radicalray]If it outputs betwwen 9-15v and 5 amps it would work. Then you have to make a adapter to fit no biggie there

    Link fixed

    http://www.*********.com/*********/s...idProduct=6256

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