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    Ooooolala......Castle Connectors

    I just happened to stumble on these new Castle Connectors now available. I like how they are going to be easier to solder and can accept up to 6 AWG wire. I'm thinking about converting over to these.

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    Polarized connectors have a place in the hearts of many modelers as they make it impossible to destroy their expensive electronics and batteries by plugging them in backwards. However, they have been lacking a connector capable of extremely high currents, constantly having to increase their voltage to maintain amperage levels. But what do you do when you’re maxed out on voltage and your setup requires more amperage than battery connectors on the market will handle? What if you don’t want to or can’t increase your voltage due to size constraints or competition rules? The answer is simple, you go green. The new Castle Creations polarized connectors will handle up to 200 amps of continuous current without breaking a sweat at any voltage level used in r/c applications. We started out with our industry leading 6.5mm CC Bullet connector, and ended up with the highest rated polarized connector on the market. Not only that, but they’re user friendly too! We’ve added ridges to the housing making them easier to grip, they accept up to massive 6 AWG wire, and we’ve marked them for “Battery” and “ESC” for easy reference. Batteries and ESCs aren’t the only things they’re useful for though. Use them on your charger leads, parallel and series harnesses, high current amp/watt meters, and anything else that needs super high current. They’re what “going green” should REALLY mean!
    Oh and I have to add a pic. LOL

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    Well now, since this is in the S&MJ forum, I'd like to see the 2WD Pede that wouldn't call these overkill.
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    Sorta like a better EC5 connector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Well now, since this is in the S&MJ forum, I'd like to see the 2WD Pede that wouldn't call these overkill.
    OVERKILL is my middle name. LOL

    If I changed my connectors over it would be all of them. Muahahaha

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    Sorta like a better EC5 connector?
    My thoughts EXACTLY!!!
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    I figured you already had Astro-Flight Zero Loss connectors on everything

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    Looks good.
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    200amps continuious now thats power
    but for a 2wd pede? how much of a peek and continuious amps are you over powered guys getting?

    but based on the bullet conecters that castle uses how hard is it going to be to conect and unconect?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    OVERKILL is my middle name. LOL

    If I changed my connectors over it would be all of them. Muahahaha
    I'm starting to get concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    OVERKILL is my middle name. LOL

    If I changed my connectors over it would be all of them. Muahahaha
    Digger is gonna be buying them by the thousands!

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    6g wire? C'mon dig, on a pede??? You da man...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    6g wire? C'mon dig, on a pede??? You da man...
    It says "up to 6g"... maybe digger will only go with 8g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    6g wire? C'mon dig, on a pede??? You da man...
    LOL...I'm thinking about maybe trying it on my EMBE at first. I'll change the connectors on my new SPC 4S 6500 60c packs. I'll have to make a new piggy tail to be able to charge them on my Para board.

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    It says "up to 6g"... maybe digger will only go with 8g.
    Yall are funny!! The 1512 & 1515 motors I run are 10 AWG. I know the connectors can handle up to 6 AWG, but but but.....

    I'm still going to pick up a couple sets to see how they are, the green would be perfect on the Digger though.
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    I might give these a try if I ever get my other projects finished. I find bullet connectors are easy to solder.
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    DiggerPede, what up man

    Hey, while you're having them make you these connectors, could you get them to make a connector that's 3 wide and acts as a loom for the esc/motor wires? You're still a major shareholder at Castle, right?

    Those connectors would look great on your Grave Digger or any number of the trucks around here, that's for sure.

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    Astro-flight zero loss has a 3-wire plug and easy payment plan I think the 3-wire version sells for $25 per male/female. That's just nutz
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    I may not need these but I think i'm going to pull the trigger and try them out on my higher gauge combos and packs. At least on my EMBE. I know the Traxxas connectors do a very good job, its good to try something new once in a while. The sets arent that badly priced. I'm going to pick up a 6-pack from Tower. LOL
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    Yeah try'em. I'm not a super big fan of TRX connectors but I've been using them lately since they are easy for my arthritic hands and I don't have any real high power setups at the moment.

    I don't know what the price is but it's gotta be cheaper than those zero loss I posted about. Lol they might be dyeable like the deans plugs, but I know you said you wanted the green. They look like they'd work pretty good.

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    They are $5.99 a pair. Not really to bad. I'm going to pick up a 6-pack of them and you get a better deal for purchasing that many. I'm trying to get a $100 order to get my discount and free shipping. LOL

    I'll probably leave them green so they stand out. Heck its goin to be under the hood, doesn't really matter to me. haha
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    Your nice looking braided wires are under the hood but you care!

    Which reminds me I gotta get some of that stuff it looks awesome!!

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    Thanks so I have to put these on my wish lists too then.....all improvements are necessary....
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    I just placed an order to Tower for the 6-pack set. They only have 1 set of them in stock. Hopefully I get these next week and can solder them up to my EMBE and 4S-Lipo packs.

    I also picked up another tube of Novak Solder and another item for the kiddos MERV.
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    hey guys will have to see a comparison of these "ccc's" to "trx" when you get them.
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    Finally soldered up the 6.5mm Castle Connectors. Both on my SPC 4S packs and on the Tekin RX8 Gen_2 ESC. One day this week i'll update the one on my Emaxx MMM_V2 to these.

    They were probably one of the easiest connectors i've soldered. They are definitely a tight fit when it comes to connecting them. Maybe over time they will loosen just a tad. I've even thought about dying them black, green doesnt bother me though. LOL

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    After seeing this I think I will take courage and try it out too.
    The MMP 3800 came with extra connectors but dared not try them on, not too sure about the advantages and so forth yet..mmm (more reading to do)
    Once nice clean work you got there.
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    Plus the good thing is you feed the wire through the holder, then solder the wires to the the connectors and push them in. So you don't have to worry about them coming out or being pushed through when connecting them. They are really snug...LOL
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    The connectors are cool, and that e-buggy is sick who'd have thunk that this thread with its title would have ended up like this, lol.

    Nice work as usual, Diggerpede, and hey, shout out to SPC for carrying the 4S bricks now

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    Thanks, thanks, & thanks. LOL

    Yeah, the 4s bricks are totally awesome. I snagged them a good while back when they came available. They are 6500mah 65c.
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    So DiggerPede, do the new Castle Polarized Connectors come in 3 connector bunch for motors? What's your opinion on them for high amp use?

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    Those look really cool, but not cool enough to switch everything I have from my Dean's.
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    Ooooolala......Castle Connectors

    Look nice, but with so many batts and trucks, swapping them all would be a royal pain. Powerpoles for me.

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    They come in a pack of Male and Female connectors. I think I have 6 sets and have only soldered up 2. I've converted my 4S bricks only so far. Which would be a Buggy I own and will soon solder a connector to my MMMv2 on the EMBE. If I like them enough I might change the 3S batts over, which would be the XO-1, Slash 4x4, & Rally 1/10.

    They are really easy to solder up, plus connect and hold really well. If you are not fond of the green they could be dyed black i'm sure. I kinda like the distinctive green though. Maybe because of Digger??? haha
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