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    Quick Deans tip

    For soldering two fat wires to a Deans plug:
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    good idea...! but why you're still using T-deans? XT60 is by far the better plug I think...

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    Why is it better? I have not seen anything technical whatsoever that makes it better. I use Deans because I once started with them, so all my stuff has Deans on them. And it's become quite a lot of stuff...

    When I need more current I just use more Deans in parallel. On my mega-octo I use one Dean for each battery, and if they have reasonably low drop @ speced 60A (just as the XT60) it means 120A won't be a problem.

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    Nice tip Honk!
    I personally use Deans for connections that won't need to be disconnected that often (e.g. power distribution to ESC's) and XT60 for things that I often disconnect (e.g. power distro to battery), because the latter is way easier to disconnect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikotine View Post
    Nice tip Honk!
    I personally use Deans for connections that won't need to be disconnected that often (e.g. power distribution to ESC's) and XT60 for things that I often disconnect (e.g. power distro to battery), because the latter is way easier to disconnect.
    that's what I do or solder directly for power distribution (less connectors, less failure points...)

    I agree honk, it's technically not a big difference, same current rating. if you have to disconnect them often, its a bit better. plugging in deans is a bit more tricky than XT60. I had the 4mm banana plugs on most bigger lipos, i re soldered everything now with XT60 but if I would have deans on everything I wouldnt rebuild everything too.


 

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