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   TIPS & TRICK - How to avoid having to connect those pesky DEANS connectors every time

Almost all of us use the DEANS connector to connect our ESC's to the LIPO, but getting them to make a spark free connection is, let's admit it, pretty difficult.

My solution to this is very simple.

I took a couple of short pieces of the standard lipo connecting wire (12 or 14swg I believe), and soldered them onto a DEANS Connector at one end.  On the other end I fitted FEMALE 3.5 mm connectors, which are large enough to take the current.

Then I replaced the MALE DEANS plug fitted to my ESC with a MALE 3.5mm connector on each lead.

So now, I can use this small extension lead to connect to the lipo and put back the canopy etc, and then connect ONE of the two 3.5mm connections. Only when I am actually ready to make the connection to arm the heli do I connect the remaining single 3.5mm connector.

Obviously it is very much easier to push a single 3.5mm connector together without sparks than the two pegs of the DEANS connector, and as a plus, you can fit all  your helicopters up the same, and because you have more length, you can position the final connection somewhere nice and easy to access.

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