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TIPS & TRICK
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
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.