Thursday, July 15, 2010

Deans Plugs, aka T Plugs, and Bullet Connectors

T Plugs: generic Deans Ultra Connectors
  • popular 'Battery to ESC' connector
  • male plug is soldered to the ESC
  • get the polarity right
  • sometimes tight fit, lube with graphite
  • put shrink tube on before soldering
  • plug M/F together before soldering
  • polarity: while flat on table: vertical bar is positive, horizontal bar is negative
Connector-related youtubage: 
3.5mm bullet connectors soldering tip:
  • Drill three 3/16 inch holes about 1/4 inch deep and 1/2 inch apart in a small board.
  • Insert a 3.5mm connector in each hole, with the end to be soldered upright.
  • Heat a connector with a soldering iron and melt a little solder into it, then insert the wire into the melted solder.
  • Move the soldering iron away from the connector and hold the wire in place until the solder solidifies. Works like a charm, and you don't need three hands!
The small connector on Turginy batteries is called  a JST-XH and is used for balancing.

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