Originally Posted by road king 97
My sons aprentice does not have deans plugs on it from the factory it has those two round plug thingys .lol If the deans plug over heated it had a bad conection to begin with and got worce ,might have even melted together. My van melted a plug from a bad conection for my heating fan and i had to rewire it . I have never seen a (real) deans plug go bad but after my van fried its plug it would no surprize me. joe
The EC3's are terrible - and as the OP points hard hard to separate. The Dean's issue was from overheating, then misshaping them when soldering (in his case). Many don't know how to properly solder and heat stuff up way too much.
Deans Ultra's are great but the just needed some grips. There is no question they are good connectors. But so are APP's and I can separate them with one hand.
Try that with Deans or EC3's.
And I will put a properly crimped APP against any top connector for draw usage too. They have great surface area but a good design allows them to separate easily.