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Old 11-28-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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Anybody have any experience with this connector? How easy is it to solder wires to?

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I have experience un-soldering them I've replace a handful now with EC3's If i didn't already have a massive stock of EC3's both in use and in bags I would instead change my ESC's over to XT60's

I'm getting tired of having to un-solder xt60s and replacing them with EC3's on all my batteries.

Only thing I don't like about them is they still use heat shrink to hide the solder joints. EC3's / APP's are the only ones that don't need heat shrink.

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Only thing I don't like about them is they still use heat shrink to hide the solder joints. EC3's / APP's are the only ones that don't need heat shrink.
Is soldering the connections like EC3's where you solder the wire to the connector and then shove it into the housing?

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I tried the XT60 connectors. The solder side is like a bullet connector with half of the cylinder removed. Like a trough.

Yes, they are easy to solder, but I thought they were too difficult to get apart. I really had to tug on them. I went back to Deans style since everything else is Deans, and my battery supplier uses them.

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Buy the XT60 connectors with the wires already attached to them, it makes them a lot easier to install, if you get the connectors with out the wires attached, dont try to tint the ends first, it will make the job more difficult, just push the wire into the connector, add a little rosin core flux on the wire then solder into place, the helping hand from Harbor freight tool works great, it also acts like a heat sink to keep the plastic from getting to hot. hope that helps, Chellie

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the XT60 connectors are a lot better than the Dean connectors IMHO much easier to put together and pull apart, and i think they are rated at 60 AMPS

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Buy the XT60 connectors with the wires already attached to them, it makes them a lot easier to install.
Where can I buy with wires attached?

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Here they are

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_bag_.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5pcs_bag_.html

I find the XT60 s very easy to use and separate, if you are having trouble pulling them or other connectors apart, try putting a little dielectric grease or Vaseline on them

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EC3's are by far the easiest soldered connector to assemble. the solder on the bullets OUTSIDE the connector, and then they snap into the connector from the back. you do each bullet separately so your not working in that tiny space between two wires and can significantly reduce the chance of shorting out a battery when doing it.

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