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Old 07-26-2008, 03:55 PM
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I am using wolveriene/ badger switches with 16 AWG wire and deans connectors; male in and and female out.

My batteries and regulators are JR / Futaba type connectors, 22AWG male and female ends.

Is it bad practice to cut these JR/ Futaba ends off and solder Deans connectors in place?
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:32 PM
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Dean's are more likely to be found on the equipment of other flyers at a flying field. That's their main advantage. but you need to solder them on right, or they can be a bear to connect/disconnect.


The best way is to solder each one with it's mate attached (a "Dummy Dean's", attached to nothing and it's wires insulated from each other). This holds the contact's in their proper position so they don't deform from the heat of soldering.
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:02 PM
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Nothing wrong with changing connector ends to suit your preferences. I also change taps, shorten servo leads, and make servo extensions. Sometimes it is more convienient to make adapters. Just remeber to do one wire at a time and assure NO SHORTS.
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