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Old 08-08-2008, 09:23 PM
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Default Deans connector and a 12v power supply??

I have a 12v power supply that I got from max2112. It has a car lighter adapter on it with visible polarity (red and black wire) from the power supply to the car lighter. I was wanting to cut the red/black wires from the car lighter adapter and solder a deans connector to it. Then I want to cut the alligator clips off my charger and solder a deans connector to it. Then plug the two together. That way I can run my charger off the power supply that plugs into my wall. I would also take the wires with the gator clips and solder them to a deans as well. That way I can charge my batteries at home inside and then hook up the gator clip adapter when I go to the field.

My question is this...would a deans connector hold up to carrying 12v of current?

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:33 PM
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I have done that with my chargers Mike. I have a Deans connector in the cord and I can either plug a cigarette plug on them or alligator clips. Which ever I need. I've had no problems so far and have 3 Common Sense balancing chargers set up that way.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:34 PM
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[quote=Angler-Hi;453919]...would a deans connector hold up to carrying 12v of current?quote]

Sure it will.
Think of it this way:
These are the same battery connectors that we send 11.1 VDC(3 cell LiPo) to an ESC pulling 25 amps. If it can work for 36 inch plane, it'll work for a charger. And the charger will have a lot less amps being pulled by the load.
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Thanks guys!!! I'm gonna get on it right now. WAHOO!!!!
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:30 PM
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Which Dean's connector, there are several. If you are speaking of the large two pin plug with one connector with the prongs at right angle to the other, yes. That connector will handle up to 20 amps with no problem. Voltage has no bearing as long as it is less than 120 volts, it is the current that matters. Of course you do not want to have the voltage present when you connect the two connectors if you have a low impedance load on it as you will get arcing that will pit the connectors. Make the connection then turn on the power when using a low impedance load.
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Thanks Rod. I just finished up and she works great!! Thanks everyone!

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