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Old 10-19-2010, 12:22 PM   #11
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Re: Deans connector (clone) problems

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Originally Posted by philipa_240sx View Post
I've used both Deans and clones. Honestly, I cannot tell the difference.
I must take this one back...

I picked up pack of 'clone deans' last month... and they aren't compatible! I guess I should have stuck with OEM Deans... my error.

This makes me question the connections on all my lipos and planes as I have a mix of both!

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Old 10-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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Re: Deans connector (clone) problems

Originally Posted by Wayne MIller View Post

Whenever I solder Deans connector, I always make sure it is plugged into the opposite Deans connector while soldering. This will help any distortion of the housing if too much heat is applied.

Hope this helps.


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Old 10-19-2010, 08:26 PM   #13
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Re: Deans connector (clone) problems

Thanks again for everybody's posts.

In my earlier posts I mentioned that I was soldering the connectors properly. Well, I thought I was, but I was wrong. I was using waaayyy too much heat and melting them invisibly.

I have since soldered new plugs with a hotter iron and with the opposite connector attached (per Wayne MIller's advice) to good effect.
i.e., I kept heat applications very short.

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Old 10-20-2010, 11:08 AM   #14
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Re: Deans connector (clone) problems

Yep, you want to use a hot iron and good solder. Sanding and flux are also very good ideas. With the proper heat the solder should flow within 2 seconds.

One of the best investments I ever made was a Hakko 936 soldering station which cost about $100.
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