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Old 04-12-2013, 02:03 PM   #1
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OK, so with most of my ESCs I am able to use Astro zero loss connectors on the battery side. BUT I have a CC 120HV ICE2, and a CC 110HV and the battery leads, especially the 120, are huge! What are you guys with big systems using between the batteries and the ESCs? I would prefer suggestions I can pick up locally but please don't limit your responses, I am looking at what works.

I installed a set of CC 5.5 mm connectors between the motor and the ESC. They had a little room left over on the ESC wires (god what size are they?) and lots of room on the AXI 5345-18 wires. On my 110 and the other 5345s I have I am using 4mm bullets between motor and ESC. Since I am mostly playing on the bench right now I took the battery leads from the 120 and ground them down to fit into a Sermos connector. They are less than 1/2 the diameter of the original wire.

All systems will probably be propped around 60A static give or take. The motors I have are rated to 90A (AXI, Scorpion). Batteries will be A123 packs between 6S and 14S and 2P or 3P. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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Re: Connector advice needed

Eh Stephen, I suggest the EC5's. You'll be fine with those amp wise. The Deans and XT60 are good to 60A. The EC5's are good to well over 100. I found 10 awg wire fit nicely. My Power 1.60 and 10S was plenty o power for a 16lb plane.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #3
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Re: Connector advice needed

I second that EC5. That cable on the esc is probably 10awg ! It will fit the EC5 no problem just make sure you use a decent high wattage soldering iron....tin the wire melt solder in the plug then heat together...make sure you melt the solder all the way that 10awg wire will suck the heat from solder very rapidly.
I have used genuine EC5 and the HK ones up to 110amps zero me they are the same thing just 1/10 the cost....some may differ in opinion.
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I confirmed that bill uses EC5's. I tried to email you but it came back. pm me your email adress to make sure I have the correct one.

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