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  1. #1
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    Difficulty with the battery connectors

    What's up with Traxxas battery type connector? We've had our 3 trucks less than a month, run them an hour at least every day so far but connecting the stock NMIH battery and our Racers Edge lipo battery is getting extremely difficult. Is there something I'm doing wrong or do I need to put a special lube on the connector?

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    The connectors are going to be tight to keep the high AMP rating.
    I know what you are talking about being tight and have since switched to Deans connectors.

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    Are the Deans connectors noticably easier to connect then? And performance will stay the same? It seems odd though at first they were just snug, but now it's a real pain to connect and my truck is only about 3 weeks old.
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 08-02-2013 at 08:41 AM.

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    Lil lube never hurts nothing

    Dielectric grease, just a small bit helps alot.

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    Deans are alot eaiser to connect / disconnect IMO.
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    Deans are cool if ur into running a newb setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by humboldtsmoke View Post
    Deans are cool if ur into running a newb setup
    Can you elaborate? Are you saying the Deans connector will cut power a little to the trucks and essentially slow them down some?

    Wasn't sure being an electrical components and all if grease or a silicone spray lube would hurt anything on the connectors?

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    Use dielectric grease. It's conductive. Anything else could cause a poor connection.


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    Not sure but wouldn't lube on the connectors cause a short?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bash'n'slash View Post
    Not sure but wouldn't lube on the connectors cause a short?
    Not as long as there's no lube connecting both blades on the connector.


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    I was just joking. I think they're both equal when it comes to delivering power. Its personal preference to me on which connector to use

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