I know the new and old plugs completely compatible. I'm worried about the exposed balance port holes. When I run thru water the balance ports will get corroded over time. To solve this we can use another ID plug with it's balance port sealed on the backend. Reason behind my concern; I was looking for a traxxas to deans connector for a non-traxxas vehicle but couldn't find a gen 2 model. If I can find the ID connector pieces I'll change the vehicle's port to traxxas. If anyone finds a distributor on demand let me know.