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    High Current Connector issue

    Hi guys,
    I've had issues with lipo battery connections for my 4x4 Ultimate.

    The high current connector in the truck doesnt fit any of my batteries so I use an adapter but its getting loose and disconnecting more often than not.

    So my local hobby store suggested cutting off the high current connector plug and installing a plug that will work with my batteries.
    Traxxas boast that the high current connector is better than any other plug so I'm in 2 minds about doing this.

    Will I lose anything by changing plugs in the truck?

    The other option is to remove the plugs from my batteries and install high current connectors to them that will connect up to the connector in the truck.
    More expensive and time consuming.

    Which way is a better option?

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    I prefer my XT60 plugs over the 'high current' Traxxas plugs. However, I believe you will void the warranty if you alter the ESC wires in any way.

    I got away from Traxxas plugs and haven't looked back since

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    Bullet connectors for me

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    I run xt90 plugs on all my stuff.... but I run 4s currently

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    Can you post some pics? Sounds like the issue is more with an adapter than a Traxxas connector? Never really heard anyone have issues with the Traxxas high current connector. Does the truck have the THCC or the iD style and what is on the lipo that requires an adapter?
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    Here's the link to the batteries.

    http://www.rcmodelaircraft.com.au/ge...mah-45c-rc-car

    It saids Traxxas compatible in the description but their not.
    There's only one with a similar connector to the high current connector but its to high and wont fit.
    The adapter fits fine but once you hit a jump or become airborne it just disconnects.
    So I'm going to have to tape it for now until I change plugs either way.
    The adapter plugs into the third plug in the link on the right, I'm not sure what that plug is called, then into the truck.

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    So are all of your batteries the same? XT60 connectors? If so I would change the esc to an XT60. Do you have more than one RC? I have 3 cars and 4 lipos...all have Traxxas THCC plugs so I can use any of my lipos in any of my cars.
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    I still use good old deans connectors... never had an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by RcManChild View Post
    I still use good old deans connectors... never had an issue
    I used deans for years, but they are minimally adequate for the power I am running now.... back in the day when they were introduced, lipos weren't even around, heck, nimh were new to the scene

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    The adapter I'm using now is Deans but it just pops out over any impacts from driving.
    All my batteries are the same connection, XT60, so looks like for a non stress solution I change the plug on the truck to the same.
    But it will void my warranty.
    Only have the one truck for now, Desert Racer is next, still new to cars.
    I come from a drone background.

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    I love my Traxxas connectors. I would either tape or put a dab of glue to keep it in place.
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    I have found taking a twist tie and lacing it between the 2 wires of each connector and twisting it up holds loose connectors pretty well

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    get a new adapter or just change plugs.. this is not rocket science....

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    Here is my 0.02 on this topic.

    I wont run Traxxas batteries because I believe they are over priced. The entire aftermarket battery industry is at the moment moving towards XT60 or XT90 connector styles. These things change with time but as a general statement going with what the market is using is a good idea. I'd cut the connector off and move over to XT60 or XT90 if I were you. I'd bet the local hobby shop would help you do the soldering if you are not very experienced in that area.

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    It’s simple. If you don’t care about the warranty, then solder a different plug on your esc. If you do care about the warranty, then have fun spending more money and struggling.
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    The 30-day warranty is not necessarily voided by changing connectors. If you should need to make a warranty claim, just change them back (correctly) and send in the ESC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    The 30-day warranty is not necessarily voided by changing connectors. If you should need to make a warranty claim, just change them back (correctly) and send in the ESC.
    Yah, that was going to be my suggestion. Keep the old connector and put it back if necessary.
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    I didn’t think of that! Good idea!
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    Thanks guys, I'm going to cut the truck plug off, the high current connector is just a pain.
    Strangely enough the voltage sensor on the app always tells me my battery is near flat when its charged so I'm assuming the adapter isnt doing the full job.
    Wont need it past the weekend when the plug gets changed.

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