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    Exclamation Traxxas 2s Lipo and Gen 2 connectors help. Urgent

    So I did something stupid with my 2s Traxxas Lipo Battery. I cut the black balance lead that connects to the gen 2 high current connector. Keep in mind there is only a black balance lead, no red one. Don't ask me why I did this, but now I have a problem. I need a new balance lead on my battery. I was thinking of using something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Apex-RC-Produ...nce+plug&psc=1 And soldering the red and black balance leads to the thick red and black wires on the battery. But I have one problem. There is an extra wire on the part I was going to order. Where would that wire be soldered to? I use an EZ Peak Plus charger, but I found out it supports legacy balance leads, that's why I was thinking of doing this. Thanks in advance

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    do you have enough room on the lead to strip 2 ends and use an electrical connector. the crimp type. I would think being the balance lead. An electrical connector would be ok.
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    What do you mean by electrical connector? Also, the balance wire is barely showing outside the battery. There is like a 1 cm clearance that I can see outside the battery. Is my battery a paperweight now?

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    So it was cut were it comes out of the battery. I believe your charger has balance ports. If that's the case. You can more than likely find an adapter and charge it like you would a non-traxxas battery.

    https://www.progressiverc.com/traxxa...BoCUnUQAvD_BwE

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    The problem with that adapter is that it is for charging Traxxas batteries with a Non-Traxxas charger. I need an adapter to charge non-Traxxas batteries with a Traxxas charger. Can you help me find one?
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    You are certainly welcome sir. As you saw they make the adapters for 2,3,4 and 6 cell. It's gratifying when you know you have helped someone out....Thank you.
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    Did you read my edited post? I'm getting closer.

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    You kind of answered your own question. The EZ Peak has a separate balance plug for legacy Traxxas lipos and non-Traxxas batteries. You'll need to get a legacy High-Current plug to install onto your battery and wire in the balance leads.
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    It is a Traxxas connector, but the built-in balance lead does not work. I was thinking of migrating to XT60 in the future

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    There's the problem, A legacy balance lead has 3 wires, I know you solder the red and black to the red and black on the battery, but where do you solder the white/blue wire?

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    In your first post you said you had traxxas batteries and you cut the balance wire. If that's not the case then no it won't work. I am not sure were the white and blue wire would go. You can find almost any kind of adapter for almost any type battery. Need more explanation on what you are doing.
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    I just watched this video on connecting balance leads and it was kind of easy if you are good at soldering. It was a 6 cell battery, but same concept. Actually, a 2s will be very easy.

    It's a fairly long video but lot's of good info.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54YXq8zFz4k&t=101s

    Once you get the battery with the wire tabs exposed. You will see were the 3rd wire goes.
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