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    Replacing connector on battery

    I picked up a 1/16 Slash used, everything was great until the battery cable had an unfortunate meeting with a tire and ripped the connection at the plug. The exit for the battery tray puts the cable right there... need to rig up a system to keep the cables out of harms way. It's still making contact but about half the strands are disconnected, which is far from ideal. Car still runs and battery still charges but I'm not really happy about it. ESC is fine.

    I ordered a pair of Lipos that will fit in it, so one way or another the car will be back in business (and better than ever honestly) soon. However, I think it would be a good idea to repair my existing battery since it still otherwise works fine. So, I'll need to replace the connector.

    The ID connector includes balance connectors. It's my presumption that a NiMH battery doesn't use balance connectors. I only see the two contacts in the plug, am I good to solder on any suitable connector or do I have to get a "correct" ID connector?

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    nimh batteries do not need the balance wires. If you can find the female legacy High-Current connectors go with those. Otherwise you'll have to do some digging to find current iD connector for the battery or switch your plugs to another brand of your liking.
    The Super Derecho

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    Thanks for verifying my assessment. A lot of my Lipos have XT60s on them, so I'll either go that or legacy TRX as you said.

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