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    Power cable size please?

    Hi all.

    I think I'm gonna swap out the ESC battery connectors for XT90s, so I can ditch the adaptors.
    I'd like to put a new wire link in between them, rather than reuse the original wire.
    Problem is, I don't know what size the wire is.
    I presume its about 10 or 12 gauge?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewbacca 3 View Post
    Hi all.

    I think I'm gonna swap out the ESC battery connectors for XT90s, so I can ditch the adaptors.
    I'd like to put a new wire link in between them, rather than reuse the original wire.
    Problem is, I don't know what size the wire is.
    I presume its about 10 or 12 gauge?

    Thanks for the help.
    It's 10g, you might be better off just using the one that you already have to stay consistent with the wire strand count, but not sure if that matters.

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    Deffo 10G

    Looks tiny compared to the MAX 5 8awg


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    Just reuse the original wire.
    Easier and less hassle.

    If going to replace the whole wire on the batteries. You need to get aluminum solder and flux. Otherwise you will not be able to get new wires on the battery. Or will overheat them. The batteries tabs are aluminum and standard solder and flux won't stick to it.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I've got some 10g kicking about I think.
    It's just the link wire between the 2 battery connectors I was going to replace.

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    8 AWG works well.

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    Finally got round to getting the connectors soldered up on a piece 10g wire. Thanks for the help, it looks the same as what is on the ESC as standard.
    Just need to solder them onto the ESC now to get rid of the adaptors I'm using currently. Think it's probably best to wait a little longer though & get a few more packs through the truck before that sort of mod.


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