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Old 10-11-2011, 02:17 PM
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Soldering bullet conn. to new battery lead.

Quick question:
I am ready to solder bullet connectors to my new Thunderpower lipo:

Do I solder the male bullet to the red wire?
Does it matter?

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Old 10-11-2011, 06:15 PM
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I put the male on the black negitve wire and female on the red wire.I think thats the way most people do it.
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:41 AM
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:53 AM
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Old 10-14-2011, 06:09 AM
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:31 AM
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if you run w a few guys then solder them the same way they do, that way if u ever need to borrow a pack u can, if ur by urself then anyway u want.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:17 AM
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i always put females on the positive from the battery and males on the negative. my reasoning is that the positive wire from the battery is covered by the shrink tubing. (no shorts) i also make caps from the same size shrink.i just put them over the finihed bullet connectorand extend a 1/2 inchlonger than connecter shrink the tubing then remove. now you have a reusable protector
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The way I solder leads is to hold the plug in a foil lined clothes pin. The foil keeps the chlothes pin from burning. I hold the clothes pin in a vice, fill the plug with solder and insert the wire. Male is red. I use plastic plug covers from the Hardware store over the mail exposied plug. It helps to use red and black heat shrink. I heat shrink with a high heat paint remover blower. Really fast. Number 8 wire is not necessary. Number 10 is ok
up to 80 amps. Above that parallel 2 numbwr 10`s
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for the input folks
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The way I solder leads is to hold the plug in a foil lined clothes pin. The foil keeps the chlothes pin from burning. I hold the clothes pin in a vice,
I use a short scrap of 2*4 lumber.
I drill shallow holes, one for positive bullet diameter
another for negative bullet diameter.
about a half inch spacing apart.
lay the lumber on the table, insert both bullets, heat the bullet and wire at the same time.
then push together.
I hold the insulated part of the wire in my left hand while the solder cools.
I don't care if the wood chars, it does not stick to the bullets anyway.
If desired, clamp the 2*4 to your bench, so it wont slide around.

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