Do you have an R/C vehicle battery pack that desperately needs a Deans connector? With our new M/F Deans connector pair, you’ll have just what you need to safely and securely connect your battery or anything else that requires a mini T Plug.
Each pack comes with one male and one female Deans connector and each can support a current of, up to, 30A.
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Would be easier to solder if they had a hole in them to put the wire through.
That’s a great point. We don’t make these, so we can’t revise them. But I will mention this for future information when sourcing new parts. Thank you
I bought these thinking they were genuine Deans connectors, but they are actually cheap knock-offs. They are made out of a very cheap polymer and the plugs are not very precise. Several had a hard time meshing with each other or with my other real Deans connectors. Some came with crooked pins that I had to bend back in place. The contacts are also MUCH harder to solder to than a real Deans connector. I had to get the contact very hot for the solder to stick. So much, in fact, that it began to melt the cheap polymer! :/ I’ve never had these kinds of troubles with genuine Deans. Explains why such a low price! I won’t be buying these again. Update: One of the plugs wouldn’t even make a solid electrical contact, which is pretty pathetic.
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Anderson Powerpole connectors have been my go-to connector since the ‘90s, but I thought I try these because of their compact size and high current capacity.
I think these are excellent connectors for the price+performance and the ones I received all were perfectly interchangeable with each other. They have gold plated terminals with a huge mating surface which are held in place with a leaf spring. The only nit I have to pick is it lacks the heat shrink tubing one needs to complete assembly.
After soldering, I’m very pleased with the result. I didn’t t have any of the problems of the other reviewers, but I’m pretty used to soldering connectors with “big” lugs. It’s much easier to solder terminals and then insert them into the housing, but this design is inexpensive and very compact for 30A terminals.
The key to success soldering pins in a plastic housing is to hold the pin you are soldering with a 3rd hand tool or similar while you soldering, not the housing. If you hold the housing, you risk shifting the pin when the plastic gets soft as you push on the tab with the hot iron. Insert the male half when soldering the female side. Again, hold it by the metal pin on the male side. Shift the holder for each pin before soldering. I tin the tabs and wire ends with 60/40 solder at 375C before soldering them together.