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Patrick Henry

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Power leads?
« on: December 30, 2011, 09:13:19 AM »

Guys, is there anyone (commercial company or anybody on here)  who makes up power leads to order?

I've just bought two 5 cell, 6 volt 3300a/h battery packs with fitted Tamiya plugs, and I need a lead made up to connect the two packs together to give me 12volts output. I need a pair of Tamiya sockets ending in a single Tamiya plug to connect to my Mtroniks Viper esc, and also to allow me to charge both packs together via my Graupner Multilader charger.

This is one of the battery packs...


This is the esc...




Thanks,


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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 10:59:33 AM »

If you can't find anyone, you can get all the parts to make up what you want here...  http://www.giantcod.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=tamiya&x=12&y=10&max=50

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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 11:12:48 AM »

Cheers DG...I just thought it would be nice(and look better)to have some nice and tidy leads made up...and be safer too. My soldering skills are pretty limited, I'm afraid...my soldered joints tend to look like a donkey's hind leg.  {:-{


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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 12:00:08 PM »

Mr H
I personally would only recommend www.Component-Shop for this project as again in my opinion they do the best and at a good price. I go there for all of my Trade Battery Items as well as my personall model making batteries and leads etc. They actually import from China themselves and also supply a large proportion of the Trade in this country.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2011, 12:13:02 PM »

Ah, good day to you, Mr S...do you make up leads mate?


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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2011, 12:56:20 PM »

Component Shop are the people you want for batteries, leads, quick service and cheap postage Rich. :-))

Component-Shop.co.uk Ltd
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Tel: 0843 2898528 (Mon - Fri, 10-4:30pm)
or   0782 5511877 (Mon - Fri, 10-4:30pm)
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Ordering: orders@component-shop.co.uk
Technical: technical@component-shop.co.uk
 
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2011, 02:16:37 PM »

Cheers Dicky...looks like I'm going to have a go at making up a set of leads.

Keep looking towards Eastbourne...if you see a big cloud of black smoke rising over the South Downs you'll know I tried. And failed...miserably.



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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 03:44:30 PM »

SHGModels have them

see item 4 on page 12 of their catalogue               http://www.shgmodels.com/acatalog/shgmodels2011catalogue40.pdf
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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 03:47:18 PM »

I standardised on Deans style connectors sometime ago, and never looked back. Far prefer them to the expensive Tamiya connectors, they take oddles of current, and are a cinch to solder up.

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 06:26:56 PM »

U33 PM sent  :-))


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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 07:10:26 PM »

Here's one I made earlier...
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2011, 08:48:43 PM »

That's the one I need...2x6volt packs wired together to give me 12volts.


You make it look so easy.... <:(



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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2011, 08:20:52 AM »

JUst send an email to Component Shop and they will quote a price. technical@component-shop.co.uk

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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2011, 08:27:53 AM »

Gentlemen, I thank you all for the valuable assistance and all the ideas...the lead is being made up for me as I type, the problem is solved.

Learning to solder properly and learning to take a decent photo are my two New Year's resolutions...


Thanks to Martin for the pics...and thanks to Dave for his very kind offer.


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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2011, 08:33:07 AM »


  If you don't fancy soldering, you could always  use a 'chocolate block' connector. Not as pretty but...

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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2011, 09:14:07 AM »

I did think of the good old choccie blocks Martin, but then I'd be stuck with them on any other boats that the battery packs may go in.

But thanks to Dave, the Welsh Wizard, my lead is being made up...he's a top bloke.  O0



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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2011, 09:16:36 AM »

Hey Rich if you do your Novice Licence (radio) they teach you how to solder  {-) {-) {-) {:-{   you could take Martin with you ,one of his  joints look a bit (lot) rough, O0 %%

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2011, 09:40:55 AM »

Oh, very good Peter...I guess I walked right into that one, didn't I?  O0



(mutter mutter.... {:-{ )



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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2011, 09:50:22 AM »

Cor blimey Rich....get yourself down to Aldi and buy a soldering set to practise with, then get onto ebay and buy youself some sets of Deans connectors and some wire and heat shrink, then make up your own leads
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Patrick Henry

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2011, 09:54:44 AM »

One step ahead Nige...I have to go shopping today, so it's a quick trip to Maplins(opposite the supermarket)and buy myself a decent soldering iron. The one I have is nearly as old as me, and like me, it's knackered!


I wonder if there's a 'old farts guide to soldering' book....



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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2011, 10:23:23 AM »

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Welsh Wizard

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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2011, 10:27:05 AM »

If you are getting a decent Soldering iroon for goodness sake get one with loads of Watts for the deans I use a 100 watter But a goood 40 watter will do hte job


Dave

ps pm me your addy will you
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2011, 10:30:50 AM »

I'll probably get shouted down here but....I ALWAYS use a tin of flux when I solder, regardless of the fact that I use flux cored solder. The Deans plugs I hold in a pair of pliers with a lacky band round the handles, then I dip the 2 metal prongs into the flux before applying the gun and solder, this builds up a nice lump on the prongs ready to accept the (Pre soldered) wires.  :-)
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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2011, 10:35:22 AM »

http://www.maplin.co.uk/the-art-of-soldering-11541 for the book
http://www.maplin.co.uk/50w-solder-station-35016 for the best VFM iron
Dave M

Thanks Boss...I'll get me one of those later today.

If you are getting a decent Soldering iroon for goodness sake get one with loads of Watts for the deans I use a 100 watter But a goood 40 watter will do hte job.
Dave

ps pm me your addy will you

Thanks Dave...my old one is only 15watts, just looked on the handle. No wonder it doesn't get hot...

PM and email on the way, BTW.


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Re: Power leads?
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2011, 10:57:29 AM »

Nige52's tip on adding a little extra flux is a good one. I do that sometimes, as it does help the joint wet out nicely.

A 15 watt iron is only good for soldering electronic components. I find a good 25 watt iron will just about work, but 50 watts will do just about anything model related, unless you're making something very big.

I tend to use a set of those 'helping hands' when soldering the deans connectors. I pre-tin the wire, and the connector, then just sweat the two together, perfect result every time, unless you forget to put the heatshrink on to the cable first, not that I've ever done that you understand.....!
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