View Full Version : Should I convert my Tamiya battery ends for Deans?

07-25-2004, 12:54 PM
Do you guys think I should convert ,or buy new when my batts die, my batteries from Tamiya ends to deans? Will this give me longer run times? I use my electric r/c mostly for backyard and street bashing. Please give me the advantages of deans plugs. My charger is also a Tamiya, should I convert that as well or is there an adapter I can buy for charging deans?

07-25-2004, 01:11 PM
well deans are a whole lot better than the Tamiya plugs, they have less resistance so better electrical flow to the battery. I suggest you Hard wire your motor wires though. This will give you no resistance b/c there is no plug connectiong them so you might see a small performance gain in your motor.

07-25-2004, 01:15 PM
Does it increase runs times? That's my main concern for street bashing?

07-25-2004, 01:44 PM
if there is u woodnt notice it... for bashing ur fine unless u start to melt connectors...

07-25-2004, 03:26 PM
still change them, i really only bash and i still only run Deans.

07-25-2004, 03:35 PM
Definitely replace them even if you are only bashing. They will last a lot longer and give you fewer troubles.

07-25-2004, 04:33 PM
sludog - when they are NEW, chances are you won't see a big difference, but as they begin to age, like at about the 10th to 20th run, you will DEFINATELY see increased run times.

In addition to being high resistance anyway, the female half - the "tube" - begins to stretch, and no longer squeeses the pin tightly. Additionally dirt and oxidation begin to build up on the contact surfaces, increasing resistance even more. At this point they begin to feel hot at the end of a run, which is a definate sign you are losing both punch and run time.

Everyone uses Deans, I use Race Preps, many use Power Poles - any of those are an excellent alternative to Tamiya-style connectors. They will always hold tightly and the metals are harder and have far less resistance.

07-26-2004, 08:48 AM
I use deans but powerpoles are easier to get apart.

07-26-2004, 08:52 AM
Thanks, It's so long since I was into electric r/c it seems like I am starting all over again. I been only driving nitro for the past few years so batteries are not my speciality.

07-26-2004, 12:38 PM
I like powerpoles myself. Easier to assemble and you can run shorter wire to your packs if they are side x side.

07-26-2004, 01:52 PM
I have melted tamiya plugs with a mod motor. I would always say if you are considering getting plugs then you should get better plugs.