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Old March 31st, 2011, 21:10   #1
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soldering dean connectors on a LiFe Battery

So I have a B6 Multi-Function Charger and this Intellect 9.9v Life Battery.

Would I have any problems soldering deans on them?
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Old March 31st, 2011, 21:13   #2
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Nope.
Why do you ask?
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Old March 31st, 2011, 21:14   #3
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I have that same setup and had no problems switching it to Deans.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 21:22   #4
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Just make sure when you soldering the battery, make sure to cover one of the exposed wire... AND DON'T CUT THEM BOTH IN ONE GO! My scissor still got the burn marks on them..
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Old March 31st, 2011, 21:46   #5
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To echo Danke, cut and solder one wire at a time! Once you finish the first one, then cut the second one!
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Old March 31st, 2011, 23:36   #6
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As said...one wire at a time...cover with shrink wrap...then do the other.

Tin both terminals of the deans connector

Cut red wire...tin the end...place shrink wrap on wire...solder to +ve terminal of deans...clean up any jagged bits with a file. Let cool...position shrink wrap...heat shrink in place.

Cut black wire...tin the end...place shrink wrap on wire...solder to -ve terminal of deans...clean up any jagged bits with a file or sharp exacto (be careful not to nick the +ve terminal!!). Let cool...position and heat shrink.

Use an 80W+ soldering iron...the lower powered ones can take too long and transfer a lot of heat to the battery (not good).

With a bit of practice it takes no time at all. Practice on some spare wire first. Longer bits of shrink wrap are nicer than the little stubby bits that comes with most deans kits....automotive section of Can Tire.

I use plain lead free flux core solder....others prefer higher end stuff.

When tinning the wire end it's sometimes helpful to strip a bit more wire than needed...tin it and then trim it to length with a wire cutter. Get the wire/solder hot enough so that it flows into the wire strands or "floods" onto the deans terminal. If you find yourself "pushing" it on...your soldering iron isn't hot enough.

Best of luck.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 23:52   #7
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I find that with short leads the shrink wrap can be a headache. I have a tin of the liquid electrical tape to touch up the contacts when I'm done.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 21:36   #8
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To reply, I did it and it works perfectly. I followed everyones adivse and my mp5 works fine.

Thanks!
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I find that with short leads the shrink wrap can be a headache. I have a tin of the liquid electrical tape to touch up the contacts when I'm done.
son of a bitch thats a neat product, I never heard of that, where did you pick it up at? I just searched Crappy Tire but didnt see it. Is it called Liquid Electrical Tape or what?
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 00:34   #10
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Any serious electronics part store would sell that.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 02:13   #11
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I got mine at an tool and auto parts store out here, Lordco.
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son of a bitch thats a neat product, I never heard of that, where did you pick it up at? I just searched Crappy Tire but didn't see it. Is it called Liquid Electrical Tape or what?

I think Home hardware carries this, I am going to check it out.
This could help solve some shorting issues for me.

I did not know this existed, thanks for the info
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I think Home hardware carries this, I am going to check it out.
This could help solve some shorting issues for me.

I did not know this existed, thanks for the info
Edit: They sure do! http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/in...tt=Liquid+Tape

Let me know if you find some Todd! If you dont find it at a general store, and find it say at a specialty store out there in the city, grab me a bottle and Ill pay you next time I see you.


This stuff would have helped solve alot of small wire breaks over the years, save me from replacing an entire wiring harness in some cases.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 15:42   #14
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Lots of good advice here, also, you can drill a small hole using a 2.5m bit in the battery side of the deans connector's poles so you can thread your wire through, then flow solder on it, minimum hassle.
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Lots of good advice here, also, you can drill a small hole using a 2.5m bit in the battery side of the deans connector's poles so you can thread your wire through, then flow solder on it, minimum hassle.
This is a good tip, I totaly forgot to bring up. I did it to my gun with deans and it works great, its also alot easier to wrap the wire around through the hole. Then it holds it in place while you solder.

Make sure you use flux and a fully hot iron, otherwise, you can melt the plastic connector.
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