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Re: Fixing Shorts/Figuring Out Color Codes For Various Coils, & Hard wiring Or Waterproof Plug Wiring Info For Excals Too...
Posted by: Critterhunter
Date: July 22, 2012 08:29AM
Good info I wanted to post here about the coil connectors from somebody. Also, I'd add that when wiring up a connector if you don't have a heat gun you can use a lighter to shrink shrink tubing. Heat shrink tubing can be found at radio shack and should always be used on each wire individually as well as over the entire bunch of wires as a whole to finish up the job.

If you don't know how to solder head up to your nearest hobby shop that sells RC planes and cars. Often they repair stuff for customers and for only a few dollars they'll solder your coil repair for you. I know how to solder myself but I'm into RC electric planes and would see many people bring non-RC stuff into the shop to have them do a quick/cheap solder job on.

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I just had the same problem with my connector on the meter. When you take the connector apart, look for the damaged wire. How I fixed mine was to cut them evenly, solder off the left overs and solder them back on. This is important: They have to be very short. What you want is to have the black wire casing to be able to clamp in the connector. At the rear end of the connector. When you put the piece with the 2 screws back on make sure the wire casing is going to be clamped down. Make sure you put lock tite or a piece of black tape around the screws or they will work themselves loose.

I'll add one more tip to that. In RC I use nail polish on screws for things like motor mounts to keep them from vibrating out. Not on the threads, but just a bit around the head of the screw or bolt. It will easily crack with enough tork from a screwdriver so you can later take it back out, but it will keep the screw or bolt from working it's way out. Just right around the edge of the head on it AFTER it's been screwed in.

And here's a thread with a good source for high quality but cheap coil plugs, as well as more info on potential problems and repairs with coil plugs and such...

http://www.findmall.com/read.php?21,1708431,1715045#msg-1715045



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/22/2012 08:36AM by Critterhunter.


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