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    Connectors ~ Deans Plugs

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    xt60 to Deans adapter
    Deans parallel adapters (connect two batteries as one)
    Deans Plugs / 20 sets
    deans plugs with pigtails

    Deans Plugs are one of the simplest designs out there for a 2 conductor plug set. It is constructed of 2 bladed connectors with one set 90° to the other, preventing reverse connections. The benefits of Deans plugs are the efficient size and a reasonable power handling capacity of 60 amps continuous. The primary drawback is they they require an efficient soldering technique since they will deform if too much heat is used. They are sized to accept 12 - 14 AWG wire , however due to the open design are able to be used with a wider range if needed.
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    1. How much current can these safely handle?
    2. Are these easy to solder to?
    3. What size wire do these take?


    1. This size Deans Plug is rated for 60 Amps.

    2. Soldering to a Deans Plug is easier due to its open design, however care must be taken to avoid overheating. Applying too much heat can deform the plastic housing, keeping both halves of the connector mated during soldering can help maintain proper alignment.

    3. These are best used with 12 - 14 AWG wire but the open design allows use of a wider range if needed.

    Be careful of the clones and the moisture resistance is awful. Pigtails make them better, but I think they are best left to the hobby kits cars, drones, and the like.


      When soldering wires onto Deans connectors, insert the male and females together until you are done, and everything has cooled off.

      This way the pins will stay in perfect alignment if the housing gets "soft" from the heat of the soldering iron.

      Deans aren't bad for indoor connections (like chargers, etc), but for anything outdoors, I prefer XT60's, or XT90-s, due to better moisture resistance.