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Offline Dennis Toth

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Component wiring layout
« on: September 14, 2020, 07:08:09 PM »
Most of my ships I have used the wiring as it comes for the motor leads, battery and timer lead. For my Ringmaster I want to shorten up the loose wires. The battery and power leads are fine but the control timer lead has the plug on it. Is it easier to cut the lead and just remove and replace on the ESC board or cut and replace the plug?

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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 09:04:18 PM »
I just wrap up the extra wire and put a zip tie on it.


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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 10:14:13 PM »
Most of my ships I have used the wiring as it comes for the motor leads, battery and timer lead. For my Ringmaster I want to shorten up the loose wires. The battery and power leads are fine but the control timer lead has the plug on it. Is it easier to cut the lead and just remove and replace on the ESC board or cut and replace the plug?

Best,   DennisT
If you are sure you are never going to use the ESC on anything else, I would go with the plug. Otherwise use the quicktie.

However, it is quite easy to cut some wire from  the center and solder it back covering with heat shrink.  Strip it back about 1/4" on each end, straighten out the strands and push them together like you are capturing a Banshee on Avatar.  Solder then utter your favorite cussword because you forgot to put the heat shrink tube on first.  : ~^  :-X LL~
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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 08:24:47 AM »
Ken,
Yes, will only use this for this airplane. So sounds like you think I should cut wires and add the new plug rather than remove and re-solder to the ESC board. Correct?

I guess I could try that as I have the crimp tool and the pins and plug body and if it doesn't work well then go a different route.

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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 11:11:31 AM »
The way I read Ken's post is: cut a piece of wire off from the middle, and then solder the ends together. That way you are still using the same plug.


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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 01:27:17 PM »
The way I read Ken's post is: cut a piece of wire off from the middle, and then solder the ends together. That way you are still using the same plug.
That would be my preference since I don't have the tools to re-crimp the plug.

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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2020, 07:07:21 PM »
I shorten speed controller single wires by cutting out a section and soldering the wires back together.   I strip about 1/2" of insulation back on each wire.  I then take the two haves and twist them together and solder them.  I then trim the resulting pigtail to about a 1/4" long and fold it back agents the wire and cover it with shrink tubing.  I do this with all three wires and then cover all three with a larger piece of shrink tubing.  I have found this give strong reliable splice of small wires.  Photos attached.
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Re: Component wiring layout
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2020, 07:08:51 PM »
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