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Traxxas High-Current Connector Male (2)
Traxxas High Current Connectors and Adapters
With today's brushless motors and high-density, high-dischargebattery packs, attaching a wimpy battery connector is likeattaching a garden hose to a fire hydrant. The pressure is there,but the flow is strangled with resistance. The Traxxas pursuit forsuperior innovation and performance has led to the developmentof a new standard, engineered to remove the limitations oftraditional connectors.
The Traxxas connector is easier to handle than old-styleconnectors with large, easy to grip surfaces. The feel is silky-smooth as the contact surfaces glide together. The superiordesign provides multiple levels of protection making it virtuallyimpossible to make a backwards connection or short the terminals. They are easy to assemble with molded-in wire shrouds that eliminate the need and extra steps to installheat shrink tubing.
- Beginning in late July, all electric models will begin shipping with Traxxas High-Current Connectors installed.
- Initially, customers will need to convert their existing and newly purchased battery packs to the Traxxas High-Current Connector. Over time, battery makers should begin supplying batteries with the Traxxas Connector installed.
Traxxas has adapters for LOW-CURRENTapplications. They are intended mostly for charging use, butmight be used in some vehicles being careful not toexceed the current rating of the Tamiya-style side of the adapter.
What adapters are available?
- #3061 - Adapter, Traxxas HC male to Tamiya-style female (1)
- #3062 - Adapter, Traxxas HC female to Tamiya-style male (1)
Why did Traxxas design a new connector?
Traditional connectors in use today were not keeping up withbattery technology and the needs of Ready-To-Run customers.Today's batteries have greater energy density, higher capacities, and higher output that exceed the current handling capability of typical Molex (Tamiya style) connectors. These older connectors were never intended to be used in high-current applications. Other high-current connectors on the market can handle the current load, but they are generally difficult for the average user to handle and assemble, and some do not offer enough protection against a reverse-polarity connection.
The Traxxas High-Current Connector flows current like a firehose with virtually zero voltage loss from power-robbing resistance. Beefy, gold-plated terminals with large, spring-loaded contact surfaces ensure positive current flow. Even after thousands of uses, Traxxas connectors maintain their precision contact and incredibly low resistance.