Changing out the SCT connectors

The standard SCT connectors get extremely hot during gameplay when you’re using 11.1V batteries due to the current draw. This seriously affects battery and blaster performance. The solution? Switch them out for Deans or XT-30 connectors.

I’m heading to Jaycar now for some new Dean’s plugs to change out on the blaster and batteries and I’ll post an update on fitting them.

https://www.jaycar.com.au/deans-style-60a-2-pole-gold-plated-connector-male-female-set/p/PT4450

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I love the XT-30’s tiny and more than is required

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Decided to go with XT-60’s over the Deans

https://www.jaycar.com.au/xt60-2-way-■■■■■■-connectors-plug-and-socket/p/PT4458

Lol, b.u.l.l.e.t is a banned word if you’re wondering what’s blanked out

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First safety tip, don’t do what I just did without thinking and cut both battery leads off at the same time - instant short and probably lucky the battery didn’t explode :grimacing:. It got hot fast.

A quick check with the battery checker and it was all good thankfully.

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End result worked out ok. I didn’t check what size heat shrink I’d need and assumed I’d have the right size but of course not, so insulated with the hot melt glue

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I ended up cutting a notch in the back of the buffer tube for easier access to the plugs.

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