deans connectors have lower resistance compared to the standard tamiya plugs. the higher resistance of the tamiya plug means heat will be generated aa currant is lost. In extreme conditions it is possible to melt the connection together.
you can use deans connectors on the battery , esc and motor . here is a pic
Changing to Deans means changing ALL your plugs on your batteries, charger/s & car. Deans plugs are like $8-10 a pair, so that's not a cheap venture.
Tamiya plugs do need the occasional cleaning to keep them working well. Use motor spray & a toothpick to clean inside the metal contacts.
Also use a tiny screwdriver to push close the 'female' plug (car/charger); these open up with use.
If you're good with soldering... I'd also go an solder the wire onto the metal contacts - this is a big cause of heating. However you'll have to find a way of getting the plugs out of the nylon sockets (push in the little tabs inside).
With a little maintenance & common sense the Tamiya plugs work well.
2 pairs will do it yes. the conntection from your motor can be direct soldered or you can use deans as well. if you do this its is best to use male on the motor side and female on the esc side so that you dont confuse the 2 sets of wires coming out of you esc
changing plugs on you esc will void your warrantee but you shouldn't worry too much as futaba speedys are relaiable provided you don't get them wet or short them out. My mc330cr speedie as seen over a year of abuse and is still going strong. i have deans on both the battery and motor side as well
Umm... hope you've noticed those are copies, NOT the Real Deal?? (Get yer facts straight, will ya pls? Compare apples with apples, not backyard IBM PC clones!
The REAL stuff looks like these:
The REAL goods cost between A$7.50-9.95 at the LHSes I checkin at. Probably a bit cheaper if bought direct from USA - where they're made.
Not saying the cheap copies (asian/china?) won't work; heck I also see lots of cheap Rollex watches at the night markets. Also heaps of ppl walking around wearing Rolax & TugHuey and carrying their VL, Channel & Guccci as if others can't tell from a mile off *sad*. Dunno about you folk but if I can't afford to buy genuine luxury goods, I rather not be advertising the fact by buying their fakes.
At least the fakes also come in different colours other than Red - pro or con?
But genuine Deans have worked well for me all this while, so no reason to change. I get real if only for the peace of mind. Works too well in fact... if they weren't working without rest all night, wouldn't have scraped the wall at 74-76km/h: