Traxxas iD Battery Technology Explained

Posted by Traxxas on Dec 2nd 2015


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The standard for efficiency, ease of use, and high current handling.

Features:
  • All electric Traxxas models are equipped with Traxxas High-Current Connectors
  • Built in balance plug on LiPo batteries
  • Multiple locking barbs keep terminals secure
  • Keyed to only plug into the correct style Traxxas charger
  • Shrouded wire connections
  • Wide surface area, gold-plated terminals
  • Traxxas Connector has 24.5 times less resistance than a Molex connector
  • Reverse polarity protection makes it impossible to connect backwards
  • Textured surface for easy gripping
  • Secure, positive locking spring loaded terminals for consistent contact
  • Durability: 1,000+ connections with no resistance gain
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High-Current Connector Revolutionary concepts come in all shapes and sizes, and the patented Traxxas High-Current Connector defines the standard for efficiency, ease of use, and high-current handling. Traxxas iD-Equipped Power Cell batteries include new Traxxas High-Current Connectors as standard equipment.

With today's brushless motors and high-density, high-discharge battery packs, using a wimpy connector is like attaching a garden hose to a fire hydrant. The pressure is there but the flow is strangled with resistance. Traditional connectors are simply not up to the task.

The Traxxas High-Current Connector flows current like a fire hose with virtually zero voltage loss from power-robbing resistance. The Traxxas connector is a better-engineered solution for real-world use. Large, textured surfaces on the plug bodies are easy for fingers to grip and the clever reverse-polarity protection makes Traxxas connectors virtually impossible to plug in backwards. Shrouded wire connections eliminate the extra steps to install heat shrink tubing. Beefy, gold-plated copper terminals with large, spring-loaded contact areas ensure a perfect connection every time. Even after thousands of uses, Traxxas connectors maintain their precision feel and incredibly low resistance.

Traxxas High-Current Connector (with iD Auto Battery Identification)

Goes Above and Beyond any other Connector

The new High-Current connector is more than just another connector, it's a virtual fail-safe. Each High-Current connector is specifically designed to mate with the proper charger (TRA2970). This means no more accidentally charging a LiPo on a NiMH charger. For LiPo batteries, the new High-Current connector eliminates the need for fumbling with a clumsy external balance lead. Traxxas has given the ability for iD Power Cell LiPo batteries to be balanced through the High-Current connector. Traxxas High-Current Connector (3S LiPo)

Whichever iD Power Cell battery is used, the advantage of the High-Current connector is significantly safer and more efficient charging. It's all accomplished while meeting Traxxas' strict power delivery and high performance standard.