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Old 2018.10.08, 01:25 PM   #1
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Soldering Brushless motor wires

I am totally new to brushless. I just got a PN 5500 v2 motor. I understand that there are 3 wires and which one goes where.

My question is: Do I solder them to the 3 little u-shaped bracket on the side of the can? It is mostly green chip-board material and it doesn't look like there is much metal there. Do I have to take the end bell off? That doesn't seem right. Seems like a stupid question, but I thought I'd better ask before I screw it up.
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You solder to the 3 tabs on the PCB. Don't take the endbell off.

Just be sure that the solder doesn't bridge the tabs. Tin the tabs lightly, with good tin on the wire.

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What EMU said. Here's another picture for reference:



One thing to remember: you might get better results and a more organized rear end if you don't make all your wires the same length. See my pic for example of what I mean.
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Looking at your pic, I should clean up my soldering a little

On VE Pro boards, I reuse their wires and just cut off the bullet connectors. On the standard VE with rainbow wires I swap out the wires entirely. The plastic used for the rainbow wires is stiff.
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Thanks guys,! That's what I needed and what I would have done if left to my own devices. Thank you! Superfly, that looks exactly like my motor. I do have a VE pro board. I am planning on cutting off the bullet connectors. Thanks for the tip on the wire lengths, I would have kept them the same length.
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Thanks guys,! That's what I needed and what I would have done if left to my own devices. Thank you! Superfly, that looks exactly like my motor. I do have a VE pro board. I am planning on cutting off the bullet connectors. Thanks for the tip on the wire lengths, I would have kept them the same length.
I went through the trouble of ordering fancy micro 2mm bullet connectors and did a full set of color-coded, heat-shrinked wires exactly the same as stock. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how much I hate that bundle of wires I have to zip-tie to the motor mount in a stock setup, and opted for a much more minimal setup. It's fine because once I put a motor in a car, I rarely change it out. I just couldn't see the reason to have that much wire back there. Just be sure to have your disc damper in place as you plan and measure your wires. I got some 22 ga. really soft silicone wire, and tried to sculpt a wire path that was as short as possible without interfering with the damper or otherwise stressing or binding the suspension.
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