TQ Wire Sensor Cable (150mm)
This is a TQ Wire Sensor Cable. TQ sensor cables are made from high quality silicone insulated wire and tube. These units are extremely soft and flexible and will not tweak 12th scale or pan cars. The silicone wires are burn resistant and crimped at the insulation (not just the conductor) for improved durability. Choose from a variety of lengths to best suit your application.
NOTE: Length is measured between the connectors.
This product was added to our catalog on August 29, 2012.
This is an odd review because I am critical of the product but I don't necessarily blame the product. 5 stars is based on all the examples I've had worked fine out of the package and gave me some service time. Specifically A-main product description mentions 12th scale onroad applications and they do not mention the purposes I used them.
For me they have been problematic for long term use in my SCT, E-Buggy, and 4wd buggy. In some cases I can see the copper starting to pull away from the connector and possibly causing shorts or other issues (loss of sensored mode or break down). The last one that failed had no visible signs of failure that I could see but the motor control returned to normal after changing it.
I'm switching to the flat wire product it seems like the wires being bonded would likely increase their stability at the connector. Otherwise I would just need to replace these as PM process because they end up failing for ??? reasons, probably along the lines of 4 race days. If they are implying these are specifically for onroad use, I do believe they would hold up better under those running conditions than the gritty tough world of offroad racing.)