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Old 06-13-2009, 07:44 AM   #61
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Pretty much, only run a regulator if you've got servos that aren't rated for it, and have no history of working at that voltage... Unless you wanna be the lucky gambler

I'm tempted to take my CCBEC out of my truggy and go unregulated... Going to do some reading up on my throttle servo first

Just some tech any servo that runs the Fr6461 DIGITAL intergrated circuit and coreless motor can run up to 9Volts as for the receivers i dont know .
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Just some tech any servo that runs the Fr6461 DIGITAL intergrated circuit and coreless motor can run up to 9Volts as for the receivers i dont know .


Interesting.....any more info on this particular board/motor combo ?
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Old 06-14-2009, 01:26 PM   #63
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So the problem with not using regulator is only the servos or also the receiver? Most of you refer to the servos (I use ACE servos and MX-3FHSS receiver).

Also one important to me question: When the lipo is connected directly to the regulator and the regulator is then connected to a switch (closed), does the regulator draws current? So in some days your lipo will be exhausted?

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Most receivers are good for LiPo voltage, but you'll have to double check, as there's some that aren't.

And you should have the regulator on the OTHER side of the switch, as it always draws current.

You should, actually, always unplug the LiPo just to be on the extra safe side...
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Most receivers are good for LiPo voltage, but you'll have to double check, as there's some that aren't.

And you should have the regulator on the OTHER side of the switch, as it always draws current.

You should, actually, always unplug the LiPo just to be on the extra safe side...


X2...switch or Not UN plug your lipo when your not using it.
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I'm using a 4pk and bls351 servos and a personal transponder. do u guys think that its safe for me to use lipo 2s without a regulator?
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The AMB transponders, seem to be rated for a maxiumum of 8 volts... Not sure if that extra .4 volts is going to bother it or not.
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So the problem with not using regulator is only the servos or also the receiver? Most of you refer to the servos (I use ACE servos and MX-3FHSS receiver).

Also one important to me question: When the lipo is connected directly to the regulator and the regulator is then connected to a switch (closed), does the regulator draws current? So in some days your lipo will be exhausted?

Thank you!
The regulator will draw a small amount of current if directly plugged into the lipo but it is easier to plug the lipo into the switch and switch into the regulator, no need to turn off the switch with this configuration.
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I'm using a 4pk and bls351 servos and a personal transponder. do u guys think that its safe for me to use lipo 2s without a regulator?
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You have to use a regualtor in servos that are NOT HV. Spektrum receivers can handle the extra volts but ther servos can not unless it is made for HV,
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You have to use a regualtor in servos that are NOT HV. Spektrum receivers can handle the extra volts but ther servos can not unless it is made for HV,
No, you can go unregulated w/ almost any servo. Regular 5 cell packs peak at 8v so I doubt the extra .4v is really harming the servos.
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Ive never understood why you would need a regulator anyway. I run electic offroad also and run a 2s 25c 4900 lipo with the same receiver and lesser quality servos than 1/8 scale. Whats the deal with that ? Can someone explain the theory of why you can run it one way but not the other ?
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No, you can go unregulated w/ almost any servo. Regular 5 cell packs peak at 8v so I doubt the extra .4v is really harming the servos.
Ok Im not going to argue - you NEED A REGULATOR - with lipo and yes its a big difference from NHIM. I have burnt out 4 servos becuase I was told that I didnt not needs a regulator. No servo company will warrenty your servos that you have burnt out. well - to each is own
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Ive never understood why you would need a regulator anyway. I run electic offroad also and run a 2s 25c 4900 lipo with the same receiver and lesser quality servos than 1/8 scale. Whats the deal with that ? Can someone explain the theory of why you can run it one way but not the other ?

Your ESC regulate the voltage input going into the RX
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Ok Im not going to argue - you NEED A REGULATOR - with lipo and yes its a big difference from NHIM. I have burnt out 4 servos becuase I was told that I didnt not needs a regulator. No servo company will warrenty your servos that you have burnt out. well - to each is own
first of all servo's DO NOT need to be HV to take 2 cell unregulated...there are many brands and models that will accept it no problem's.....2ndly servo's will still be warrantied even if they were run on 2 cell unregulated....that's what a warranty is for....Hitec will replace a Chewed up servo a dog got a hold of....They WILL warranty a 2 cell lipo incident.
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