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Old 05-11-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default rc8b on/off switch

Hey guys i had a problem this past weekend, i lost my on/off switch. not literally its still there but my battery sizzled for some reason and screwed up all my 3 lines coming out of the on/off switch.

what do i do now? I do still run by direct connecting the cables for battery but its kinda trash to me to not have that fixed.

i cant find parts for it, am i naming it wrong? actually i dont even know the name so...

any help in advance id appreciate.

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this otta work for it.... most of the switches seem to be universal, so if you go to like amain or nitrohouse, just search for switch....

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ging-Connector

http://www.nitrohouse.com/p18486/SWI...duct_info.html

the JR one is probably the best out there with the charging cord hooked up, makes life very easy
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Almost any switch will work.
http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...itches&x=0&y=0

I spray my switches to keep them clean with denatured alcohol or simple green.
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My favorite switch. I have used several and this has been the best with lipo.


http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...2pin-connector
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Hey guys i had a problem this past weekend, i lost my on/off switch. not literally its still there but my battery sizzled for some reason and screwed up all my 3 lines coming out of the on/off switch.

what do i do now? I do still run by direct connecting the cables for battery but its kinda trash to me to not have that fixed.

i cant find parts for it, am i naming it wrong? actually i dont even know the name so...

any help in advance id appreciate.

thank you.
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Best switch you can use is to eliminate the switch entirely. Use a good set of plugs and just plug in before you race and un-plug when done.

I myself use Deans Ultra Plugs (been around in electric forever, and can take the beating of off-road)

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ra-Plug-1-pair

The switches made by the radio manufacturers are not really made for a dusty-off road environment, and I myself have had too many fail me too many times. Also, these switches and their wires really aren't made to handle Lipo power. If you will notice, the wire on a Lipo RX battery is about 2x as big as the wire on the switch.
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ok so i just take out those 2 small screws on top and can easily swap out switches? nice
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the best on/off switch is no switch just a direct connetion with deans plugs.

i, use regular deans plug you do have to cut open the receiver and battery box to make it wider or you can use mini deans.

the, only way switches ever last is cleaning them every time your done racing its not worth it.


jonebone: yes, you unplug the switch from the receiver and the battery and than take the two screws out of the switch and that should be it.

and than unsolder the wires on the circuit board on it and leave the reciever plug on it.
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just use a switch boot like this so you don't have to clean it
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Why not going for the KO one touch button electronic switch?
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just use a switch boot like this so you don't have to clean it
dont most chassis come with these?
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I have used micro deans plugs and eliminated the switch, very easy to run and not bulky. Never had an issue.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ized-Connector
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The RC8 receiver box is too shallow for some switches like the above Futaba switch. You need to look for a shallow switch (top to bottom height). I use the JR Sport Switch, with the Hot Bodies switch boot. The switch will not hit the bottom of the receiver box causing switch failure. You will need to enlarge the switch hole to use the boot. The boot also acts as a shock absorber so don't over tighten the 2 little switch screws. No matter what anyone says there is nothing easier than using a properly setup switch. And always mount the switch so ON is forward - so when you hit something hard it won't turn off. I race every weekend - both truggy and buggy and have never had a switch fail in my RC8's.
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