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Old 01-14-2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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Hi, I was after some advise on pluging in a heatsink fan into my standard spektrum reciever.

If all three channels are full, ie: steering, throtle , and personal transponder in channel 3/aux

can i plut it into the bat/tel socket , will this give power to the fan / will it wreck the reciever?
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You should be able to plug it into your Batt socket without any problems. I'm not too sure on spectrum but on all the other ones I've used therte has been no problems with running a fan off of the batt plugs
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:04 PM   #3
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Yes - you should have no problems running it there.

I do without any hiccups.
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I have mine in the bat socket without any problems

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Old 01-14-2007, 06:41 PM   #5
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The fan can be run on any socket on the reciever just make sure its the right polarity.

However, I suggest running your fan on the batteries. Meaning soldering your fan to the wires running to your cells connecting to the ESC. It'll make the fan more effective and running of 6V from the BEC.
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you should look at you fan and it will tell you what voltage it can run off of,
I had the expieriance where the LHS told me to just hardwire it to the batt. so it can get 7.2V. instead of the 6 it would get through the , well went through two trinity fans that way, but I am sure most fans can handle it, the much more fan I have now works. better fan I guess.
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thanks guys, I did it but it runs real slow,
Then i noticed the voltage it said on the fan (7.2v) so i hard wired it direct to esc lead that conects to battery and it runs much faster / better, it is a cheaper fan (3 racing)

thanks all for the advise!!
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Most of the RC fans are rated 5V. There are some that are more robust and can take 7.2V without dissintegrating them in a few runs. I get my fans from electronics shops that sells fan for mush lesser than one with a RC manufacturers sticker sticked on. I get mine for about US$3-4 or so and its still funning in my car from day one.
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had muchmore 30mm fan soldered on esc for a couple of training sessions and the sucker died in the middle of 3rd heat; emitting foul burnt smell
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Had a shorted fan glitch me into the boards in the main recently. Needless to say, I won't be plugging it into my receiver anymore.
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Gday, if the fan is soldered onto the leads to the battery, that is, i use corrally and the leads run up to the male plugs, after a race and when marshelling, the fan/s still go and the motor is cooled down before you get back to it. I do have a radio switch but that is turned off after the race. If you go through the receiver when the radio is off, the fan is off, just a thought, plus Aussie rules state they run to the battery anyway
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you should look at you fan and it will tell you what voltage it can run off of,
I had the expieriance where the LHS told me to just hardwire it to the batt. so it can get 7.2V. instead of the 6 it would get through the , well went through two trinity fans that way, but I am sure most fans can handle it, the much more fan I have now works. better fan I guess.
Out of interest, does your Much More fan say 5V on ther sticker?

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