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merdith6 02-28-2014 09:09 AM

switches
 
Looking for a switch that fits in the original location, has a charge lead and doesn't stick fall apart or whatever. The futaba one sticks after a few races, and I see three versions of Jr switches, a spectrum, and a few others. Which switch is the best.

nickdawg18 02-28-2014 09:38 AM

I use the jr switch.

MotoGod 02-28-2014 09:40 AM

I don't run one typically. I just run my battery lead outside of the battery box and connect it before a race. Had too many switch issues in the past to trust em anymore. Although I do hear great things about the KO Propo Digital switch.....

If you insist on running one, the JR seems to be a decent one.

mr240 02-28-2014 09:45 AM

Tried Airtronics, Futaba and Spectrum switches. All at some point had issues. And I even had covers over them. So no more switches for me. That includes my electric vehicles. Cut off the switch from the ESC as soon as I install it.

merdith6 02-28-2014 01:10 PM

Ok
 
which JR switch.

Nitro Tiger 02-28-2014 01:23 PM


Originally Posted by MotoGod (Post 13051730)
I don't run one typically. I just run my battery lead outside of the battery box and connect it before a race. Had too many switch issues in the past to trust em anymore. Although I do hear great things about the KO Propo Digital switch.....

If you insist on running one, the JR seems to be a decent one.

Same dont run a switch, just something else that can play up. I did run the Ko 2 switch, worked well, just be careful if you run lipo, you leave the battery connected when the switch is off and it will drain/kill your lipo.

Danny B 02-28-2014 01:36 PM

http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/2-wi...connector.html

Ditch the switch, helps to be handy with the solder iron to get it neat and tidy but I've never had it come apart, I did have one wire that broke inside the casing but that was after a year+ of use. I've had that happen with other stuff before too. for the price you can get plenty of back ups, don't forget to get an extra set to setup a charge lead as well.

MotoGod 02-28-2014 01:49 PM


Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 13052323)
http://www.usledsupply.com/shop/2-wi...connector.html

Ditch the switch, helps to be handy with the solder iron to get it neat and tidy but I've never had it come apart, I did have one wire that broke inside the casing but that was after a year+ of use. I've had that happen with other stuff before too. for the price you can get plenty of back ups, don't forget to get an extra set to setup a charge lead as well.

oooh I like the idea of the locking plug. Gonna have to get me a few of those.....

Shawn_S 02-28-2014 04:08 PM

There's no need really to even switch connectors. Just use the regular servo lead on the rx pack, run a servo extension out of your rx box, and use a safety lock like this one.


http://www.valuehobby.com/accessorie...fety-lock.html

coneman 02-28-2014 05:34 PM

i don't use a switch either. had problems before. i just run a couple of leads outside of receiver box and use deans micro plugs. one goes straight to the battery and i can charge the battery if needed.

Franchise 02-28-2014 10:51 PM


Originally Posted by coneman (Post 13052963)
i don't use a switch either. had problems before. i just run a couple of leads outside of receiver box and use deans micro plugs. one goes straight to the battery and i can charge the battery if needed.

Yep. Me to. If you use the deans micros just make sure you get the polarities right or you'll be sorry.

aussies1129 03-01-2014 02:54 AM

Try these half the price of a ko propo and they work well
http://www.skyrc.com/index.php?route...product_id=168

fbrk8r 03-01-2014 03:25 AM

I run the Spektrum switch. I like the fact that it has larger gauge wires. As far as them going bad, they are in a very rough environment. It is an item that i replace every so often.

tom1974 03-01-2014 04:37 AM

i use ko it s fantastic!!!
there are robitronic or vp pro (similar skyfly)
and pro lux
http://www.ebay.it/itm/Prolux-One-To...item3f28445e50

ozziii 03-01-2014 04:49 PM

I tried the Flysky switch, I wont be trying it again. While they work good, they don't last, the mounts are a bit weak as well & can break easily if not careful. I have heard from a few people that had similar problems with them as well.
I didn't have mine long, on a 1/8 nitro buggy, it just stopped working, was fine the day before when tested, then I drove 300+km to a race, got set up & went to start buggy, no power to the receiver or servo's, switch had fried itself.
Maybe they just can't handle the abuse they get from a nitro buggy & offroad use, might be better in something on smoother ground. I now use a normal switch (sanwa) & haven't had a problem.


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