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Old 05-16-2009, 11:01 AM   #1
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i have noticed that these servos state Ni-cd use only is there a reson for that or are they safe for use with ni-mh and lipos.
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They should work with Lipos without problem. Just make sure that the regulator you use can handle the high amp draw by the servos.

Using them with NiMh would sometimes let the voltage drop low enough to let the receiver do a reset.
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Using them with NiMh would sometimes let the voltage drop low enough to let the receiver do a reset.
Cheers for the quick reply could you please explain the Nimh again i dont quite understand

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i mainly use NiMh and dont really want to go to lipos unless i really have to i have bad experiences on lipos including a wrecked motor due to regulator failure.
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NiCd's are more capable of sustaining their voltages during high amp drain situations i.e. the servos are under load. Under load situations, the voltage of the NiMh would drop momentarily and let the receiver turn itself off and then on again. The moment it turns on, the receiver has to check for an open channel again before reconnecting with the transmiiter.

You can still try it with NiMh though. Just make sure that your receiver can sustain the lower voltages. The Spektrums in particular are very sensitive to low voltages.

Hope this clear things up

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NiCd's are more capable of sustaining their voltages during high amp drain situations i.e. the servos are under load. Under load situations, the voltage of the NiMh would drop momentarily and let the receiver turn itself off and then on again. The moment it turns on, the receiver has to check for an open channel again before reconnecting with the transmiiter.

You can still try it with NiMh though. Just make sure that your receiver can sustain the lower voltages. The Spektrums in particular are very sensitive to low voltages.

Hope this clear things up

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cool thanks mate i am running the 4pk for the first time with these servos and i was just concerned over that little statement i will be running them in the steering of my RC8 so i will give a serious testing before i go out a crank a big race.
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are the servos direct lipo compatible
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is there anything else i need to know before running these servos.
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can these servos take a lipo direct.
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can these servos take a lipo direct.
only one way to find out and then it will answer the question for me so go ahead give it a try whats the worst thing that could happen
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only one way to find out and then it will answer the question for me so go ahead give it a try whats the worst thing that could happen
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i just got the same servo..i run an rc8e and of course u use lipos...have any problems with it?
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yeah but doesnt the speedy regulate the voltage going to the reciever hence you would only be putting out 6 volts to to the servo.
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99% sure an ESC outputs 6V, the servo would be fine on an electric set-up, not too sure on the LiPo part though.
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yeah thats what i thought im just gonna have to try it and find out what happens.
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yeah thats what i thought im just gonna have to try it and find out what happens.
me too
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