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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › Need a 5v regulator that reliable. know of any?
10-21-2004 02:56 AM  13 years agoPost 1
hasani82

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I need a 5 volt regulator. It seems that the closest I can find on order are the 5.1 volt regulators from Duralite. Know of any 5 volt regulators that I can purchase?

thanks

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10-21-2004 03:15 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Ace Dude

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10-21-2004 04:19 AM  13 years agoPost 3
Raffy

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Try Powerflite regulators.

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10-21-2004 04:32 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Ace Dude

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Is Powerflite still in business? I plan to use the Fromeco units myself.

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10-21-2004 05:00 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Dr.Ben

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Powerflite is no more.

You can PM me, and I'll tell you some things that I've learned the hard way about regs, including some very bad stuff that most don't realize until bad things have occurred.

Ben Minor

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10-21-2004 10:13 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Colibri

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Ben: Why not post it? I'm also interested to hear about these problems.
Tim

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10-21-2004 11:42 PM  13 years agoPost 7
rtrickyjr

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Me too ...

perhaps you can help me keep from learning the hard way, too

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10-22-2004 12:02 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Dr.Ben

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I'll tell you why..................

All of us have potentially isolated incidents with one product or another. The first thing some guys do is go posting a fricken flame job on the product and the guys that sell it. In rare occasions, the posts are warranted. In most other cases, all that gets accomplished is a bunch of returning flaming and guys claiming that the original poster is full of crap, has no experience, didn't read the directions, etc, etc. I honesty don't want to engage in that nonsense. I did have a serious problem with one type of regulator, and I can pretty well support what happened to me after doing some research with some other companies. I don't think it's serious enough to cause mass hysteria, but it did nearly kill two models for me. I'm happy to explain what happened to me off of the general forum, but I'm not going to do it here. It's just not appropriate.

I hope you understand.

Ben Minor

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10-22-2004 05:55 AM  13 years agoPost 9
rtrickyjr

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Ben ...

Wisely, and respectfully said.

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10-22-2004 07:51 PM  13 years agoPost 10
w.pasman

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There are also adjustable regulators. Maybe even duralite has them?

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10-22-2004 09:53 PM  13 years agoPost 11
hasani82

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DURALITE CAN MAKE CUSTOM REGULATORS!

I ended up ordering a set of regulators customized for FREE from Duralite at 5.0v. This is great so now I can use my duralite batt with my digital servos! Spoke with a really nice lady (i believe to be the owner) and she said that they can customize the regulators from 2.7 volts and up. I ordered two with the switches.

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10-23-2004 03:56 AM  13 years agoPost 12
jandrews

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Smart-Fly
http://www.smart-fly.com/Products/R...r/regulator.htm

UBEC
http://www.koolflightsystems.com/ultimatebec.htm

ACT Powerbooster
http://www.acteurope.de/html/elektronik-zubehor.html

Waypoint S-BEC
http://www.waypoint-rc.com/prod04.htm

I have tried of these but the Waypoint and they work fine. I am using them with 6 to 10 servos.

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10-23-2004 11:20 AM  13 years agoPost 13
w.pasman

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BTW the servos for 4.8V work perfect with 5.1V too. I think they can even work at 5.6V or so, because that's what you can easily have from a freshly charged NiCd pack.So why do you want exactly 5.0V?

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10-23-2004 01:51 PM  13 years agoPost 14
dariof

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Fromeco (AZ Heli website or Fromeco web site).

They have regulated switches that IF they fail in flight, will not cut power to your system.

I use both Fromeco and Duralite regulated switches. They re 5.1V however.

Why the need for 0.1 volt less??

Best Regards, Dario

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10-23-2004 09:59 PM  13 years agoPost 15
rtrickyjr

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fromeco

only, at the present time, goes to 5.2V, per an email from kurt. Also, they're regulators only have two wire plugs, making it more difficult to install one between the gyro/servo for the tail rotor. They are working on one that will incorporate two regs, one will be for the gyro and will be adjustable to 5v.

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10-24-2004 02:32 AM  13 years agoPost 16
ajet216

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I just bought a 5.4 volt one from Batteriesamerica.com for 19.95 hooked it up to a voltmeter was reading 5.1-5.2 with no load comming off a 4400 ma li ion pack 7.4volt works great so far we will see how it last

(PHROGS FOREVER) Don Jeter

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10-24-2004 02:32 AM  13 years agoPost 17
ajet216

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10a constant 20a peak is what the instructions say

(PHROGS FOREVER) Don Jeter

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10-24-2004 05:18 AM  13 years agoPost 18
Tom DeWinter

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I just tested a batteriesamerica reg tonight. At a constant 3 amp load the outside of the heatshrink on the regulator reached 200 degrees in one minute - forty seconds.

I discontinued the test. No way will this regulator survive a 10 amp continuous load.

Regards,
Tom

Quad Cities RC Whirlybirds -- FunFly July 12 & 13, 2008 Davenport IA
Plan Now to Attend!!!

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10-24-2004 07:46 AM  13 years agoPost 19
jandrews

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Not all BECs are created equal. Most of the ones built into speed controllers clip the excess voltage above 5 volts and must dissipate this as heat. More load = more heat. The ACT powerbooster is a DC to DC converter and can handle high source voltage and high loads and still remain cool enough to hold in your hand. Connect this to your drive battery on an electric plane and and eliminate the RX battery, or if you like use a small RX battery in parallel to serve as a buffer / backup. I have done this with the ACT, UBEC, and Smartfly.

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10-25-2004 04:10 AM  13 years agoPost 20
Ace Dude

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Per the specs on the UBEC at the URL listed above it's only rated at 3A continuous. I wouldn't use one in my heli.

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