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11-14-2005 01:26 AM  12 years agoPost 1
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I have a Fromeco Regulator that I bought about a year ago. I just installed it in one of my birds.

I have seen on the Runryder and Fromeco web site say that it cannot be set below 5.5 V but my unit, using the adjustment pins can go as low as 5.2 V. What gives ?

I have set my voltage to 5.26 V and I have checked the output with three different Fluke Voltmeters.

My power supply is a 4000 mah battery at 6V (no load 6.55V on average).

So what is the truth here ?

Anyone else has any similar experiences with these Regulators ?

(This is not the Arizona type).

Thanks

Nick

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11-14-2005 02:30 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Ts8103

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Fromeco has several regualtors that can be set to different voltages. All you have to do is tell them that you are using it for helicopter and they will send you the right one.
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11-14-2005 02:16 PM  12 years agoPost 3
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OK folks, ...lets try READING the post first before we reply

Question stands, since it wasn't answered.

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11-14-2005 02:25 PM  12 years agoPost 4
ESWLFSE

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I've read the post a few times and it looks like you have a Fromeco with more adjustability than you paid for, a Fluke meter that you checked the output with, and a nice battery. I don't see the question.

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11-14-2005 02:26 PM  12 years agoPost 5
ESWLFSE

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double posted

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11-14-2005 02:29 PM  12 years agoPost 6
cwhover

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I believe when heli pilots started using the Fromeco reg, they changed the adjustment range. I have 1 of the old style regs that only goes down to 5.5, and a newer version that goes down to about 5.2, so I imagine that is the one you have.

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11-14-2005 03:46 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Phaedrus

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FWIW, I have an Arizona regulator. The specs say it can go up to 6.25 volts on the servo/RX side. Mine will not go above 6. I called Kurt and he told me that they tweak them after feedback from the field. I suspect that this is what happened with the regulator above. They make great stuff, and the website is often the last thing to get changed.

The Arizona regulator is very cool. I run the servos/RX at 5.75 volts and the gyro gets a steady 5 volts. I've been using their stuff for a few years now. All of it has been rock solid and very reasonable priced.

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11-14-2005 06:43 PM  12 years agoPost 8
mrrc

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you can not go wrong with Fromeco Regulators and batteries
i had duras and sold the whole set and got 3 pin switch regs
2 4800 and 1 2400 all work perfect

and kurt is a+++++++++++++++ all the way he will bend over backwords to help out

thank you wayne hunt

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11-14-2005 09:51 PM  12 years agoPost 9
JKos

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FAA,
There have been a few variations of the regulator over the last few years each with its own adjustment range. If yours is a year old, then you probably have a previous version which did go lower than the currently advertised unit.

There is nothing wrong with your regulator. Fromeco products rule.

- John

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11-15-2005 02:20 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Glenn in Den

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Yup. As you've been told already you have one that works properly.

I bought mine about a year ago too but I already knew back then that they were capable of going down to around 5 volts (I think it's 5.1).



Glenn.

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11-19-2005 06:08 PM  12 years agoPost 11
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Thats great.

If that is the case why dosen't Kurt advertise it ?

There are many that believe, (including myself), that the Fromeco regulators will not operate below 5.5 V.

I find this feature excellent.

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11-19-2005 10:17 PM  12 years agoPost 12
cdrking

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Seattle

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In my instructions it does say that it's adjustable from as low as 5.3 volts up to whatever, I don't remember the higher voltage. (Mine is the older style, not Arizona version)

I just readjusted mine and got it down to 5.3. I have seen that it will occasionally while adjusting voltage go dowm below 5.25.

They have an excellent product. My regulator and 4400 mah pack have many cycles on them and are going strong.

Jeff

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11-20-2005 12:22 AM  12 years agoPost 13
Dr.Ben

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Richmond, VA, USA

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The main reason that Kurt doesn't stress the lower voltage capability of the Pre-Arizona reg is that the plank guys, who comprise a lot of his market and for whom the reg you have was originally intended, tend to set their voltage in the high fives or six volts. The major concern for voltages in the low fives is for the most part a heli specific issue related to our gyros. My Fromeco reg will go down to 5.3 v (rounded to nearest tenth V) just like yours does. The ability to get the voltage as low as possible is largely tied to how precisely you short the adjustment poles. I ended up using a push button switch to get mine right. It's easy to blow right by the lowpoint and head back up again.

Ben Minor

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