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HelicopterMain Discussion › Purchased Kiwi Regulator - How do I attach a switch to it?
09-03-2009 12:05 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Amarjit

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Hi Everyone

How would I attach a more conventional JR switch (On/Off) to a Kiwi regulator vs. the flag pin device that Fromeco sells. Is it no different than any traditional setup with a switch? I.E. one lead into the regulator, one for charging, etc.?

Thanks!
Andy K

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09-03-2009 12:58 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Sillyness

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The switch in the KIWI is built into the regulator chip.

There are 2 ways to connect switches.

1) The switch in the KIWI is on when the contacts are OPEN and off when the contacts are CLOSED. If you connect a switch to the switch port of the KIWI you CANNOT charge through it. The switch port is only a logic port and doesn't pass any current.

2) You can add a switch in series between the battery and the KIWI. In this case you essentially have 2 switches in a row (KIWI plus switch) and add extra weight and failure points. I wouldn't do this.

Mine is set up with the pin switch plugged into the KIWI. My RX battery is an A123 with a balance tap. I charge through the balance tap directly using a Cell-Pro charger... don't have to disconnect anything.

Hope this helps.

Also... FWIW... I have my cyclic servos plugged directly into the KIWI, 3 jumpers to the RX, and the everything else runs off the RX at 5.2V. Pretty slick.

Cheers

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