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09-22-2016 08:22 PM  12 months agoPost 1
mikenike

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I have a Spektrum AR9110 power safe receiver. The only ports that are vacant are aux2 and aux3. Can I power the esc fan from either of these ports.

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09-22-2016 09:14 PM  12 months agoPost 2
doorman

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Yes "IF"

The fan is rated from 4.8 to 7.4
So, if you are running up to 7.4 you can pull power direct from the rx

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09-26-2016 02:29 PM  12 months agoPost 3
jschenck

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yes, I run the fan on my CC160 directly off an open RX port - any port. You can even use a Y connector if you don't have an open port.

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09-26-2016 10:02 PM  12 months agoPost 4
ticedoff8

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Morgan Hill, CA. USA

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The answer is "That Depends"

The fan is "rated" at 5V DC.
That means it may simply spin faster with higher voltage.
Or it may spin fast for a few seconds and then die.

If you receiver's (of FBL gyro) is running a 2S LiPo (8v), then you may burn out the fan.

Call Castle.
They are a friendly group and should be able to tell you definitely what their recommendation is.

My guess is they will tell you that you can run it at whatever voltage you want.
But they will be able to tell how the fan died if you return it for a in-warranty repair and I bet the deny the "free replacement"

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09-26-2016 10:36 PM  12 months agoPost 5
jespicer1

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I have run my castle 160 fan on my Forza 700 at 7.4 volts for well over 100 flights. No issues.

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09-28-2016 02:54 AM  12 months agoPost 6
1helimech

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NW Fla....

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I have 55 flights on my Protos Max with the fan running on 7.4 VDC also no problems here..... and the ESC stays nice and cool

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