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10-23-2006 09:10 PM  12 years agoPost 1
LennyDude

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Maine USA

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Does anyone know what voltage I should run this light string on?

I have the light string driver and a package of green light string. The driver has a simple JST connector on it.

Thanks for any help

Lenny

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10-23-2006 09:17 PM  12 years agoPost 2
zipphreak

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Attleboro, MA

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I believe its like 5-8v DC input. So a small mah 2s lipo would be a good choice.

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10-24-2006 01:20 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Showstopper

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I'm going to run my light string on 7.4v lipo. They should not pull many amps.

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10-24-2006 03:54 AM  12 years agoPost 4
LennyDude

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YES.........

Thanks for the replies...............I found on the Align site that 7.4 is correct and should last up to 4 hours on a 750mah 7.4V lipo

Lenny

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10-24-2006 04:09 AM  12 years agoPost 5
marc8090

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Long Island, N.Y.

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I run mine on a 2 cell 250mah lipo. I know one guy who uses a regular old 9 volt battery with good results, although the driver is only rated to 8.4 volts.

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11-05-2006 08:21 AM  12 years agoPost 6
essence25

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Chicago, IL

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My friend is using this align inverter directly to the 11.1v lipo connector (with y harness) and looks like there are no problems.
He is using it on a T-rex 450SE with 2 el light strings.

Can there be any problem because of this ?

I'm thinking of doing the same thing, so I can eliminate the need for an extra battery.

Any suggestions?

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11-05-2006 02:45 PM  12 years agoPost 7
KamikaziRcPilot

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Cincinnati, OH

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I checked the amp draw with the light driver with two 1.5m strings attached: .050 amps

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11-05-2006 08:29 PM  12 years agoPost 8
essence25

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Chicago, IL

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So why do we need the dedicated battery to power the EL driver ?


Also the driver is rated at 5-8v yet he is using it on 11.1v.
Does anyone know a driver that is the same dimensions as the align one
but rated at 9-12v ???

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11-05-2006 11:43 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Sam Verlander

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Hampton,Virginia - USA

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The Align driver is the smallest, lightest and best glow driver I have found. I use 2 on my Trex and run a total of 4 glowires and power them both off the 11.1volt battery. I have ran them for a wile now and haven't had any problems so far. I would think if they were being over driven with to much voltage the driver would get hot but they run cool so I see no problem and at $8-9.00 each not worried if they burn out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5wPWHjgVCA
Sam
In Virginia

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11-06-2006 01:16 AM  12 years agoPost 10
KamikaziRcPilot

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Does anyone have the scoop on how these work?

Just curious...

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11-06-2006 01:34 AM  12 years agoPost 11
Sam Verlander

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Hampton,Virginia - USA

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Try this link. It seems to explain it. I use their super bright glowire but use the Align driver.
http://glowire.com/basic_glowire_information.htm
Sam
In Virginia

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11-06-2006 02:30 AM  12 years agoPost 12
Torkroll

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Bakersfield Ca

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So I run 4 cells in my T-Rex 450.
It's a 4 cell pack and a 4 cell motor.

Can I run 2 drivers in series? and use 2 or 4 glow wires ?

Anyone who says it's a small world never tried to walk to Zimbabwe.
Jerry

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11-10-2006 01:06 PM  12 years agoPost 13
essence25

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Chicago, IL

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I found who makes the align drivers.

It is EPICENTER. They have even smaller drivers that run at
9 and 12v respectively. So I need a 9V one since it has 9-12v range anyway.

Here is their site if anyone can order these it would be super cool:

E12-652Y
E12-948

here is a distributor:
http://www.lampbank.nl/kk_301212.html

Datasheets
http://www.ave-nl.com/epicenter.html

MFG
http://www.epicenter.com.tw/

The 6v one badged by align is E6-653R

Now find a way to order.. Imagine even smaller inverter than align
one.

Using the smaller 9V inverter (note the E6 = voltage 6v) directly to the T-rex lipo would be the best choice since the inverter sucks around 85-100ma.

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11-10-2006 06:32 PM  12 years agoPost 14
blackkat98

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Shreveport, La USA

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Yea! I was wondering why all you guys are adding extra batteries for the glow wire. Most guys are running 7 or 9 channel radios and have a spare socket to plug the inverter into. Then you can turn it on and off with a switch on your transmitter.

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11-10-2006 07:23 PM  12 years agoPost 15
Gary Jenkins

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Nowhere, US

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You could also use a "y" cable to the receiver.

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11-10-2006 10:47 PM  12 years agoPost 16
essence25

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Chicago, IL

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Well most people would be paranoid about their BEC which usually is 2A for supplying the power to the inverter. An extra 100MA should not cause any concern as of current draw.

I still think the better way would be to connect it to the battery direct using a 9V inverter from EPICENTER as I mentioned above. I also noticed the inverters draw less current the higher the voltage rating. Ex: 5v draws 85-100mA 9v 65-85mA etc...

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11-10-2006 10:49 PM  12 years agoPost 17
essence25

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Chicago, IL

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trex450uk, you picked the worst color for your night flying... LOL

Blue is horrible, my friend has orange on the canopy and blue on the tail, the other night we took the heli as far as we could see and almost lost it. The blue instantly dissapeared, but thanks to the orange we were able to turn in nose in and still see it.

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11-11-2006 06:34 AM  12 years agoPost 18
T.J.

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St. Louis

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I run my invertor straight from my 3 cell lipo. I actuall soddered the align invertor to the main battery connectors on my CC35 ESC. It has worked great. On my newest version V2 I use one invertor and 4 diferent colors spliced together to make my ship light up I really need to take pics of the V2 and put them up.

If you want to see detailed pics of how I put my night rig together take a look at my gallery. I was one of a verey small handfull to start using the invertor off the main pack Once the invertors maid it over here.

Thanks, T.J.

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11-11-2006 07:06 AM  12 years agoPost 19
essence25

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Chicago, IL

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So its fine on the 6V inverter ? Does it get hot etc ?

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