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04-24-2009 04:53 AM  10 years ago
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Elgreco

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Question on lipo voltage monitor
I am running 6 volts with an Arizona regulator and I have the 601 on my sceadu and like the fact that I can see the voltage on the display.

I feel safer that way since I fly all day with my battery and this way I can check every now and then.

I am thinking of eventually changing to another gyro and that would mean loosing the amp.

What else do you guys use to monitor your on board battery levels ?

I don't really like those cheap led monitors. Anything else on the market ?

I like to hear what people do to monitor their batteries. I don't feel like unplugging it all the time to check with my voltage checker.
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04-24-2009 05:10 AM  10 years ago
airboss

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I run 2s2500 X 2 for 5000 Rx power. this set up runs all my 8717s for 1 gallon of flights (8 - 9). and the recharge is about 2500-3000
with that lipo I dont worry about low voltage !
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04-26-2009 03:29 PM  10 years ago
ChristianM

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I am running 6 volts with an Arizona regulator and I have the 601 on my sceadu and like the fact that I can see the voltage on the display.
The display on the 601 will show 6 volts until the LiPo voltage drops below 6 volts since it is seeing the regulated voltage. When this happens then your battery is most likely over discharged and damaged so you better get another method to determine how much you have left. The easiest way is to calculate the average mAh consumption per flight and calculate how many flights you get until you have used up about 80% of the battery capacity. I also use a low-voltage alarm in case I should forget to charge the battery. It has saved me once or twice .

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04-26-2009 03:37 PM  10 years ago
Auto180_OCMA

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That alarm works great
I m using all the time, Cause most of the time after a flight i forget to even turn off the switch
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04-26-2009 10:12 PM  10 years ago
Elgreco

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The display shows 5 volts since it's regulated to the gyro, if that makes any difference.

But good point. I'll check that out.
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04-27-2009 06:41 AM  10 years ago
ChristianM

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The display shows 5 volts since it's regulated to the gyro, if that makes any difference.
That makes sense but it actually makes the situation worse so you would be well advised to find an alternative method to check your batteries like the low-voltage alarm I suggested.

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