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03-23-2018 02:17 AM  89 days agoPost 1
Ken Filloon

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Whats everyone using for a switch and power leads to the receiver on a high voltage system? How many amps will your switch and connectors handle?
Switch type , wire gauge
Thanks, Ken

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03-27-2018 11:25 AM  85 days agoPost 2
Richardmid1

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While you can get heavy duty switches a lot of people are making a 'jumper' lead up. If you have already made a lead up with 2 receiver/servo plugs to go to the receiver/FBL unit then you just need to cut either the positive or negative lead and solder the ends into a single connector of your choice, then just make a short cable to jump across the positive the negative of the matching connector. You can extend the lead you cut so it is accessible somewhere outside the canopy. Plugging the jumper in switches the heli on and vice versa. Hope I explained that well enough?

60% of the time, it works every time!

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03-27-2018 11:38 AM  85 days agoPost 3
Richardmid1

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Very crude drawing!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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03-27-2018 02:19 PM  85 days agoPost 4
Ken Filloon

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Thanks for the reply, I do under stand what you mean.
Ken

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04-03-2018 06:53 PM  78 days agoPost 5
ticedoff8

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The best bet is to use a flybarless gyro with a built-in on/off switch.
The MSH HD gyros (iKON 2 HD / Brain 2 HD) have built-in heavy duty battery lead and a fail-on pin switch for remote on/off

You can also check out the on/off switches from Perfect Regulators or Castle Creations

Most HV heli setups in a 600 / 700 (or larger) flight system will draw 20A peak if they are flying hard 3D / smack style.
Powering on and off the flight system would see a low current. That would be 100mA to 300mA as the gyro initialized and started sending signals to the servos.

The diagram in the previous post would be good for super high current applications like a motor arming switch mainly because it looks like it is using a Deans-style plug / connector
It is kind of overkill for a receiver / fbl flight battery.
But, it would work

Most 2S LiPo battery leads use 2 "servo" style leads to connect to the FBL. This is typically a Y-cable with the Deans-style connector on the LiPo and the 2 servo-style connectors on the FBL.

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04-03-2018 07:23 PM  78 days agoPost 6
wjvail

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Richardmid1

Very crude drawing!
Very effective drawing. Right to the point. I've always had a soft spot for simple line drawings.I draw your attention to fig. 1.

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05-08-2018 04:18 AM  43 days agoPost 7
honda411

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I don’t use any switches except on one heli. I plug my ec3 connectors in when ready to fly. No switch failures. But a lot of switches now fail to on position these days.
My one machine that has one is a high voltage regulator system that has a pin and flag switch. Love it like crazy and super easy to use.

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