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Old 11-12-2013, 08:02 AM
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Default Balance tap for telemetry voltage

I fly 3s and 4s in my gliders
futaba 14sg with telemetry
the external voltage supply is supposed to be soldered into the Motor battery wires
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i use a voltage led readout and beeper that I leave plugged into the balance tap
it works fine
when I hear it beeping I land
i was thinking of using a "Y" harness on the balance tap and if the external voltage connection to it
i found a website that described connecting low power consumption devices to the balance tap and they work fine
all I need is a voltage read out they draws little to no power
plus my led readout/beeper
is this ok?
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:56 AM
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Sorry no one answered and I don't know the answer, but would be interested in what you learned.
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I found a website on use of lipos
he says that you can use a balance tap for all sorts of things
i googled
lipo balance tap use
or something
all I want to do is measure voltage for telemetry
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Google
lipo balance plug uses
i found an article from tjin tech - all about lipo balanceconnectors
and rc universe - pulling power from the balance plug
a response was - 1-3amp max and be careful to not draw too much from individual cells it will unbalance them
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