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Old 07-09-2011, 06:19 AM
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Hi!
I bought some LiFePo receiver batteries (6,6v, 850mAh) and intend to use them in some of my Q-500 planes. 6,6V is a little too much voltage so I'm using a 6A diod to reduce voltage (0,7v) to something about 5,8-6v.

Have anyone of you tried this metod reducing voltage using a dioad?
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:31 AM
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No. Many of us have been using the LiFe as is with no voltage reduction and every thing seems to work just fine. I am also not using the high voltage servos.

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Old 07-09-2011, 06:49 AM
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Hi!
But using 6,6v or higher voltage will reduce servo life drasticly! A simple diod takes down the voltage to more normal levels...Anyone?
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Jaka, the plane will be long gone before the servos fail at that voltage


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i have been using 1100Ma a123 batteries for flight packs on 3004 and 9000 series futaba servos for three years with zero failures....others in our club use the same with futaba, spektrum, airtronics...zero failures
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