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Old 08-24-2010, 01:10 PM
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Just wondering the best way to use 2 battery packs on one Futaba R617FS receiver. Iwould like to use (2) 2000mah nimh packs, what is the best way to connect both to the receiver? Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:18 PM
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You bet. The best way to set up is two seperate batteries running through 2 switchs and then plug each one into a seperate channel on the receiver. By doing this way you get complete redundancy in the case of a failure of any component (battery or switch). If you don't have enough open channels on the receiver you can use a Y-harness and plug the battery into one side and the servo lead into the other side.

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Thanks for the reply! The receiver is rated to 6v, and only has one battery port (ch 7 is marked 7/B). So I could use a Yharness and plug into any other channel even though it's not marked, and this won't short / fry the receiver?

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All receivers have a common power buss. any open port will do. If all the ports are used then a Y is all you need. Dennis
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What DadsToyBG said.

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