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Old 02-18-2008, 09:59 PM
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Default How I power this receiver?

I bought a Dymond Receiver that looks very (exactly) similar to this Berg receiver:

http://www.rctoys.com/rc-products/CC-BERG4.html

The problem is it has connectors for the servos but I have no idea how to connect the battery to run the servos. Am I missing something?!?! Thanks for any help you can provide.

This is the specific RX: http://www.rc-dymond.com/products_pi...ndreceiver.jpg
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:42 PM
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Default RE: How I power this receiver?

If you are using some form of electric motor, then you need an Electronic Speed Control (ESC) to control that motor. The battery will connect to the ESC and the ESC will plug into the Throttle channel of the receiver.
If you are using a fueled engine, or no engine at all, simply plug a 4.8V receiver battery into any open channel connector on your receiver. It will connect with the same polarity as your servos; + is positive (red or orange), - is negative (black or brown) and Ω is the signal lead. The signal wire is always the lightest color of the 3 from your servo, either white or yellow.
If you plug something in backwards, it simply won't work, but it will not damage the receiver or the servos.
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I am flying a glow flyer using all four channels. I guess I use a Y splitter and run one to the switch & battery and the other to the servo? Not used to these little type receivers. Everything I have seen before were big ones with a specific plug for the battery itself.
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Yes, a Y-connector will work just fine.
Receiver manufacturers decided to remove that extra "battery only" socket to make the RX smaller.
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