ORIGINAL: Nick Yuhasz
Thanks for the quick reply and great products.
One last question: With the Expander unit, I assume all connected servos could draw current until wire or circuit traces fail. With the onboard regulator of the PowerSystem, I read it can handle 7.5 amps continuous across all servos. Does that mean the Expander unit could inherently handle more amps overall before failing?
I am being offered the ''New in Package'' PowerSystem at the PowerExpander price (I assume to reduce their inventory) and I want to be sure I am choosing the correct unit since the 4 PowerExpanders I have are great!
On the expander there are still some active circuits in between the batteries and the servos, the BatShare circuit for instance. The BatShare uses 12 amp diodes (continuous, 130A pulsed) so there is a limit that would be reached before circuit traces gave out. When you start regulating you have more active circuits and the regulator has to dissipate heat to drop the voltage. So you have to make sure you do not overload the regulator and cause it to fail. That is why we specify a plane size when regulators are involved, for the PowerSystem Comp 12 Super its 100cc class planes. Who is selling you this, you are sure they are a Smart-Fly dealer?