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Old 07-16-2008, 09:41 PM
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Do any of the smartfly power expanders provide short protection,like if a servo has a direct short??Thanks,Vann
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:02 AM
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Hi,
The servo signal wires are individually buffered so if a signal wire shorts on a channel it will not affect the other channels. As far as power goes, each power pin is connected to the main power bus by 4 15mill traces that will fuse if the short has a long enough duration. I believe this is basically what the PowerBox does also.
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Sir,thanks for responding,i just lost a bird the other week,a 5955 servo shorted and tripped the fuse in my lith. bat and lost radio and broken heart!I thought about soldering a fuse inline or something,but if your power expander will protect from that happening,that sounds like the ticket!Or i might need to use another brand servos!though I havn't a clue what a 15 mill tracer is!?Thanks ,Vann
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