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Old 10-14-2015, 05:33 AM
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Guys,
I am sure that many of us are tired from the 1.2V NiCd or Nimh glowplug adapters,
that have to be charged before every flight.

I am searching for a while to find a glow adapter that can handle our 12V Pb batteries that
we all carry for our engine starters,
and provide out glowplugs with the appropriate 1.2Vs.

I recently found this one:
It has a Input Current: 1A 6-24V
and
Output Voltage:1.20V-1.25V

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Old 10-14-2015, 06:47 AM
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I have not tried that one that runs off of 12v but have been using the wired connector that connects to my field box glow igniter connector. I have not used the NiCad or nimh battery glow igniter in years. The wired one always has a charge and I can turn it hotter or cooler with the twist of a dial. I have however accidently plugged it straight into the 12v outlet once and fried 2, yes 2 glow plugs before I realized I had it plugged into the wrong outlet. With this system, it looks fool proof. You could even plug it into a lipo battery if you wanted.

The only downside that I have had with the corded igniter has been that I have to bring the airplane back to the starting bench every time if it dies where as with a NiCad, you can plug it in out on the runway and give it a flip with your finger and be off. Other than that, I think that item would work great. I have a c cell battery powered glow igniter in my field box for emergencies if my battery on my box dies. I have used C, AA and AAA in it before with a little bit of change as needed for spacers. Works in a pinch.
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The problem with NiMh and NiCd is that they only have enough voltage when they are absolutely fully charged, while the average voltage during discharge is only 1.2V.

The best handheld driver I've tried are the Lipo battery ones with a regulated 1.5V output, independent on battery charging state; http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN1926

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Old 10-16-2015, 04:32 PM
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Prolux make a unit similar to the one above and also one that connects to a battery lipo .life whatever . They are good units and well worth buying . Hobbyking sell one like Kostas is refering to and I got one that lasted about 5 min . Everyone has issues with them . What I did was cut the plug driver off and soldered in one these hobbykings units and this works well I have mine connected to a 5s 5000 lpo and all good so far , you can use far smaller batts if u wish .
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_1_5V_4A.html
This is the prolux one I have
http://www.prolux.com.tw/exec/produc...-FEATURES&lg=E
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Originally Posted by Kostas1 View Post
Guys,
I am sure that many of us are tired from the 1.2V NiCd or Nimh glowplug adapters,
that have to be charged before every flight.
If you have to charge the glo driver after every flight your doing something wrong. I have 3 McDaniel Ni-starters (glo drivers) of the nicad type and any of them will last all day long through many starts. In fact they usually last through several days of flying.

http://www.sonictronics.com/xcart/home.php?cat=284

The corded ones in my opinion suck because not only do you have to use the flight box or external battery but many times I have seen the prop catch the cord. The best compromise for the corded option is something like the RCats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN8F41o_y4k Dennis

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Old 10-19-2015, 06:22 AM
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I think that you use something like this mounted on your field box?
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