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Old 03-19-2010, 09:04 AM
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With people starting to use LiPo and LiFe batteries the voltages are increasing.
This is especially true with fully charged batteries.
What is the maximum voltage Hitec receivers, servos and digital servos can handle?
Especially some of the older items.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:41 AM
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6.0 volts (nominal voltage) for most servos unless listed higher like on our newer HV (high voltage) servos. Th receiver and buss can handle a higher voltage than what the servos and servo plugs can handle so thats your limiting factor.
Old 03-20-2010, 08:51 AM
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Brendan,
My concern is the fully charged voltage.
A 5 cell Nixx can have 7.0 volts when fully charged.
A LiPo can have 7.6 when fully charged.
Is it safe to use these without a regulator?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:59 AM
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:19 AM
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a two cell LiPo fully charged is around 8.4 volts.. not 7.6

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Brendan,
My concern is the fully charged voltage.
A 5 cell Nixx can have 7.0 volts when fully charged.
A LiPo can have 7.6 when fully charged.
Is it safe to use these without a regulator?
Thanks,
KW_Counter
The servo is the limiting factor, not the Rx. If a servo states specs at 6V that means you can use a fully charged 5 cell pack. If it states 7.4v it means you can use a fully charged 2S Lipo/LiIo/LiFe pack.

Mike.
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Thanks, Mike.
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