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grosbeak 01-04-2012 08:25 PM

Optical ignition cutoff setup
I'm putting a DLE 20 in my Hangar 9 Pulse 125 XT. I configured my optical ignition kill setup tonight and want to make sure I did it right. The cutoff transmitter was pretty straightforward - I puzzled a lot over the receiver end, though. Here's the component:


Here's how I wired it (click the image to see the full-sized view):


The instructions state that you can connect the switch/charge lead on the ignition cutoff receiver to a battery or a mechanical switch - I'm doing the latter. The instructions don't mention the ignition cutoff receiver's charge lead at all.

My setup makes sense to me - but then, I've never done this before.

BarracudaHockey 01-05-2012 05:43 AM

RE: Optical ignition cutoff setup
What is your question?

grosbeak 01-05-2012 05:59 AM

RE: Optical ignition cutoff setup
Sorry, I thought it was implicit. Plainly stated, my question is, "For those of you with experience in configuring ignition cutoffs, does this setup look correct?"

deckerv 01-05-2012 06:54 AM

RE: Optical ignition cutoff setup
I think that looks like the way I set mine up... haven't used it yet though since it's winter :(

BarracudaHockey 01-05-2012 07:19 AM

RE: Optical ignition cutoff setup
Looks good. You always should have a switch between a battery and anything electronic like optical kills and that.

Tumalik 02-16-2012 09:47 AM

RE: Optical ignition cutoff setup
</div><div>Don't know if you had the chance to check out an alternative in optical kills, Check the TBM Wike Rc IBEF opto kill/regulator. I have one on my 540 50cc, powering the DLE 55 ignition. Simple and effective... saves the weight of ignition battery+opto kill. </div><div>
</div><div>Have mine plugged into my Rx which is powered by 2 x 2200 7.4 V 35-70C lipos in parallel (4400 amp total Mah and redundant based on parallel connection) and running through a dual sky-fail safe regulator giving out 8 AmP constant. Im sure you can substitute the lipo's with li-ion or liFe.</div><div>

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