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tukkus 01-20-2007 07:08 PM

Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
I'm thinking of going cordless for my starter and I saw a good deal on (2) 8.4v 3500Mah packs. Connecting them in series I'll get 16.8v but I'm not sure if the motor on my Hobbico 90 tork master will be safe.

any thoughts ?

2slow2matter 01-20-2007 07:49 PM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
All the way up to 24 volts is safe, but the starter may not last as long. At higher voltages, the brushes may wear out faster.

js3 01-20-2007 11:25 PM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
Yes. Safe and it works great.

JohnBuckner 01-21-2007 02:12 AM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
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Not only is it safe it will be the best starter you ever used. I built the first one four years ago and it has seen near daily service since. Used an el cheapo hobbico starter and two 3000 Nimh seven cells in series. Have built two more for team mates since. It does have a downside and that is the tendency for it to keep disappearing from the my pit and the need to go down the line looking for it.

macdona 01-21-2007 04:21 AM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
I have been running mine on 18 volts for along time and have had no problem. Except for the same one that John Buckner has. Always looking for it.

pilot727 02-26-2007 11:42 PM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
I bought a starter for my large engine's, it is all black and i use two 3800 nickle metel batteries in it and it will turn any airplane i have used it on even gasers, but there is no name on the starter it will also start a heli with a button on the inside of the handle i looked through all of my reciepts and still i cannot find the website i bought it from ,a short time ago it was on the front page of rcu has anyone seen or used this starter i am trying to find the name as many of my friends want one, one of my friends has 4400 batteries in his the back flips open and the batteriers go right into the back and plug in, if anyone has one of these wonderful starters please do let me know where you bought it, thanks, rollie

RVM 02-27-2007 12:24 AM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
Where did you see the deal on the battery packs?

I'm thinking of putting at least that many volts through my Kavan starter...

pilot727 02-27-2007 12:49 AM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
mY FRIEND, THERE WAS NO DEAL IT COST ME ALMOST FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH BATTERY AND THE STARTER TAKES TWO BATTERIES, ALSO IF THEY HAD THEM MY FRIEND IS USING I THINK THE 4400 BATTERIES, I ALSO ONLY USE NICKLE METEL AS THEY HAVE NO MEMORY AND WILL TURN ANY SIZE GASSER OVER FOR A LONG TIME, I HELPED A GUY AT ST GEORGE LAST YEAR HE COULD NOT FIND A STARTER TO TURN IT OVER HE WAS IMPRESSED, LAST WEEK I TURNED OVER A DA-80 AND ALMOST FAST ENOUGHT TO TAKE OFF, NO BUT IT IS AN AMAZING STARTER I THINK I GOT IT AT CENTRAL HOBBIES I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE I BOUGHT IT, ROLLIE

JohnBuckner 02-27-2007 11:25 AM

RE: Is 16.8V for the starter safe?
 
[quote]ORIGINAL: RVM

Where did you see the deal on the battery packs?

I'm thinking of putting at least that many volts through my Kavan starter...
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This is the best price and charging arrangement out there. If you want the best portable starter arrangement out there agine there are no deals and you can/t buy them already set up, everyone would ***** about the price.

Warning though if you do assemble one at 16.8 volts or more your starter will tend to disappear at the field.

After five years my original 3000 Nimh batteries are getting tired and I have two of these sets on the way. Each battery comes with a peak detecting smart charger.

http://www.batteryspace.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=385


John


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