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ZachB10 08-24-2010 01:10 PM

Dual receiver battery?
Just wondering the best way to use 2 battery packs on one Futaba R617FS receiver. Iwould like to use (2) 2000mah nimh packs, what is the best way to connect both to the receiver? Thanks in advance.

RCKen 08-24-2010 01:18 PM

RE: Dual receiver battery?
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You bet. The best way to set up is two seperate batteries running through 2 switchs and then plug each one into a seperate channel on the receiver. By doing this way you get complete redundancy in the case of a failure of any component (battery or switch). If you don't have enough open channels on the receiver you can use a Y-harness and plug the battery into one side and the servo lead into the other side.


ZachB10 08-24-2010 01:19 PM

RE: Dual receiver battery?
Thanks for the reply! The receiver is rated to 6v, and only has one battery port (ch 7 is marked 7/B). So I could use a Yharness and plug into any other channel even though it's not marked, and this won't short / fry the receiver?


DadsToysBG 08-24-2010 01:24 PM

RE: Dual receiver battery?
All receivers have a common power buss. any open port will do. If all the ports are used then a Y is all you need. Dennis

RCKen 08-24-2010 01:25 PM

RE: Dual receiver battery?

What DadsToyBG said.


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