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Batteries and receiver channels

Old 08-08-2017, 02:07 PM
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Default Batteries and receiver channels

I'm sort of new at this. All the receivers I've looked at have the battery plugging into one of the channels. Does this mean if I need 4 channels I'll need a 5 channel receiver or how does it work out.
Old 08-08-2017, 06:45 PM
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Some manufacturers have separate battery input on the receiver. Some do not. Either way, the receiver/servos are normally powered through a BEC (Battery Eliminator Circuitry)...like an internal one in an ESC (electronic speed control).
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So how do i know if I need one with the extra channel for the battery or not
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If you use a speed controller BEC it will power the rx through the throttle channel wire.

If you use a separate feed you can Y harness it to an existing channel or plug it into any open slot.
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Ok thanks that helps looks like I need type get a y cable it's on a nitro truck so no bec
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Personally I would Y the battery to the throttle channel.
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Originally Posted by cobra513 View Post
So how do i know if I need one with the extra channel for the battery or not
Sorry for the late reply to your question. If you have an Airtronics 4ch RX like mine all you need is a Y harness and it tells you this in the manual for MT-4.
You can find these on line. You just have to pay attention to the polarity of the plug that goes into the RX.
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