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fried recivers again

Old 10-27-2006, 09:49 PM
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I have a Jr XR2i that came with my losi aftershock. the problem i'm haveing is i keep burnning up my reciver. At first i will start to glitch and then when i go into my lhs where i run it you can smell the burnt elctronics. This is the second time i have had this problem. I'm going to switch over to spectrum but am worried that it mite be something i am doing
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Default RE: fried recivers again

most of the time when recivers go bad its due to heavy abuse do u jump ur car or wreck allot if so find some foam padding and make shure the reciver is padded well every reciver i have ever blow on me is right after a good hard bash session of after a nasty wreck
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i do a lot of jumping at the track but don't crash that much. I do have sitff suspension thoug. dose spectrum have the same problem. this is the second one in two months. so i'm looking at gettin the dx2
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How is it mounted in the car/truck?

Also consider that your rx battery could be shorting.
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Also look at the React we have great voltage protection in the Nomadio receivers.
Old 10-28-2006, 09:44 AM
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someone asked what voltage i was running them at how do i check to see if that is the problem
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Most RECEIVER packs are 4 or 5 cells no problem there most receivers can go to much higher voltage then that in fact most can go to enough voltage to burn servos but unless your running 7 or 8 cells direct no BEC it should not be an issue, check the wires out of the pack for any scuffs that are open check by the battery wrapper they fray there too.

What battery pack are you running?
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a 1400 5pack. the the first reciver fried on energizer rechargables. when i charge the packs i don't go above 2amp.
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Okay check the pack, servos, switch for frayed wires. Switches are notorious from problems
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will do . I'm getting the specktrum dx2 on monday. Replacing all servos and pack. are there any precautions that i should take so i don't have the same thing happen again?
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That should do the trick replacing it all is a sure way to get the bug good luck....
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i was looking at your contolers. how do they know what the temp is the rpm etc... can they really do all of that
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Yes they can do that. Receiver voltage sensor is built in so you always know what your receiver pack is doing you can set a warning level if it gets too low plus there is the built in failsafe. For temp and tach you install little "feelers" that send the data back to the radio. One other built in sensor is RF bind strength so you can see if you have a good connection to your car, no other radio has this.
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Yes they can do that. Receiver voltage sensor is built in so you always know what your receiver pack is doing you can set a warning level if it gets too low plus there is the built in failsafe. For temp and tach you install little "feelers" that send the data back to the radio. One other built in sensor is RF bind strength so you can see if you have a good connection to your car, no other radio has this.
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Just wait a bit on the DX2. The new Airtronics MX3FHSS is out, which is three channel and has more features than the DX2. The downside is that it costs $170 for tx and rx, without servos, but that's ok. I'd personally get the newer 2.4 ghz MX3 over a DX2.
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True FHDSS is a better technology (IMHO) then DSSS with higher RF output faster response and as I understand with the new MX3 rather then convert an old analog radio output to the digital RF section output they went pure digital witch will be better. If not Nomadio FHDSS 2.4GHz, Airtronics FHDSS 2.4GHz or Futaba FHDSS 2.4GHz

Is the Airtronics out yet I heard March 2007? But I have been out of the loop for a few weeks.

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