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Old 02-02-2005, 08:52 AM
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Default Futaba 9254 @ 6v

Can I run the 9254 @ 5V? I am using Li-Ion's regulated to 6V.
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:30 AM
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

The futaba tail servo's arent rated for 6v, they can be regulated down but I wouldn't reccomend running them on 6v
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

http://www.futaba-rc.com/servos/futm0211.html

Notice the entry under the 9253 and 9254 for 6v operation.
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

I have seen this question come up before. Simple quick answer is, they are rated for 4.8V only for a reason. Go ahead and run it at 6v, but when you crash because the fets in you servo are fried, take a picture for us!
Best deal I have found: www.cheapbatterypacks.com go to custom packs. Make a 4cell pack with some good cells. I got a 3300MAH pack and it was only $24.00. You are better off running it at 4.8V IMHO.
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

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I have seen this question come up before. Simple quick answer is, they are rated for 4.8V only for a reason. Go ahead and run it at 6v, but when you crash because the fets in you servo are fried, take a picture for us!
Best deal I have found: www.cheapbatterypacks.com go to custom packs. Make a 4cell pack with some good cells. I got a 3300MAH pack and it was only $24.00. You are better off running it at 4.8V IMHO.
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If was going to run it at 6V anyway,I wouldn't have posted this to ask the ? I run 9206's at 6V and they are aslo stated to run 4.8,The futaba rep said it would be fine,and they have beeen for over 200 flights. I am not familiar with the 9254,that's why I asked. I'm gald not everyone here has the same attitude you expressed. Thanks for the useful information you other guys posted. I can adjust my regulator accordingly.
Mike
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

Mike, I am sorry if you mistook my post as being derogatory. No offence was meant to be taken by you. After re-reading your original post I see you are running regulated 5V. That should be fine. A freshly charged 4.8v pack can be as high as 5.55V. and thats OK.
Again sorry if you mistook my post as being negative.

Sean
Old 02-02-2005, 08:55 PM
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

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Mike, I am sorry if you mistook my post as being derogatory. No offence was meant to be taken by you. After re-reading your original post I see you are running regulated 5V. That should be fine. A freshly charged 4.8v pack can be as high as 5.55V. and thats OK.
Again sorry if you mistook my post as being negative.

Sean
No problem at all,I appreciate your clearing things up,thanks for the help.
Mike
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Default RE: Futaba 9254 @ 6v

I've been using the 9254 and 9253 on regulated 6 volts for over 3 years on the 53's and just about 9 months on the 54's. As long as the voltage is requlated you're fine. Most servo systems are designed to run on 4 drycells which equal 6 volts. Most nicad 5 cell packs will come hot of the charger at 7+ volts and that's why Futaba and JR digitals don't like 5 cells.

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