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Old Jun 04, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Prof100 View Post
Oops, it must be my iPad or it's operator. Here is the correct link.
I just read the post you referenced and the analogy of comparing the linear BEC to a continously variable resistor is correct. What's known as the "pass transitor" internal to the linear regulator is NOT a resistor, it's a solid state device which varies it's impedance/resistance and along with a bunch of internnal feedback circuitry in the regulator maintains the output voltage of said regulator fixed. Now AJ seemed to be talking about physical resistors in the ESC when he stated;

"Even then, those resistors (inside the package - you cannot see them without taking off the cover) will still get hot just sitting there."
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