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Old Feb 24, 2002, 05:57 PM
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Zener Diode to Drop 3xQ830 li-Ion Voltage for Tiger Moth

Based on comments here it seems the GWS TM is somewhat lethargic with 2 qualcomm 830s. Since 3 cells would put 10.8v through the dxa this would end in disaster (+smoke ). Has anyone thought of adding a simple zener/transistor circuit to the output of a 3 cell pack to clip the voltage to a maximum of say 8.4v? The circuit would be cheap to make, light and since the current is <3A the heat buildup would not be significant. The performance may be a lot closer to a NiMh setup.

Just a thought...

Jon.
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