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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Remote power switch....

I'm just getting into night flying and planning to build my next foamy with a remote switch.
Are there any other options than the RC-Lights #5090 : Remote Power Switch?
http://www.rc-lights.com/products/RCL5090.html

The plan is to embed 4-6 SMD 5050 strips into a foam wing and then be able to turn them on/off without opening the ship.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :-)

-8th
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Cool suggestions. The Dimension Engineering Pico looks perfect

Thanks a bunch,
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Bear in mind that the two HobbyKing switches and the Pico switch, whilst they can handle more current than the rc-lights switch, will not supply power to the LEDs. They merely switch on or off a separate power supply. If you are going to be using less than 300mA the rc-lights switch would be simpler and much lighter.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 12:07 AM
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If you want to make your own switch, just take apart an old servo and add 2 resistors, then follow this wiring diagram:

http://fromemodelflyingclub.files.wo...witch-leds.pdf

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