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Old Apr 16, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Phoenix Ice Lite 50: What's a red LED indicate?

Hello all,
Hoping someone who is familiar with one can help.
My motor(rimfire.32 aka 42-50-800) calls for a 45amp esc. Using a 4S 5000 lipo. 3 standard digital servos.
So I used the Ice lite 50 since I had it on hand.
When I run the motor up to slightly below 3/4 throttle the led is amber.
But when I add more throttle it turns to red. Is this normal or does the red mean it's on it's way to burning up?
Also, in case it matters, I was testing without a prop.
But in any case, would still like to know what the red led is indicating.
Would appreciate any help.
Thanks.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 02:15 AM
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http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...oenix_ice.html

From the Castle site:

Red LED
Blinks out c • ell-counts /error codes
• Flashes a little at low throttle
• Flashes a lot at high throttle
• Solid on at full-throttle
• Pulses quickly when governor-mode is locked
Yellow LED - used for Data Logging (Phoenix Ice, Phoenix Ice Lite
and Phoenix Ice HV only)
• Yellow LED flashes when logging, and is on continuously
when log is full.

So, I'm guessing what you percieve as amber is the red led flashing. Otherwise, sounds like things are working as they should - GO FLY!!

Hope this helps.

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Old Apr 17, 2011, 08:04 AM
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As Steve says... solid red indicates full throttle.

Don't test run for extended periods (>15 seconds) with no prop!
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 10:30 AM
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http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...oenix_ice.html

From the Castle site:

Red LED
Blinks out c ell-counts /error codes
Flashes a little at low throttle
Flashes a lot at high throttle
Solid on at full-throttle
Pulses quickly when governor-mode is locked
Yellow LED - used for Data Logging (Phoenix Ice, Phoenix Ice Lite
and Phoenix Ice HV only)
Yellow LED flashes when logging, and is on continuously
when log is full.

So, I'm guessing what you percieve as amber is the red led flashing. Otherwise, sounds like things are working as they should - GO FLY!!

Hope this helps.

Steve
By amber, I meant yellow. It blinks red way before(just over 3/4 throttle) full throttle.
Appreciate the link, but have already checked it. Many times. I haven't found anything stating what the led colors indicate though.
Thanks anyway.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:10 AM
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Uhhh, reread my post, which I got directly from the Castle site, which you "...have already checked.."......."Many times."

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As Steve says... solid red indicates full throttle.

Don't test run for extended periods (>15 seconds) with no prop!
What happens if you do? I had no idea that was a no no.
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Old Apr 17, 2011, 11:42 AM
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A considerable amount of heat .....and no cooling air flow.
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Old Apr 18, 2011, 10:02 AM
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Sorry Steve. Understand now what you wrote.
Guess I should have read it one more time.
Thanks and cheers!
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