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Old May 02, 2009, 08:20 PM
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Jazz Programming Card - What do you really need to do??

Have a Jazz 40-6-18 and the programming card. Only problem is the card instructions leave much to be desired. So:

1. Do you have to plug a battery into the power leads of the ESC?

2. Does the card have to be attached to a receiver?

3. Does the receiver, if used, have to have an independent 4 cell battery plugged into it?

4. If the whole idea of the programming card is to program the ESC with it, why is there a receiver connection at all??

5. Does there only need to be a receiver connection if the ESC does not have a BEC circuit?

6. If the ESC does have a BEC and if the answer to 1 is yes, does anything have to be attached to the REC input on the card?

If Kontronik would only have a hookup diagram it would certainly clear up some points.
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Old May 04, 2009, 07:41 AM
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1. Yes
2. Only if you want to programme the fixed end points from the transmitter.
3. No - it can use the BEC from the ESC.
4. To allow you to programme the fixed end points and brake positions from your transmitter if you want to.
5. If the ESC is not BEC you need a battery supply to the card. You only need a receiver to programme fixed points.
6. No - provided you are happy with "auto programme" stick positions.

I agree the instructions could be better, and I have attached a picture showing mine connected to a JAZZ 80-6-18 and a receiver using BEC.

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Old May 04, 2009, 03:03 PM
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Thanks, that clears things up nicely.
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