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Old May 15, 2010, 05:36 PM
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BM,

I've sent you a PM regarding your question.

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Old May 19, 2010, 12:38 AM
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BM,

Did that elusive 3A BAC finally arrive?

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Old May 19, 2010, 01:11 AM
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lol.... yes, got it this morning, thanks.

Looks good. Will try it out soon I hope.
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Old May 19, 2010, 01:14 AM
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Great stuff. You can run it from 1 pack, there's no issues there.
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Old May 21, 2010, 09:24 PM
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I've found some alternative 3A regulator units, though the specs are slightly different to the beloved one that I wanted to use. I'm going to see if I can make it work in a similar form-factor.
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Old May 21, 2010, 09:49 PM
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Old May 21, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Had any chance to fire yours up? .... not literally
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Old May 21, 2010, 09:59 PM
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sorry Paul, work is getting in the way of my hobby

Might try and get to the field on Friday....
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Old May 21, 2010, 10:05 PM
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Curse that work which gets in the way of perfectly good hobby time
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Old May 30, 2010, 04:12 PM
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Dual battery pack input with auto levelling

Hi Paul,

With the Dual battery pack input, would it be possible to have one input from an ESC & the second a battery pack?

If possible then I could use a smaller battery pack in my new electric glider and effectively have a backup flight pack.

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Old May 30, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Steve,

The problem with taking the input from the ESC would be that the voltage (5V) would be too low, since the regulator needs at least 1.2V overhead.

To do what you're thinking it might be easier to tap off the main pack directly, before the ESC.

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Old May 30, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Steve,

The problem with taking the input from the ESC would be that the voltage (5V) would be too low, since the regulator needs at least 1.2V overhead.

To do what you're thinking it might be easier to tap off the main pack directly, before the ESC.

Paul.

Ok, what about using the charge plug to get access to two cells?

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Old May 30, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Steve,

Yes, you can use the balance plug to do that, no problems there normally since you can safely pull up to about 3A through those pins.
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Old May 30, 2010, 07:03 PM
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Pld-bac3a

Ok, that's what I'll do, any idea when you will have more PLD-BAC3A ready?

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Old May 30, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Not sure as yet - busy respinning a design right now to suit new parts.
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