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Old Feb 24, 2005, 09:10 AM
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UBEC 4.8V or 6V

Using the 6V vs the 4.8V UBEC will give higher torque and speed from the servos. Is that the only benefit? Are there a down sides to using the 6V UBEC over the more standard 4.8V?

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Old Feb 24, 2005, 09:36 AM
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Your input voltage needs to be at least two volts over the output voltage for best results.....

The 6 volt UBEC will make your servos draw more current....of course....the benefit is more torque and speed...
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Old Feb 24, 2005, 12:48 PM
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Some higher end digital servoes are not rated for 6v. Futaba tail servos come to mind. Many have been tested ok at 6v on a regulator.

If your servos can take it you might as well enjoy the extra speed and torque. It's a nice way of waking up some older, tired, gear you have lying around.

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