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Old Feb 26, 2006, 08:44 PM
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Running Two Controllers

I'm setting up a plane with two motors and controllers. I'll be using the newest CC25 controllers. Do I have to remove one power lead on one of the controllers or can i leave both BEC's connected?
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Old Feb 26, 2006, 11:20 PM
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No removing wires, CC controllers are built to work in parallel.

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 01:33 PM
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Just remember that you don't get twice the servo support with 2 ESC.
Bernie once said it's closer to 1.5 not 2x.

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 01:42 PM
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No removing wires, CC controllers are built to work in parallel.

David
Ummmm

Check that - I was told it works with some, but not all.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=372016

The thunderbirds are a noteable exception.....

You should also be cautious (I would suspect) about combining old and new PHX 25's as their BEC's were of different ratings.

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 01:58 PM
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Mike,

BEC's on the T-birds can be paralleled, but they do not offer the programming functions necessary for multi-motor setups.

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 02:13 PM
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BEC's on the T-birds can be paralleled
Cool, so the BEC's can be, but the controllers should not...

Same result - don't do it!

So can you take an old PHX 25 (1.5amp) and new one with 3amp and have that work?

Truthfully I have been told by others to just use one ESC anyway. Several report very good results. Might be worth a try.

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 05:42 PM
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BEC circuit is a very simple voltage regulator, and does not interfere with one another, you can use them in parallel as you please, ESC age and generation does not matter. (as long as its 5V, which may change in the future)

You can also use 2 Thunderbirds for 2 motors on one plane . Phoenix line is simply a higher end esc line, which offers more features, for higher precision, which makes them better candidates for multimotor planes, helis etc.

(BTW - Thunderbirds are even used in certain planes to drive 2 motors of one esc, with great success. "Jinx" come to mind)
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Old Feb 27, 2006, 06:32 PM
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The reason I wanted to run both BEC's is because I'm running two seperate battery packs and figured that having two seperate hook ups would give me a "fail safe operation" excluding the RX.
They are in a Multiplex "Movie Star".
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Old Mar 01, 2006, 12:17 PM
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Jiggiba,

A typical twin set up is:

• One ESC for each motor Y harnessed on the receiver, both BECS enabled.
• One large battery Y harnessed to the ESCS, keeps the same voltage to each ESC
• Change ‘Throttle Type’ to ‘Fixed’
• Change ‘Cut Off Type’ to ‘Soft Cut Off’

The goal here is to keep both motors running at the same speed and to not have one cut off completely at ‘Low Voltage Cut Off.’

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Old Mar 01, 2006, 08:53 PM
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Current limiting disabled as well.
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Old Mar 02, 2006, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for the reply Bernie.
One of the things I want to do with this set up is to controll both motors seperatly. Program some mixing with the rudder-motors. So I don't want to run a Y for the esc hookups.

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Old Mar 02, 2006, 07:43 PM
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I can see no info on the CC website about a phoenix 25 with 3 amp BEC.

The BEC current is still shown as 1.5 amps, in the users manual, which is the only document I can find that shows the BEC capability.

Is there really a new one? Put the data on your website!

Is it really 3 amp continuous?

Thanks!
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Old Mar 02, 2006, 08:50 PM
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It is really out, its there, its old news already...
Manual is not up to date...
Its really 3A continuous, if you are using 4 or 5 NiMH battery pack....

You need to read up and try this new feature, called search
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Old Mar 02, 2006, 11:43 PM
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Alas, I figure the best place to find out the real specs on a product, are at the website of the manufacturer. Which is really why I posted here, to get them to update their website after they finish moving.
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Old Mar 03, 2006, 10:49 PM
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Yeah thats so true... such info is really due for some updates...
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