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Old Jan 23, 2010, 08:06 PM
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Optima 6 - SPC Voltage available?


I already know the Optima 6 does not have the Data Port for telemetry, however;
Does it still have the SPC port, and does it send the SPC voltage back to the transmitter?
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Old Jan 24, 2010, 03:23 AM
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send back = telemetry, so no such feature, sorry
Old Jan 25, 2010, 10:51 AM
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The battery voltage telemetry is built into the receiver/module so you would get the receiver voltage even withthe Optima 6.
Old Jan 25, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Sorry, don't understand, there was stated that telemetry as whole is not a feature of Optima 6, not data port only...
Old Jan 25, 2010, 06:14 PM
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It does not support the add on telemetry features but does still have the receiver voltage telemetry function.
Old Jun 10, 2010, 05:24 PM
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Brendan, with the Optima 6 will the Aurora 9 only show you small receiver pack voltage or can it show you 3+ cell voltage for an electric aircraft flight battery?
Old Jun 11, 2010, 06:33 PM
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Brendan, with the Optima 6 will the Aurora 9 only show you small receiver pack voltage or can it show you 3+ cell voltage for an electric aircraft flight battery?
Optima 6, like big brothers 7 & 9, sends SPC Voltage to the Aurora screen in lieu of that of any battery plugged into servo side of transceiver.
Optima Receiver - SPC connection & Lead Detailed plus Optima Current Draw/Amps

Aurora A9, Spectra Pro & Optima - FAQ & Undocumented Features - Mixes, Setups, Tips. {frequently updated]

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Old Jan 01, 2013, 09:01 PM
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My apologies for resurrecting such an old thread but I can't fine any answers. I just ordered the Aurora 9 and was wondering if there's a way to receive the battery voltage if using only one receiver battery? Can you make a Y-cable and connect to the SPC port with positive/negative only?

Is there any way possible to use one RX battery and get the voltage info sent to the Aurora 9?
Old Jan 01, 2013, 09:07 PM
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My apologies for resurrecting such an old thread but I can't fine any answers.
I just ordered the Aurora 9 and was wondering if there's a way to receive the battery voltage if using only one receiver battery?
Can you make a Y-cable and connect to the SPC port with positive/negative only?
Is there any way possible to use one RX battery and get the voltage info sent to the Aurora 9?
SPC does not control the battery telemetry, it is simply one of two methods in which either the transceiver's
EP power pack or a GP battery supply voltage can be returned.

Please refer to:

. Optima Transceiver (RX) - SPC connection & Lead FAQ for EP & GP models - with schematics and Photos.
...Low & High Voltage setup, Current Draw/Amps - Warning: Never use Balance Taps - Video


. Optima Transceiver (RX) - EP Models Use SPC Port for RX Power Supply (BEC only is unreliable) & correct Battery Telemetry.

. Optima Transceiver (RX) - Battery set up for Nitro/Gas models #1 - caution re NiMH & Alert re LiFE.

. Optima Transceiver (RX) - Polarity of Ports & Servo Leads - with pictures.

and much more under Hitec USA Support Forum Sticky:
Aurora 9, AFHSS Spectra Modules, Optima Transceivers, Minima Receivers
& Telemetry
- FAQ & Undocumented Features
- Mixes, Setups, Tips. {Individual Links often updated}


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Old Jan 01, 2013, 09:22 PM
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SPC does not control the battery telemetry, it is simply one of two methods in which either the transceiver's
EP power pack or a GP battery supply voltage can be returned.
OK, so if on my GP model, if the RX battery is plugged into the side that controls the servos, I'll still get the battery voltage displayed on the transmitter?
Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:40 AM
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There is You Tube video that shows how to get both receiver and motor battey readouts on an A-9 screen using an on board current sensor and telemetry return device. Don't ask me how it works.
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There is You Tube video that shows how to get both receiver and motor battey readouts on an A-9 screen using an on board current sensor and telemetry return device. Don't ask me how it works.
But you can not do that with an Optima 6.
Optima 6 will send you the voltage of either:
a. whatever is plugged into the SPC port

or

b. The voltage feeding the servo rail If the SPC port has its "bind connector" in


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