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Sep 04, 2010, 12:43 AM
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Help!

Need help, i need a switch!!


I need a switch/controller for my three stings of lights from HobbyKing.

I ordered the only Rx/Tx controlled on/off switch but it had two positive out leads on it, for what IDK.

How can I wire up the three strings of lights to run off the 2s lipo for the plane?

Could I just solder the leads all togather and connect them to an extra servo lead and plug them into an empty channel or do I need a switch??

I have a night-fly fly-in on the 25th and need this one going fast so its ready for the event!!
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Sep 04, 2010, 04:48 AM
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Follow the wiring diagram to the letter as those switches just interrupt the positive flow for switching.
The ground is pasted through.
Sep 04, 2010, 09:37 AM
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I already tried hooking it up and nothing happoned. I dont have BEC either.

I think I fried that one anyway
Sep 04, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Use a brushed ESC.
Sep 04, 2010, 02:18 PM
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I was thinking about that but I heard that they reduce the brightness of the LEDs, even at full "throttle".
Sep 04, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Those leds strips are hurt your eyes bright at full power with a brushed esc.
Sep 04, 2010, 10:52 PM
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On 2s or 3s lipos, or does it matter?

And whats the smallest amp ESC I can get away with? I want everything as light as possible sense my plane came out a full once and a half heavyer than I wanted.
Sep 04, 2010, 10:56 PM
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They need 3s lipo for full brightness.
They are resistored for 12 volts.
Sep 05, 2010, 08:12 AM
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so a 12 amp esc? or can I use a smaller one?
Sep 05, 2010, 12:46 PM
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You can use a much smaller one they only draw about an amps worth of current at twelve volts.
Sep 05, 2010, 09:09 PM
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ok so as small as I want, thats good.
Sep 09, 2010, 09:12 PM
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HK Switch worked fine with my sets of lights. Once I grasped the wiring diagram it was pretty easy.
Sep 09, 2010, 10:40 PM
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the two positivse threw me way off and I fried it trying to make it work.


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