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Apr 02, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Phoenix 60: Can it handle more than 20 cells?


Castle - A phoenix 60 is rated 5-20cells without BEC. Can it handle 22 or 24 cells or is 20 the ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM number of cells that can be run on it? I have heard of people running more than 20 cell successfully on it but would like Patrick to comment on what the result of doing so might be.

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Apr 02, 2004, 08:38 PM
Here is a recent comment by Patrick on this .

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...hreadid=215093

Over voltage is more of a killer than over amps.

I am waiting eagerly for HV controller also.

Good luck!

Larry
Apr 02, 2004, 09:02 PM
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Well after reading that thread Patrick says the fets on the phoenix 80 will handle 30V. I wonder if the FETS on the Phoenix 60 will handle 30volts as well. If that is the case 24 cells should be ok on the phoenix 60. Patrick?

Brendin
Apr 03, 2004, 02:10 AM
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Personally I would not take it over 20 cells. NiCd or NiMH packs can be just shy of 1.5V per cell right off the charger. 20 cells gets you really close to that 30V limit, and I bet that given the right conditions (A good pack hot off the charger) that 21 cells could get you over that 30V limit.

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Apr 05, 2004, 11:30 AM
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20 cells MAXIMUM.

The 30V limit is the maximum STANDOFF voltage. The maximum OPERATIONAL voltage is 27V.

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Apr 05, 2004, 11:57 AM
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Can't wait for the HV esc's... I know there coming....

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