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Mar 31, 2017, 09:32 AM
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5087 servo


I ordered a set of these for my new Extreme Flight 52" Slick. My Gecko 85 ESC just has 7.4 and 8.4v for HV options. Is a steady diet of 8.4v okay for the 5087 or better to set at 7.4v? I ask because I read some negative comments about servo centering and that higher voltage helps. I don't want to reduce the servo lifespan in doing so.
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Apr 03, 2017, 12:25 PM
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Shouldn't have a problem operating them at 8.4V, they are rated for it.
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Apr 03, 2017, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Xpress..
Shouldn't have a problem operating them at 8.4V, they are rated for it.
Thanks for the reply.
I sure wish the industry would provide a max safe voltage. I would even think the speed and torque would show better numbers as well. A 2S battery will lose voltage where by a BEC set at 8.4v will stay at 8.4v.
Apr 03, 2017, 02:58 PM
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Max safe voltages on any of our HV servos is 8.4v, for our 6.0v servos I would not exceed 7.2v. There's 2 reasons we use nominal voltages for ratings:

1. Batteries are rated at nominal voltages, not fully charged voltages.
2. You will know how the servo performs when your battery is under load.
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Apr 03, 2017, 03:02 PM
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Thanks for the clarification.


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