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Dr. StrangeLiPo ... or How I Learned To Stop Worrying & Love The Battery !
Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 01:10 pm
51 st Post
Joined: Thu Feb 23rd, 2012
" Another aspect that interests me is the switch provided with the ESC's."
I believe that the ON/OFF switch, connected to the 'flying-leads' emerging from the E.S.C ...
... is pretty much directly wired-out again, to the battery connector, as I recall.
The fact is, that the E.S.C.s microchips & those in the 'FlySky' receiver, both use MINIMAL power to operate.
Compared to a motor, particularly a BIG one, the battery drain is pretty small.
Having said that ...
... leave it switched on for a week & the chances are you may have a flat battery !
I would think turning it on & off DURING a days operations, would make little difference to battery life.
I'd just switch ON at breakfast & OFF at dinner !
George, go on ! ... Start a Thread on your 'FlySky'ed R.C. loco !
There are O-scale R.C. fans out there, that need to see this kinda stuff !!
Of course you could go for the Einstein approach George !
I'm sure you've got a regular electrical multimeter.
So, probes connected 'in-line' with the batteries & the loco at a standstill ...
... BINGO ! there's your standby power consumption in milli-Amps.
I'd do it myself, but I'm still messing with my components !
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Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 03:14 pm
52 nd Post
I just need a few more days to finish the spray painting then I'll do a photo blog and show how I stumbled
Posted: Mon Nov 20th, 2017 03:36 pm
53 rd Post
Joined: Sat Nov 9th, 2013
Location: United Kingdom
I allow about 20mA for a Rx/booster combo idling in a siding, say 25 hours for a 500mAh battery
Posted: Tue Nov 21st, 2017 02:44 pm
54 th Post
Joined: Wed Mar 8th, 2017
Location: Surf City USA
Blow a hooter?
Pot smoking term?
Where's my coat...
Posted: Tue Nov 21st, 2017 03:39 pm
55 th Post
Local fixer upper of RC stuff has standardised on 'FlySky' 2.4 GHz.
He is my source of cheap 27 MHz transmitters and receivers - which helps (pensioner).
BUT now that I've lernt how easy and convenient it is after setting-up the tracks to whip in the batteries and away we go.
I wouldn't mind going for the 'FlySky' stuff when we get outdoors.
NO not smoking pot (yet)
Posted: Fri Nov 24th, 2017 05:21 pm
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