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From: Steve Leitgen <sleitgen@...>
Date: Monday, July 30, 2012 11:25 PM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Bug questions
I've been using Airtronics gear in my DLGs. They operate on one Li-Poly cell. Why bother with a BEC? Steve L. On Jul 25, 2012, at 6:49 AM, Richard wrote: > > > --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, Juan Balnius <jbalnius@...> wrote: > > > > What the heck is a BEC. I just plug my LiPO pack to the receiver. Will > my > > glider fly longer if I use a BEC? > > > > > > A BEC is a Battery Eliminator Circuit. Usually it's part of the ESC but > not all ESCs include one. > > Most servos and receivers are only rated for use with voltages up to 6 > volts. Using a higher voltage battery can damage them. The BEC takes > it's power from your battery and converts it to 4.8 or 6 volts and > supplies that to your receiver. > > Some receivers produced lately will accept up to 7.4 volts but you > should check the receiver specs if you intend to try this. The receiver > and/or servos could fail at an inopportune time if you continue to use > an overvoltage. > > And no, your glider will NOT fly longer. > > Richard > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed] > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]