This is the switch between my 2-cell 2200mah lipo that goes to my BEC.
the bec is supplying a 9-channel (full occupied LED-lights directly on the bec) with 10standard-hextronic servos on it...
no smoke, no magic, just perfectly working
This thing should be use between ESC and RX. Am I right?
The ESC output plug has 3 wires red,black and brown. RX also has 3 pins for connection. But this switch is designed with plugs which switching only two wires red and black there is no brown wire.
So the question is will RX work normally only with two connection wires ??? And if the answer is yes. The second question is why all the ESC has brown output wire in the plug if it doesn't do any effect for RX ??
hope you all understand what i mean. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/images/em_n erd.gif
This switch is for use with NiMh and NiCd batteries, or with LiPo battery with UBEC (Aeros glow). This switch should not be used with ESC, because the eletrical current is too hight.If you use betwin the ESC and Receiver, when you turn de switch off, the ESC will be with energy yet, and your RX will be turn off. Its can cause accident.
I tried to draw you what i mean. So as you can see ESC with BEC has 3 wires, and switch has only 2 wires. So will Receiver works only with 2 wires??
Or this is bad scheme and i sould never use switch like that way :) ?
The are three wires for to receiver in the ESC. The red is the positive, the black is the negative. This wires are responsible for energization of the servos and receiver, and the brown wire is signal. This wire sends the signal to accelerate the motor. If you want to put the switch between the esc and receiver, cut the red and the black wires, and not the brown wire, and put the switch as your schen. but, pay attencion, it is not usual, and can cause accident if you turn off the switch with the battery connected. The motor can accelerate....
So the best way to use this switch is when Plane control system and plane accelerate systems are different. For example: plane with internal combustion engine. When Receiver only responsible for plane control system (servos and etc). And scheme looks like this: LiPo battery>>>UBEC>>>SWITCH>>>Receiver>>>Servos and etc.
In this way switch can turn on/off only receiver and motor will not accelerate when the switch is off. Am I right ?
In the diagram you frew up you don't need an RX switch. The receiver is switched on by hooking up your flight battery.
Leaving your flight battery connected while the receiver is switched off is not a good idea, the motor controller will slowly drain power from the lipo.
In the setup you drew simply switch on and off by connecting/disconnecting the big lipo.
yess this switch should go between your battery and your esc and there is also a lead there so you can charge the battery in place so you are not forever taking the battery out to charge, one thing you might want to watch for is the current that your motor needs to operate if it is a big motor then these wires will not be thick enough regards jordan
This is a on off switch, only 2 wires are used, & -
any other wires are spare and do nothing and will not affect you rx in any way, the 3rd wire does noting on other on/off switchs its just th wire some switchs have.
And this again would say that you can't use this switch directly between the ESC on the low voltage side, the side that goes in to your throttle channel on your reciever. This because this switch only has wiring for the current and not the third wire for signal from ESC to your reciever in the throttle channel on your RX. This is only a good switch for powering on or of your battery power to the low volt side.
In normal electric setup, we do not use switch. But if you wish to, the setup can be to place the swutch between ESC and RX. Single wire (male) goes to RX and female connector goes to ESC. The "ON" and "OFF" position can be identified by looking at the switch knob. If the knob is switch near to the single wire side, meaning it is "ON" position.
Why would you want to include a switch on your BL control? Plus in the control and you have power, no switch needed. And for safety reasons only plug in the BL control when you are ready yo go fly/drive/boat.
My Idea was a Y-cable, one end going to the receiver the other for the programmer, so I don´*t have to pull out the plug from the rec. for every log. and have easy access.I Thought a switch between them (the two outcomming) could be needed or be advisable.
is the third plug for charging, but do not advise you to use to charge the battery as the energy spent by the lever on and off, reducing the useful life of it, for pressing the lever with high amperage will heat up
The single male plug is conected to the switch and is taken out of the circuit when in the off position. the male /female conectors are always conected hence the abillity to charge the battery when the circuit is in the off position. Like othwers have said it is to make charging of your battery easyer.
You might want to take one apart. I did and was a bit shocked at how the switching mechanism works. Instead of slide-contacts as the brand switches (which self-clean), this switch has push on contacts which may get dirty and fail over time. I have used a few switches and they worked, but would not use them again as a receiver switch.
Useful little switch. I removed the orange wire from my ESC and inserted the connector in one of the female connectors attached to the switch. This connector goes into the receiver. The ESC connector (with red/black or red/brown wires remaining) can be plugged into the male connector attached to the switch. In this way, you can switch your receiver on and off.
looks more like a 26 gauge to me. No problem if modified. Just disconnect the wire from the switch assembly* break the power wire on the ESC and solder directly into the switch, helps if you use both terminals shorted for carry current one one wire.
No way these switches is configured to work with ESC sourcing 2 Amps to receiver module.
What is the AWG of the wires on this switch. Is it a heavy duty with 22 or 20 AWG wireing. Or is it the 32 standard wiring. Olease add this to the di******ion.
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As an Electrical Engineer I have to review product spec's all the time. This switch has a nice solid transition between positions, rubberized insulation on wires (not stiff), a solid feel to the connectors and I really like how 'ON' and 'OFF' are molded into the switch, not just the bezel.
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I got this switch today - for under 2$! This is a great deal and recommended for situations where you want to be able to charge a reciever battery pack without having to remove it from the model. Insert this 3 plug switch, and you get a lead that can be used for charging.