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09-04-2007, 07:44 AM #1
How do i stop the big spark when connceting 10S packs
Just wondering how i go about stopping the big spark when connecting up my 10s lipo packs. Been told it wears out the deans plugs very quickly. I have heard you can run a resistor or something. Has anyone got any info on this and what i need to build it and how to do it.
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09-04-2007, 07:57 AM #2arcHELI Member
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Give chris a call, he has already done the same thing to his razor.
09-04-2007, 08:14 AM #3arcHELI Member
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I beleive that a smaller conector is used between the deans leads do a search on Run Ryder, i think thats where i saw it, might have been in the heinslet heli section
hope that helps
post it here when you find out please
09-04-2007, 08:16 PM #4
There was an artical in a model heli world by Mark Jurig (i hope i got his name right). It involved running an extra set of leads from pack to esc with a resistor or diode of some sort that let enough current thru to charge the esc capicitors. This stopped the spark.
I recall Tom C doing some work on this stuff too.
Personally i dont bother about the sparks, it scares the daylights out of me but i like to keep my wiring as simple as possible.I am here to learn
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09-04-2007, 08:23 PM #5
Sounds like another project for Nguyen / Clive 45!Pete Gibbs www.rebelflyingclub.com
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09-04-2007, 08:33 PM #6
It merely involves another power lead paralleled with one of the " normal "power leads , we'll assume the + lead ., secondary has about a 100ohm 2+ W resistor in it , . this reduces the voltage to the ESC, thus reducing the inrush current that charges the capacitors,.. Connect main NEG lead , then secondary + lead , wait 10 secs , then connect main + lead ...MA X-Cell 30 ; X-Cell 60's ; MA Spectra G's ; MA Stratus's ; nitro&electric MA Razors , MA Extreme ; MA Fury 55;MA Furion 6;E, N & G MA Whiplash's ; Aeolus 55 ;TSA 700N ;BeastX FBL ; XPS 2.4 radio
09-04-2007, 08:48 PM #7
TOM C was the first person i saw and heard of this being done..
go have a chat to him.. he has played around with it for quite a while and actually knows what he is doing----Megotroulette----Matthew O'Connell
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09-04-2007, 08:52 PM #8--Discontinued--
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Be a man - put your tounge over the contacts, no spark then