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Old 10-19-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default Caution, Orange 7 Ch DSM2 can short out battery

One small flaw in the Orange DSM2 7 channel receiver. The center pin on the bind plug is soldered to the ground pin. should you accidentally plug a 4 or 5 cell battery into the bind plug slot with the plug reversed, the battery will be shorted out and you will at the very least, burn up some wiring between the battery and receiver. I know this is not apt to happen but, if someone is using a battery to power the receiver while binding it and accidentally plugs into that slot with the plug reversed, lots of smoke.
EDIT: BAD ERROR ON MY PART. Further checking with an ohm meter (not just visual as before) shows that this is not true. From all visual aspects, it looks like the pins are connected but they are NOT. If the moderator can delete this post, please do. I apologize for this drastic error on my part.
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Thanks for the heads up friend! I was actually getting ready to place an order for a few of these. I take pride in using Spektrum, but need to save some ducketts man. I haven't been able to find that much info them on the web. I'll keep that in mind for sure.

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Please see the edited version of my first post. I made a drastic error, going by visual check and not corroborating with an ohm meter check. The pins are NOT tied together. My sincerest apologies.
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One small flaw in the Orange DSM2 7 channel receiver. The center pin on the bind plug is soldered to the ground pin. should you accidentally plug a 4 or 5 cell battery into the bind plug slot with the plug reversed, the battery will be shorted out and you will at the very least, burn up some wiring between the battery and receiver. I know this is not apt to happen but, if someone is using a battery to power the receiver while binding it and accidentally plugs into that slot with the plug reversed, lots of smoke.
EDIT: BAD ERROR ON MY PART. Further checking with an ohm meter (not just visual as before) shows that this is not true. From all visual aspects, it looks like the pins are connected but they are NOT. If the moderator can delete this post, please do. I apologize for this drastic error on my part.


We've likely all been there, done that.

What I've done is gone back to my original post, click on edit, and delete stuff that is not correct. Replace it with "Corrected error" or something like that.

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