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Old 06-02-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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I have a Hyperion Titan 80A ESC, not opto, not SBEC for my electric glider. I use Axi 2814/12 motor and 3s lipo battery plus a 4x1.2 NiMh Rx battery. I did not remove the red wire from ESC as recommended for non opto controllers and it works OK, but people in the know suggest that it's not good for the health of the ESC. I really do not want to damage the perfect Hyperion ESC either by using Rx battery or by cutting the wire - it seems to me a bit barbaric (what if I want to use the ESC later without the Rx battery?)
So I was thinking of installing a little switch in the ESC red wire to toggle between Rx and non Rx battery use. I can't see any problem with it, I just thought I ask before I do, maybe there is a better way...
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Just take a pin or something like that and remove the red wire from the ESC connector. Then put a little heat shrink over the pin and you are good to go. If you want to reuse the built in BEC just remove the shrink wrap and reinstall the pin.

Remove the pin by pushing on the little tab that holds it in place and gently pulling on the wire. Shouldn't take more than 10 seconds to remove the wire once you figure it out.

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Originally Posted by vonveska View Post
Hi,
I have a Hyperion Titan 80A ESC, not opto, not SBEC for my electric glider. I use Axi 2814/12 motor and 3s lipo battery plus a 4x1.2 NiMh Rx battery. I did not remove the red wire from ESC as recommended for non opto controllers and it works OK, but people in the know suggest that it's not good for the health of the ESC. I really do not want to damage the perfect Hyperion ESC either by using Rx battery or by cutting the wire - it seems to me a bit barbaric (what if I want to use the ESC later without the Rx battery?)
So I was thinking of installing a little switch in the ESC red wire to toggle between Rx and non Rx battery use. I can't see any problem with it, I just thought I ask before I do, maybe there is a better way...
Thanks,
vonveska
I vote NO for the switch in the red wire. This would work, but methinks a cheap slide switch in a critical area of the radio would not be a good idea.

As above, just use a magnifying glass, slide out the red wire from the housing, and cover it with shrink tubing. Done! (Dont' cover it with tape. Tape has all sorts of adhesive residue you don't want anywhere near these connector pins.) Harbor Freight along with many other suppliers has all sizes of shrink tubing.

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Put a 3" servo extensiom on it and cut the red wire to that and shirk or wrap it up.

When you want to use it, take off the servo lead, when you don't leave it on.
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Thank you all for your replies and brilliant ideas (I knew it's better to ask before doing something silly). It seems that making a special extension without the middle wire is the way to go - simple and the ESC will stay intact and always ready to use without Rx batt. I have everything I need to make the extension, cripming tool, connectors, wires.
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