Servo connections direct to battery

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Servo connections direct to battery

Postby Lone_Ranger » Sun Jan 19, 2003 4:30 am

I have uploaded a diagram for connecting servos direct to the battery to the Album section.

Anyone spot any problems with it let me know asap please!


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Postby crazydriver » Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:03 am

Sorry for my ignorance but where is the Album section? :oops:

What forum listing is it under, a clicky link would be cool.

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Postby RcTek » Sun Jan 19, 2003 9:43 am

Hi,

The Album is at the top of the page it says Album;

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Postby ram » Sun Jan 19, 2003 6:53 pm

Excellent Rob, This diagram really helped me wiring my Marder. Thanks
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Postby crazydriver » Mon Jan 20, 2003 1:00 am

Thanks for the link to the album, I found where it was, its at the top of the page :wink:

I was hunting everywhere around the forums :roll:

Anyways the wiring looks quite simple in the pic, but i'm sure i can do it wrong :oops:
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Postby mcd4x4 » Mon Jan 20, 2003 4:10 pm

Hi Rob,
The way I wired my MCD truck, which has two steering and one throttle servos and very big tires to turn, was like this, On the switched side of the plug, I soldered both positive and negative wires coming from all servos, leaving the original battery plug going into the receiver. That left only the pulse wires from the servos plugging into the receiver. Looking at the newly posted schematic, it seems possible for the servo juice to still pass thru the receiver. With only the pulse wires plugged into the receiver, that's not possible. I've had it like this for a long time now with no more receiver problems. What do you think about this? If you want a copy of the schematse I followed so you can give it the once over, let me know.
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Postby Lone_Ranger » Mon Jan 20, 2003 7:47 pm

Hi Brian

I fully understand the system you describe and yes it will work OK that way.

The only way servos could draw current through the receiver would be if one of the supply leads from the switch were broken and the servos on that line drew power from the other lead through the receiver, simple solution would be to cut the red or black wires (or both) in the "Y" lead where it goes to the receiver.

Main reason for my system is it is easy to just unplug and change a servo trackside if needed, soldering them all together means you can`t use the servo in any other way as you`ve cut some wires out and it`s a lot more work to change a servo


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Postby rodders47 » Sat Jan 25, 2003 5:18 am

also as I see it your wiring system could over come the lack of the RX to deliver ENOUGH power for the high powered servos available.. Just a thought but I have never seen any Watt/amp rating on a RX !!!

Good Idea

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Postby 3MTAE » Sat Apr 05, 2003 2:55 am

Does anyone have a schematic of 1 steering serveo, 1 throttle and one brake servo?
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Postby Accord » Wed Apr 09, 2003 2:28 pm

How would I wire this if I was running 1 steering servo, 1 throttle/rear brake servo, and 1 front brake servo?
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