Electronic Switch w/Voltage Cutoff by ProTek RC
This product was added to our catalog on November 28, 2014.
This is the ProTek R/C Electronic Switch. The ProTek R/C Electronic Switch is a lightweight and compact MCU controlled digital ON/OFF switch for your radio controlled model. With the push of a button this digital electronic switch eliminates the problems with intermittent contact associated with mechanical switches. This ProTek R/C Electronic Switch can be easily mounted to the transponder mount of your model or any other suitable location using double-sided tape (optional bottom covers are included).
The ProTek R/C Electronic Switch includes a LiPo mode that when selected, will auto-detect low LiPo voltage and will cut-off power from your LiPo battery to prevent over discharging. LiPo mode can be turned off if other safeguards are in place or you are using a NiMH or NiCd battery. The ProTek R/C Electronic Switch also monitors the remaining capacity and condition of the battery pack, and indicates the status with the use of LED's.
- Digitally MCU Controlled Unit
- Supports Multiple Battery Types
- Integrated LiPo Safety Mode
- LED Battery Status Indication
- Small and Lightweight Design
- Additional Bottom Cases Included
||1. NiHM/NiCD; 2. LiPo
|Low Voltage Protection
||6.2V (LiPo Mode Only)
Again a day or practice and didn't last ! I do not recommend this product ! Not looking for a refund or store credit - just a product I can rely on !)
When I first held it in my hand I was not all that impressed for the price, but now that I have it installed I really like it. It's great to be able to see the charge of the lipo receiver battery at a glance and its much smoother to operate than a mechanical switch.
I mounted mine to the transponder mount. I used two layers of foam tape underneath and screwed it down but not all the way to accommodate the tape (leaving 1-2mm). Hopefully the cushion will make this thing last!
One star off for value - as good as it is, this switch ain't worth $40. I just finished my NT48.3 build and had to have one quick so I couldn't wait for them to go on sale, but if you are not in a hurry you should shop around. These things can't be much more than a few bucks to make and their mark up is unreal.)
Update: 4/21/16. Switch still works on my nitro buggy and truggy, but noticed case is cracking. I had to ca the switch on the truggy. I have one layer of parma gel tape under it. I may go with two layers.
Update 9/6/16. The two layers of parma type tape seems to work.)