MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder

MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
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This is the MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder.

Features:
  • Half the size, half the weight of the original
  • Low voltage operation: 2.8-16 Volt compatible
  • Transponder and transponder holder are individual parts, so you can easily switch transponders between different cars (extra holders sold separately).
  • Better quality cable (PTFE) that is fuel resistant
  • 1-4 cell LiPo compatible
  • Fully hybrid:
    • 100% compatible with RC2/RC3 Timing Systems (previously AMBrc)
    • 100% compatible with RC4, and ready for the future

Specifications:
Dimensions (excluding holder) (WxLxH): 16x19x6mm
Weight: 4.7g (including holder)
Operating voltage: 2.8 - 16.0 V
Power consumption*: 19 mA
Wire isolation**: PTFE
Quick change holder: Yes
Connector: Generic receiver 3-pole

* Measured at 6.0 volt (receiver output)
** Gasoline/Nitro-methane resistant, no aging  

NOTE: See image below for a list of transponders and compatible MYLAPS decoders. 

Friday, May 31 2013 (about 7 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
This is the one to get. The new 3 wire MyLaps RC4 will not work with a decoder running anything but the latest firmware - which coincidentally does not read MRT transponders. As a track owner, I will not upgrade the firmware as it would alienate any of my racers running MRT. I get why they did it - to kill the clone market - but at the cost of local track's business. The two wire RC4 Hybrid works great on ANY PT reading AMB timing systems, both before and after the MRT killing firmware update. It is smaller than the older AMB's and has a strong signal to the decoder loop. As others have said, wires are stiff, but they seem to hold up better than the original AMB transponders. Best transponder on the market currently IMO.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 17 2012 (about 8 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Excellent performance! If for any reason you are getting irregular lap recording, check the polarity of the plug into the receiver. It will "weakly" ground to the signal pin and not always send a signal when you cross the sensor. This will be when you have it in the receiver in reverse polarity. Remember, black wire = negative (-) pin.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 7 2011 (about 9 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
so glad i bought my own transponder, so much easier and you dont have to hassle to get the rental one back in its spot. everything is great but one bad thing is the wires could be a little softer but thats not a big deal. love it i would so buy another one
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 8 2011 (about 9 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
The only negative I have found (like others) is the wires are a bit on the stiff side. This thang is tiny compared to my old one lol! A transponder is a must if you are going to be serious about racing.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 26 2019 (about a year ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Works great for all tracks, haven't found one that didnt support it. Never had one go bad. Compact size is a plus also plug and play. Serious racers this is a must to have.
Verified Owner
Friday, Feb 7 2014 (about 6 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Great! I have installed one in my truck and buggy and one in my son's truck. I mounted them with a piece of Parma servo tape (that stuff holds wicked strong if you heat it with a heat gun briefly before application). No more borrowing house transponders and they all have at least 30 races on them with zero failures of any kind. The wires are a little stiff, and it is really hard to get them in and out of the holders (we don't use the holding bracket and instead mounted it straight to the chassis), but most hardcore guys will get one per car if they run multiple classes anyways. A great trick to do to move them from car to car easily is to simply use a little square of Velcro, which holds strong but is not a pain like the bracket it comes with. People talking about it not having an LED are not hooking it up correctly or are talking about a different unit. The Y logo on the top flashes when it is connected to power. Small, light, effective, reliable, and tough!
Thursday, Jun 19 2014 (about 6 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
I got this Transponder for My SWORKZ 350 BE-1 EVO Buggy... It came Highly recommended by the Track Employees @ my Off-Road track & I did not want the Issues with A RENTAL Transponder & the $10.00 Monthly RENTAL Fee my Track Charges all season long OR if you don't want to pay the Fee each month You got to take the Transponder out of your car @ the End of the day Racing & that's a pain to do after a day of racing...

This Transponder Powers-up every time when the On-Off switch on your car is turned on for your radio equipment... I like how the small RED LED Light on Top Of the Transponder Flashes to let you know your Transponder is working...I also like that this Transponder plugs right into a AUX / 3rd channel plug on your RX The Transponders wires are a bit on the stiff side wished the wires where more easer to work with So you have to be careful how you route the wires & not try to bend the wires too far... LAP after LAP this Transponder LOG's Each & Every LAP & Times on my buggy... I would recommend this Transponder to anyone that Off-Road Races on a daily weekend basis like me...
Wednesday, Jan 22 2014 (about 6 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
i bought one and was switching it throgh all my cars on race day, well eventually the wires will break from that. so buy one for each car. the bad thing is when it breaks amb will not reply to any emails for repairs. i would rather get the wires fixed rather than buy a new one. like i said buy on for each car which is what i will be doing.
Thursday, Dec 2 2010 (about 9 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Works great and smaller than the older AMBrc Transponders
Saturday, Jul 10 2010 (about 10 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
only thing im concerned with is the wires are quite stiff compared with the old amb type transponder hopefully they dont break as the seem to be single stranded, only time will tell -//- i have one of these and it has a flashing red led right in the middle of it , i run mine out of the holder and its easy to see , might be harder through the holder but im sure its right where the logo is
Monday, Jul 5 2010 (about 10 years ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
What's not to like? More versatile, smaller and less money, 'nuff said.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Nov 17 2020 (1 week ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Great and reliable transponder. Would buy again over clones
Verified Owner
Thursday, Oct 29 2020 (4 weeks ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Works as advertised, Small profile. Blinking led on it lets you know it's on
Verified Owner
Monday, Oct 19 2020 (5 weeks ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
I love them and they work great. They could be cheaper but understand if they can not be.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Oct 15 2020 (6 weeks ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Tiny, light, long cable that you can cut to length, and compatible with a large variety of timing protocols. What more could you want?
Verified Owner
Thursday, Oct 8 2020 (7 weeks ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
I just bought this and it's still in the package. It will replace one that just died. I am sure this is of high quality and thank Amain for their quick deliver. It will installed in a Velodrome car. It's in a new class using short course chassis, open motors, batteries, chassis and tires. . Last time out I won both my heats and qualified 3rd overall, broke in the main running third.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 7 2020 (7 weeks ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Great transponder. A bit pricey but works like an accountant straight outta College! ??
Verified Owner
Saturday, Sep 26 2020 (9 weeks ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
I have not used a personal transponder before and my last time I used a transponder was many years ago. This one is compact with a nice mounting bracket. I ran practice today and it never missed a lap.
Verified Owner
Friday, Aug 21 2020 (3 months ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
I think MyLaps owns the Monopoly on transponders. Either way, they work great, are expensive as heck, but take a lot of abuse and keep ticking.
I try not to get crazy buying them at $125 each, but I have like five now. . .
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Aug 5 2020 (4 months ago)
MYLAPS Personal RC4 Hybrid Direct Powered Transponder
Great product, I never have had any issues with the MY Laps transponders at all. Only issue I do have is why they have to be so expensive. Either way, I will always use My Laps for all my RC Racing.