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  • Small but powerful powersupply for servos

    posted by LcNessie on 08/14/2012
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    - Small, you can pretty much tuck it away in any corner.
    - Quite powerful, can handle a strong single servo with ease, good for 1/10th scale electric buggies. Will probably handle two strong servos as well.
    - Cheap as chips... Comparable items go for double or more.

    Cons:

    - It's a necessary evil... If only the internal BEC of the electronic speed controller was powerful enough, this UBEC wouldn't be necessary. Ironically, this is not a con of *this* product, but of the product that this item is supposed to support.

    OtherThoughts:

    The leads that feed this small power supply unit are just bare leads. They need to be soldered on to a plug or the main power output from the battery. Also, one needs to make precautions to disable the internal BEC to prevent a blowout. You can't put two power supplies in parallel if they aren't tuned to each other.

    Bottomline:

    I already bought a second one for another buggy, and it's likely I will buy more in the future.

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