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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Small but powerful powersupply for servos – Hobbywing 5V/6V 3A Switch-Mode Ultimate BEC (UBEC) Reviews

posted by LcNessie on 08/14/2012 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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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