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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

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


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