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rnli12

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Fusion Aquapower Controllers
« on: August 02, 2017, 10:53:53 AM »

Hi,
 
Does anyone know whether Fusion Aquapower Controllers will be okay with 6v or 12V SLA batteries.
 
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Re: Fusion Aquapower Controllers
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 01:27:30 PM »


Input Voltage NiCd/NiMH 5~10 Cells... so I'm guessing 10 x 1.2v = 12v but be careful, it doesn't have an 'SLA battery' setting and may discharge the battery beyond a safe cutoff voltage.   {:-{


http://www.astramodel.cz/manualy/fusion/fusion_Aquapower128_manual.pdf
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Re: Fusion Aquapower Controllers
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 02:26:27 PM »

Hi, am I being thick but I thought there was no "safe cut off voltage" for SLA battery's there is definitely one for lipo's and their ilk. Have I being doing it wrong for the last 30 od years.
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Re: Fusion Aquapower Controllers
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 05:57:09 PM »

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Re: Fusion Aquapower Controllers
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 07:55:53 PM »

Sounds like the jury is still out so will look at another brushed ESC  %%
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Re: Fusion Aquapower Controllers
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2017, 09:52:43 AM »

When SLA was state of the art, there wasn't much call for warning circuits, partly because the circuit back then would be too big and cost too much, partly because the boat was its own warning device.  When it slowed down, it was time to come in.  The discharge curve was quite gentle, as opposed to things like LiPos where warning is minimal because they will give full current until it is too late.
Any ESC that says it will work on 5-10 NiMH cells should be just fine on 6 or 12 volt SLA.  It neither knows nor cares where the volts and amps come from, as long as there are enough of both.  If the battery is not capable of driving the boat in the first place, that's another story.
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