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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => DC Motors (Brushed) and Speed Controllers => Topic started by: vosper on March 08, 2007, 11:14:01 PM

Title: speed controler
Post by: vosper on March 08, 2007, 11:14:01 PM
 :-\Can anybody tell which wire/ wire's i will need to cut to disable the BEC, as i am using two speed controller's so i only need one of them to feed the reciever,
The colours are Brown/Red/pink.
Thanks
Huw
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on March 08, 2007, 11:18:36 PM
Red wire     If you get a pin you can lift the small bar on the plug and pull just the red wire out of the plug bend it back and put a bit of tape on it ,you can then go back to use it with bec later. Peter
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: chromedome on March 09, 2007, 07:53:24 AM
I used to Cut the Red wire until I found Just how Easy it was to manipulate the wire out from the connector

   chromedome
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: Tug-Kenny on March 09, 2007, 09:24:22 AM


Is that the Chinese speed control unit that I have seen advertised on Ebay ?  If so, perhaps you could let me know how they perform.

They are selling these at half the normal price  (but 10 postage !!)

Regards

Ken
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on March 09, 2007, 09:31:03 AM
You could also get a very short extension lead and cut the red wire on that,so you don't alter the controller and you could use it in another model in the future or with different battery/motor set up.
Not sure where the switch is as far as this speed ctr but you may find by just putting a piece of plastic to stop the switch working may be all you need ,the switch will prob not work when you stop using the bec

 Peter
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: Made it to 80 (25p Richer now) on March 09, 2007, 10:11:49 AM
Ken I tried out one of these speed controlers yesterday in my Bugsier and it worked fine no problems ran it for about 4hrs. Self setting just instale switch on and go
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Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: Shipmate60 on March 09, 2007, 04:20:58 PM
you could just lock the switch in the off position.
A bit of plasticard through the screw holes to hold in the off position.

Bob
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: brianc on June 26, 2008, 05:18:56 PM
Hi Guys,I know this thread has been dead for a while but I would just like you to know that I have installed two of these Chinese speed controllers in my type 23 .
I am going to try them out tonight,I`ll let you know how I get on :)
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: DickyD on June 26, 2008, 05:23:02 PM
Don't send smoke signals big_bri   ;)
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: brianc on June 26, 2008, 05:25:15 PM
Oh Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!
sounds ominous mate  ???are they as bad as that?
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 26, 2008, 05:29:33 PM
Be careful going astern as they only produce half speed astern!!

Bob
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: DickyD on June 26, 2008, 05:31:09 PM
Oh Oh!!!!!!!!!!!!
sounds ominous mate  ???are they as bad as that?
You're going to let us know, remember.  ;)
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: brianc on June 26, 2008, 05:33:33 PM
 {-) {-)
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: brianc on June 26, 2008, 05:35:03 PM
Thanks for the advice Bob O0
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: cbr900 on June 27, 2008, 01:13:54 PM
Bob,

I don't know why you keep saying that, unless they send different ones to Australia,
as I have 11 of these speed controllers and all so far go as quick in reverse as forward......


Roy
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: dougal99 on June 27, 2008, 02:16:25 PM
Bob,

I don't know why you keep saying that, unless they send different ones to Australia,
as I have 11 of these speed controllers and all so far go as quick in reverse as forward......


Roy

Maybe it's because they are upside down as far as the UK is concerned. O0 O0 O0 :angel:
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 27, 2008, 04:35:21 PM
cbr,
I have only seen being used 3 of these controllers in low drain scale ships and all 3 ended up removed as they wouldn't stop the model.
Then I tacho'd them, 1/2 speed astern.
Yours have to be a different spec or possibly updated.

Bob
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: brianc on June 27, 2008, 04:56:51 PM
Well Guys here are the results.....
All went surprisingly well ...Yes you were right Bob only 50% reverse  :( :(       OK if you are on the pond yourself but if there were a lot more boats flying about I think a bit more power astern may come in useful :D but all in all a good first sail.
All the same I think I`ll just install a couple of Mtronic marine 15s ,better to be safe than sorry eh? O0
PS Thanks for warning Bob  O0 O0
Title: Re: speed controler
Post by: cbr900 on June 28, 2008, 03:10:09 PM
I think you must be right Bob, they might be a different spec,
as I am using them in quite a few classes and all stop very well
when reverse is applied............


Roy