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Old 03-27-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hi All

I decided to go with a volt watch, I tied it in with the instrument panel so it looks kind of cool! My problem is that I don't have an extra channel on my receiver to plug it in, I have a 9ch rx and I don't want to buy a bigger one, can I just use a Y harness into one of the switches or servos : :

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Old 03-28-2008, 07:44 AM   #2
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Hi, I can see absolutely no reason not to do that; can anyone else? A 'Y' connector lead simply allows you to effectively parallel two loads, one here would be a servo, the other just a tap to measure the 4,8 or 6,0 volts. Go ahead I'd say.
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Old 03-28-2008, 08:21 AM   #3
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What I do, is to put a "Y" harness in with one end going to the servo and the other to a receptacle on the side of the fuselage on all of my planes.

When I turn the receiver on, the battery now has a "load" and I can plug the voltwatch into the receptacle to check the voltage while under load. Note: you may have to change the connector going to the voltwatch to do this depending upon whether the connector at the receptacle is "male" or "female".

The advantage is I can now just carry a voltwatch instead of a meter to check receiver battery voltage under "load" on all of my planes.

The way that you are suggesting should work just as well.

Hope this helps.


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Old 04-04-2008, 02:50 PM   #4
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i have a voltwatch in most of my planes that areready to fly
I check it before take off and after landing,
they have saved me a few planes.
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