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Old 03-27-2009, 10:51 PM   #11
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Re: Toasted a Servo!

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Im not so sure your batt pack is to blame any more than the age of your servo, if it has had six volt supply for 20 years I think its done well. Im thinking the higher voltage has got to tax the servo over time. acording to the atachment your servo is rated acordingly.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:22 AM   #12
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Re: Toasted a Servo!

I just want to point out that even 20-30 years ago receivers came with battery holders for 4 "AA" types that were intended for Alkaline or NiCd cells. Thats where the original 6V spec came from.

Along the way, manufacturers used circuitry that was more voltage tolerant for 5 NiCd cells (5*1.35V charged) at 6.75V.

Notice how we don't see holders for 5 cells. 5 Alkalines would then be 5*1.5V or 7.5V WOW!.

Folks I know are even using LiPo's in 2-cell packs with regulators for large scale planes. B-T-W, for e-newbies, those "7.4V" packs are 8.4V charged.

Sorry if this was lots of info but once I get typing.....

In the end, bet on tired/worn-out /end-of-life for your failure. NOT 5 cell Ni-Cd.
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