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Old 02-03-2016, 12:06 PM   #381
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The easiest method to reduce temps is to feed them a bit more than 6v through the RX wire so it takes the load off the internal BEC. If you run up to 6.5v on your servos this works very well.
I normally run a higher servo voltage as they are the 2S-compatible. I think the external BEC is set for 7.4V. Is that too high to feed back into the Mini?
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Old 02-04-2016, 05:36 AM   #382
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It would be too high unless ran through a diode.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:36 PM   #383
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I have a set of stacked TorqueMaster BR mini. I updated the castle link.The first mini reprogramed no problem. The second won't connect. The truck was running fine before.

Thanks Matt

Weird- I unplugged the castle link. Then plugged in the battery- both ESC work. when back to the computer and now both are working again. Weird

Last edited by SDheavymetal; 02-17-2016 at 03:48 PM. Reason: It started working after i tested the ESC with a battery
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:03 AM   #384
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I have a set of stacked TorqueMaster BR mini. I updated the castle link.The first mini reprogramed no problem. The second won't connect. The truck was running fine before.

Thanks Matt

Weird- I unplugged the castle link. Then plugged in the battery- both ESC work. when back to the computer and now both are working again. Weird
Futz with the neutral set point of the problematic one.

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Old 02-19-2016, 04:19 PM   #385
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Futz with the neutral set point of the problematic one.

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Thanks Joel- I will try that next time.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:06 PM   #386
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Hi John,

I am doing a zener diode mod for a friend who already removed the internal BEC from the Br-mini (so there is no way back now....). I got hold of some 1w 1N4735 (6.2V) zener diode, will the 1w works better then the 0.5W so it can take a higher current drawn?

Also I got some 1N4734, which is 5.6V would that be even better? as it is sort of just in the middle of the ESC brain operating voltage (5-6.4V, from what I gathered in this post).

I use one of these adapter and solder (on the red line) the ZD with the black bar towards the single male plug. This will plug into Channel 1 (steering) of the Rx and the other 2 female plugs connected to BEC (@7.4V) and Servo.



This should provide easy diagnostic because everything is modular and easily replaced in the field. Am I on the right track?

I tried 3 ZD (6.2V) and they all give a ~6.56V at the Rx end (with the rx being powered by the zd), its that too high for the ESC brain?

I also tried using the 5.6V ZD but the voltage at the RX plug is still ~6.56-6.58V, am I doing it right? The rx power normal and bind ok.

Thanks.

David.

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Old 02-26-2016, 09:08 AM   #387
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I thought we were just using the .6V silicone diode voltage drop in forward bias to lower the 2S battery voltage a tad before feeding it to the esc. If so, it doesn't even need to be a Zener, just a silicone diode.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:23 PM   #388
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I thought we were just using the .6V silicone diode voltage drop in forward bias to lower the 2S battery voltage a tad before feeding it to the esc. If so, it doesn't even need to be a Zener, just a silicone diode.
I am not sure, in post #25, and the wiring diagram, John mentioned Zener Diode. I understand electricity but not so much about electronics. So I just follow the instruction. I think 2 normal diodes (or even 3) in series which drop 1.4V will work as 7.4-1.4=6v.

The above adapter (with 1 zener diode) works, just want to make sure its long terms reliability.
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John,

Is there a way to reduce the preset LVC on the BR mini. I always find my self running out of charge before the end of a course. usually around the 4 minute mark.
Ideally I would like to reduce the LVC to 3.5V. I have tried via the castle link but it always reverts back to the preset 4.0V level.
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Old 08-04-2016, 12:06 PM   #390
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The BR Mini paired with the new SHV500 servo the temp's are great. eliminating the BEC and have the ESC work alone is a must have. Thank's john.

how about you create some Holmes Carbon wheels 2.2 for us with 3 piece and 2 piece.
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The BR Mini paired with the new SHV500 servo the temp's are great. eliminating the BEC and have the ESC work alone is a must have. Thank's john.

how about you create some Holmes Carbon wheels 2.2 for us with 3 piece and 2 piece.
I'm sure this is a great combo. My CC BEC has nothing to do with my esc's. My CC BEC powers my servo only...
My BR-minis power the receiver. Because I have V1 br- minis my ESC'S run WARM however haven't let me down.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:09 AM   #392
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John,

Is there a way to reduce the preset LVC on the BR mini. I always find my self running out of charge before the end of a course. usually around the 4 minute mark.
Ideally I would like to reduce the LVC to 3.5V. I have tried via the castle link but it always reverts back to the preset 4.0V level.
LVC at 4V? Seriously?
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:47 PM   #393
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John, what heat shrink do you use on the smashed duals? Im looking for the same stuff.
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:52 AM   #394
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I import it in 50 meter rolls. Email us and request it added to the site, I have a huge variety.
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Old 12-17-2016, 07:38 PM   #395
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any idea on when the smashed dual br mini will be back in stock looking to make an order with some other parts just wanna keep shipping cost down thanks
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have a question...if i buy a dual br mini set up already smashed and have a shv500 servo do i need anything else or just go with it I'm wondering because the servo has an internal bec
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have a question...if i buy a dual br mini set up already smashed and have a shv500 servo do i need anything else or just go with it I'm wondering because the servo has an internal bec
Yes, you need a bec...
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The shv runs direct off 3s lipo, so you will just need a female JST on the battery plug.
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