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Med382 12-29-2019 04:44 PM

Power for lights
 
I have an aftermarket roof rack with lights. Can I plug the cable into the extra channel 1 on my stock traxxas receiver for power? Thanks for any help.

AnimalHippie 12-29-2019 04:56 PM

Re: Power for lights
 
If it's a 6v light then it should be no issue. I run lights off my Rx.

amigaman 12-29-2019 05:42 PM

Re: Power for lights
 
Depends on the ESC and Lights.
The original XL5 is a bit weak on the BEC, but a few 5mm LEDs with 20mA each will do.
A real Lightbar with higher power will get the XL5 hot.
If you're driving with e.g. the 1080 there's a bit more juice available, it can supply 3 amps instead of the XL5's meager 1A.

Med382 12-29-2019 05:48 PM

Re: Power for lights
 
I'm not running it off of my ecs. I was wondering if I could run it of of the extra channel 1 in my receiver. I want to power 4 lights.

JacktheRipper 12-29-2019 09:02 PM

Re: Power for lights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by amigaman (Post 5986533)
Depends on the ESC and Lights.
The original XL5 is a bit weak on the BEC, but a few 5mm LEDs with 20mA each will do.
A real Lightbar with higher power will get the XL5 hot.
If you're driving with e.g. the 1080 there's a bit more juice available, it can supply 3 amps instead of the XL5's meager 1A.


How are you using the 1080, Y connector, school me please? Lights on full time, once powered I assume.

While I am at it all full of questions. What is "driving with e.g" ? :oops:


thanks in advance,
pep

pep

dr frankenstyle 12-30-2019 12:20 PM

Re: Power for lights
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Med382 (Post 5986534)
I'm not running it off of my ecs. I was wondering if I could run it of of the extra channel 1 in my receiver. I want to power 4 lights.

The ESC supplies the power to the receiver, so it dictates voltage and how many amps the rx can put out. ;-)

Quote:

Originally Posted by JacktheRipper (Post 5986567)
How are you using the 1080, Y connector, school me please? Lights on full time, once powered I assume.

While I am at it all full of questions. What is "driving with e.g" ? :oops:


thanks in advance,
pep

pep

It means "If you're driving with (for example) a 1080 ....." ;-)




8) jim


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