Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > Vendors > Vendors Market > Vendors Electronics
Loading

Notices

Thread: Brake, Reverse and Driving Light controller $30

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-12-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default Brake, Reverse and Driving Light controller $30

An easy way to add more realism to your scaler.

I realize that not everyone wants turn signals on their rig, but brake lights and reverse lights are used on most vehicles.

This is a circuit that I have built for a few customers as an enhancement to their custom lighting. It's now in a form that will let you easily add brake lights, and reverse lights and there is also an output for running driving lights.




See it in action on my "paper model"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejINF8Thiug


This is a small controller that you "wedge" into CH2 between your receiver and your ESC. There are four servo plugs on its output to plug into your lighting.
  • Brake Output:
This is kind of clever. When the brakes aren't on, the brake lights glow dimly to mimic tail lights. The brakes are on when the throttle control is in neutral.
Uses the connector labeled BRK
  • Reverse Output:
When you push on the throttle control to go backwards, this will supply power to the reverse lights.
Uses the connector labeled REV
  • Driving Output:
When you pull on the throttle to move forward, this output turns on. Maybe connect it to a set of high beams or driving lights or a light bar.
Uses the connector labeled FWD
  • Always On Output:
Just what it sounds like. This output will always have power when your receiver has power.

Part no. BKFWRV Selling price: $30
This is for the controller only, it doesn't include any lights.

Last edited by heyok; 07-12-2017 at 05:16 PM. Reason: Replaced image after Photobucket quit working. Changed description slightly.
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #2
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hopewell, Pa
Posts: 137
Default

That would be sweet on my scaler. How much are you asking for one?
mikeman84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 05:20 PM   #3
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 16,953
Default

That is too cool!!!
JeremyH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 05:24 PM   #4
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alburtis
Posts: 1,227
Default

This is really cool. I am building a class 3 rig and might need one of these. I run my lights off a small BEC, would I still be able to use the BEC with this?

Wes
brazwewn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #5
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: vegas
Posts: 202
Default

I am a lil confused as to the wiring. The only open "port" is ch 3 on my rec. Maybe I am just off today? I would like to know how much. Also IF I dont have any other lighting sys. can I still use this setup? Nice work btw!!
sabohead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 08:03 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia
Posts: 6
Default

Dude! That is amazing. How much you want to make some more of these up?
thetechie01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeman84 View Post
That would be sweet on my scaler. How much are you asking for one?
Thanks!
I'm still trying to come up with a price. Should know sometime tomorrow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeremyH View Post
That is too cool!!!
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by brazwewn View Post
This is really cool. I am building a class 3 rig and might need one of these. I run my lights off a small BEC, would I still be able to use the BEC with this?

Wes
This system is set up to run from the power that feeds your receiver. If you don't mind messing around a little bit, you could run it from a separate power source.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sabohead View Post
I am a lil confused as to the wiring. The only open "port" is ch 3 on my rec. Maybe I am just off today? I would like to know how much. Also IF I dont have any other lighting sys. can I still use this setup? Nice work btw!!
Thanks!
This controller doesn't touch CH3, unless that is the channel that you use for throttle.
What you do is unplug the ESC from your receiver and plug the controller in its place. The ESC then plugs into the controller. The controller is watching the throttle signal to know if you are going forward or reverse or stopped, and just passes the throttle signal along to the ESC.
Hope I explained that so it could be understood. If that wasn't clear, I can make a picture.

Quote:
Originally Posted by thetechie01 View Post
Dude! That is amazing. How much you want to make some more of these up?
Thank you!
I will have the pricing done soon.


The lighting I show in the pictures was just to show an example of how things can be connected.
I was trying to come up with a modular system. This is just the braking/rev/fwd circuit. Get your own LEDs - or ask me to put some together for you to add to it - I'm happy to supply them.

I'm thinking that some of you with lights already installed might want to add this controller to their rig, so I want to ask:
Does it make the most sense to use the servo style connectors for attaching lights?

Would you prefer wire pig tales?

Would you accept the servo style connections knowing that you can also order compatible lighting from me (or from others)?

Thanks in advance for your input.
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 10:50 PM   #8
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Alburtis
Posts: 1,227
Default

I prefer pig tails, since I solder everything in. I only use one connector to get the body off. I would just cut off the servo leads and throw them in my scrap bag. That's just me though.

Wes
brazwewn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2011, 11:15 PM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Olympia
Posts: 6
Default

Yeah, I think I would be in for the pigtails too. The connectors you have are great, just would like the ability to do other things with it.
thetechie01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 07:44 AM   #10
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brazwewn View Post
I prefer pig tails, since I solder everything in. I only use one connector to get the body off. I would just cut off the servo leads and throw them in my scrap bag. That's just me though.

Wes
Quote:
Originally Posted by thetechie01 View Post
Yeah, I think I would be in for the pigtails too. The connectors you have are great, just would like the ability to do other things with it.
Thanks for the feedback.

I think I will stick to using the servo wire connectors for now. As was said, you can always cut them off or I can supply the mating connectors. Or, you can make a special request if you decide to order.
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 07:47 AM   #11
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default

Pricing!

These things are a bit of a PITA to make, but what the heck!

I will start selling these for $30. If it becomes too much of a burden to make them, I might raise the price, but let's give this a try.
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2011, 05:02 PM   #12
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: roland,ar
Posts: 5,969
Default

very nice!!
simple and clean.

ill be getting some from ya soon.
ROLANDROCKSHOP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:21 PM   #13
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 374
Default

nice LED system u made.
well, for this Light Controller, we just plug in our ESC to the ESC which come from this Light Controller. and plug CH2 wire to our th which is from our receiver. am I correct now?
I have another question for LED lights.
How many LED lights we can run for FWD, REV, BRK?
and do I need any resister for it if I wire LED lights by myself and connect to ur Light Controller?
david_387 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:22 PM   #14
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 374
Default

nice....should have a set of it
david_387 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:26 PM   #15
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_387 View Post
nice LED system u made.
well, for this Light Controller, we just plug in our ESC to the ESC which come from this Light Controller. and plug CH2 wire to our th which is from our receiver. am I correct now?
I think you have it!

Quote:
I have another question for LED lights.
How many LED lights we can run for FWD, REV, BRK?
and do I need any resister for it if I wire LED lights by myself and connect to ur Light Controller?
Each output can provide 200mA
If your LEDs run at 10mA then you can run 20 LEDs per output. If your LEDs use 20mA then you could run 10 per output.

Yes, you need to use a resistor on your LEDs
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 03:22 AM   #16
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 374
Default

well, do I need to wire resister for each LED light?
and is it ok to power 3s 11.1 lipo because I run 11.1 lipo for my rig now.
david_387 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #17
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by david_387 View Post
well, do I need to wire resister for each LED light?
and is it ok to power 3s 11.1 lipo because I run 11.1 lipo for my rig now.
Yes, a resistor per LED is best.
The idea is that if you have a set of LED lights that are made to run from receiver voltage, you can now plug them into this controller instead of the receiver to make them work.

This circuit takes power from your receiver, so it runs from whatever BEC you are already using.
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2011, 05:14 PM   #18
Quarry Creeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 374
Default

okok...I understand now.
well, could u tell me what kinds of resister u used for that LED?
sorry man....I don't really know about the electronic stuff especially for resister


Quote:
Originally Posted by heyok View Post
Yes, a resistor per LED is best.
The idea is that if you have a set of LED lights that are made to run from receiver voltage, you can now plug them into this controller instead of the receiver to make them work.

This circuit takes power from your receiver, so it runs from whatever BEC you are already using.
david_387 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2011, 05:15 PM   #19
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 2,317
Default

I will send you a PM and see if we can find a way to get you what you need.
heyok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2011, 10:57 PM   #20
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: four o six
Posts: 2,101
Default

you like to tinker....I like that....


very cool product, might be in the market for something like that.
squatch71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brakes, electronic, led, lighting, reverse



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com