RCCrawler Forums

RCCrawler Forums (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/)
-   Vendors Electronics (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/vendors-electronics/)
-   -   Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller (http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/vendors-electronics/435120-dual-power-headlight-driving-light-controller.html)

heyok 03-18-2013 05:10 PM

Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Do you have one of those crazy bright light bars that runs on 12 volts (or 3S Lipo) and also have lights that run from 6 volts (receiver voltage)?

This controller works on a three position channel or linear channel and will let you have your lights off, or just the low voltage lights or both the low and high voltage lights on.
  1. Off
  2. 6 volt lights on
  3. 6 volt and 12 volt lights on

http://i.imgur.com/B4nkWVL.jpg

I use a prototype of this controller on my Wraith. The LV output runs the Axial Simple LED Controller that came with the wraith and the HV output runs the light bar that I got from Crawler-Dad that needs 3S Lipo voltage to operate.
Sometimes the lightbar is just too bright and I only run the simple LEDs but with a flip of the switch, they all come on!

Part number: RCSW2XPAB
$29

Cpt Nemo 03-18-2013 07:44 PM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by heyok (Post 4235150)
Do you have one of those crazy bright light bars that runs on 12 volts (or 3S Lipo) and also have lights that run from 6 volts (receiver voltage)?

This controller works on a three position channel or linear channel and will let you have your lights off, or just the low voltage lights or both the low and high voltage lights on.
  1. Off
  2. 6 volt lights on
  3. 6 volt and 12 volt lights on

I use a prototype of this controller on my Wraith. The LV output runs the Axial Simple LED Controller that came with the wraith and the HV output runs the light bar that I got from Crawler-Dad that needs 3S Lipo voltage to operate.
Sometimes the lightbar is just too bright and I only run the simple LEDs but with a flip of the switch, they all come on!

$28

Well by golly thats kind of what I did with your external battery control and a bec. Yours looks a heck of a lot cleaner."thumbsup"

Wraith913 03-23-2013 03:08 PM

I had my vp light bar wired directly to my battery and when I hit the throttle it went dim will it do that with this

heyok 03-23-2013 03:10 PM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wraith913 (Post 4242760)
I had my vp light bar wired directly to my battery and when I hit the throttle it went dim will it do that with this

Yes, it would do the same thing.

Wraith913 03-23-2013 03:12 PM

Yes, it would do the same thing.[/QUOTE]

Ok thank you

808DA6 03-25-2013 06:59 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Just received one of these and hooked it up. Works awesome with my 4PL. Thanks!

MaxxPain 07-26-2013 12:35 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
I just installed one of these using my 4PL. Works perfect.

I run an Axial light kit for the headlights and VP Lite bar for the roof. I'll add the brake lights later. But super happy with it.

http://i1284.photobucket.com/albums/...pstlriodis.jpg

Little video showing it working

heyok Light Controler on Vimeo

<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/71074830" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe>

fatroofus 07-30-2013 11:00 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Will RPP have these in stock in the future? I didn't see it while looking.

heyok 07-30-2013 11:17 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by fatroofus (Post 4418752)
Will RPP have these in stock in the future? I didn't see it while looking.

Hard to say.
I can supply it if you like.

BoyFreakWonder 12-12-2013 10:12 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
What about dual lines both at 12 volts but a dimmer only on one? I would actually love that. That way I can turn my rock light off and on and dim my light bar. I have your single light dimmer already.

heyok 12-13-2013 08:22 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BoyFreakWonder (Post 4585434)
What about dual lines both at 12 volts but a dimmer only on one? I would actually love that. That way I can turn my rock light off and on and dim my light bar. I have your single light dimmer already.

I can build thaf for you.

Send me a PM and I will get you fixed up.

Richterat83 12-13-2013 08:41 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Thread tag as i'll be needing one of these after i get a Flysky setup for more than 2 channels

thumper49802 12-13-2013 08:56 AM

Im running my lightbar with this controller and a 3s 800mah thor battery. Do you recommend a lipo cutoff or a voltage meter to monitor?

heyok 12-13-2013 09:00 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper49802 (Post 4586651)
Im running my lightbar with this controller and a 3s 800mah thor battery. Do you recommend a lipo cutoff or a voltage meter to monitor?

Use whatever you have - I don't have a plug in Lip Cutoff, but I do have a Lipo alarm that plugs into a balance port.

If at all possible, plug the controller's battery connection in line between your battery and ESC so that the ESC can take care of monitoring the battery.

thumper49802 12-13-2013 09:01 AM

10-4

thumper49802 12-13-2013 09:51 AM

I run a 2s on the motor and a 3s for the lights. Will the balance plug trick still work? And can you make a connecting plug?

heyok 12-13-2013 09:53 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thumper49802 (Post 4586718)
I run a 2s on the motor and a 3s for the lights. Will the balance plug trick still work? And can you make a connecting plug?

Trick? Not sure what you mean. Just connect a Lipo alarm.

Make a connecting plug for what?

thumper49802 12-13-2013 09:54 AM

Oh ok i read it wrong i gotcha now

heyok 12-13-2013 09:55 AM

Re: Dual Power Headlight and Driving Light Controller
 
No problem! "thumbsup"

thumper49802 12-27-2013 12:45 PM

These kits are the tits!! Thanks heyok.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:06 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