battery extension question?

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battery extension question?

Postby francoishaha » Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:12 am

My battery wire is too short to get the right GC.

i made an extension with 14 gauge wire, (using 12volts battery) with 2 EC3 connectors,
the extension is 4 inch long. will this affect any thing on the esc or on the receiver?
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Re: battery extension question?

Postby Da Vinci » Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:42 pm

I read somewhere that it's best to keep the battery leads short and make the motor leads longer if needed. I don't remember where I read this. I also found, from experience, that it is best to keep the ESC as far away from the receiver as possible.
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Re: battery extension question?

Postby ergocentric » Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:40 pm

Castle Creations has a good article about the technical aspects of extensions.
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Re: battery extension question?

Postby francoishaha » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:46 pm

i will extend the motor leads then, thanks for answer. And i keep the esc / rx as far as i can, tks again i didnt know that!
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Re: battery extension question?

Postby francoishaha » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:49 am

I tested the extentions, and it seem to work perfectly!!! the motor wind up like it should. it's so easy 3* 6inch wire with connectors some soldering and VOILA! now i got a nice location for the battery :)

and i take a look at castle creations, nice site, got to spend some time to check it out
got plenty of information there :)))
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Re: battery extension question?

Postby Da Vinci » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:29 pm

I found this posting elsewhere on the site. It has a lead to another site which gives a lot of information on this issue.

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=529&start=0
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Re: battery extension question?

Postby francoishaha » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:15 am

i didnt know that giving the motor wire a twist will reduce interference !? Well even if i dont understand why i should do this, I will give the motor wire a twist(plait) :)
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