Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

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Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

Postby Jim 15256 » Thu May 26, 2011 2:10 pm

I have searched the internet and have yet to come up with a definitive answer.

Can I use a fully charged, standard, 3s Lipoly battery in an Optic 6 transmitter without modification of circuit board or addition of diodes?
Will the voltage regulator burn out over time?
Has anyone done an actual test and what were the results?

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Re: Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

Postby RCModelReviews » Thu May 26, 2011 9:57 pm

You would probably get away with it but a better option would be the LiFe batteries I mention in my latest "Weekly News" video.

They have a voltage of 9.9V which makes them *perfect* for transmitter use and they're also a lot less inclined to fail if you accidentally leave the radio on. They're also a lot safer - I've never heard of an LiFe pack going supernova in the way that lipos can do.
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Re: Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

Postby takilara » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:57 am

I use one of the LiFe packs (Turnigy 1500mah) with my Optic 6, and have a followup question..

Is it safe to use the Tx charge plug to charge LiFe batteries while in the Tx? Or do I need to take the batteries out and charge them on my normal charger?
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Re: Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

Postby Jim 15256 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:59 pm

I've been using Hobby King lipos in my transmitters for 2 seasons, and they have been working quite well. :D
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Re: Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

Postby A.T. » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:18 am

Best to remove battery as per:
Hitec Aurora, Eclipse, Flash, Optic & Prism series TX - Lipo and Field / Fast Charging

With regard to use of Lipo batteries in Hitec transmitters - do not do it without a regulator as per:
. Batteries_Lithium Polymer - Do Not Use 3S Lipo in Transmitters

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Re: Lipo batteries in Optic 6 Transmitter

Postby Jim 15256 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:31 pm

A.T. wrote:Best to remove battery as per:
Hitec Aurora, Eclipse, Flash, Optic & Prism series TX - Lipo and Field / Fast Charging

With regard to use of Lipo batteries in Hitec transmitters - do not do it without a regulator as per:
. Batteries_Lithium Polymer - Do Not Use 3S Lipo in Transmitters

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Thanks for the information.
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