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Need to turn lights on and off? Smoke pumps on and off? Power canopy retract? Run a fan to keep your pilot cool? Other ideas? Here are the switch options to get your widgets working. Take careful note if the switch switches RX power on and off to the device or if it switches a seperate battery.
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Schottky Diode Large

Used in a similar way as capacitors are used to quiet RF interference emitted by motors. Also blocks generated electricity from coasting motor going back into ESC. Install across motor input leads close to motor, band towards the positive terminal on the motor. Use this size for motors S-480 and larger (motors over 14 amps).
SKU Number: RRCSCHOTTKYL
Price: $0.75 
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Schottky Diode Small

Used in a similar way as capacitors are used to quiet RF interference emitted by motors. Also blocks generated electricity from coasting motor going back into ESC. Install across motor input leads close to motor, band towards the negative terminal on the motor. Use for motors S-400 and smaller (14 amps or less).
SKU Number: RRCSCHOTTKYS
Price: $0.75 
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Hansen Hobbies NERS - Micro Electronic Receiver & Accessory Switch -Discontinued, see NERSV2 - Product Image
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Hansen Hobbies NERS - Micro Electronic Receiver & Accessory Switch -Discontinued, see NERSV2

The NERS is the little brother of the MERS, but unlike the MERS, the NERS does not use a separate battery to power your device. It applies receiver power at the output pins to let you turn anything you want on/off using your receiver power (typically 4.8V). It will work with 3-5cell receiver setups and can switch on/off pretty much anything you can think up.

The tiny NERS can switch a continuous 1.2 amps (surge over 2 amps) and weighs under 2 grams. This makes it perfect for adding onboard devices like lights to even the smallest planes. Operation is simple; just plug the NERS into your receiver and plug your device into the NERS. You can turn the device on/off using one of your transmitter sticks or an auxiliary/gear switch.

Specs:
1.2 amps
Receiver Battery: 3.0-7.0 volts (3-5 cells)
1.97g (.070oz)
Circuit size including header: 7.2 x 4.3 x 19.3mm (.28 x .17 x .76in)
Overall length: 97mm (3.8in)
22AWG receiver lead
Current draw: <1mA (LED off), 7mA (LED on)

SKU Number: HHNERS

Price: $18.95 
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Hansen Hobbies Onboard Mechanical Relay

This device was designed to pair up with our Nano Electronic Receiver Switch. The mechanical relay gives you completely isolated switching of any circuit, and you can even use 120VAC power. Just apply power (5V) to the coil pins to make the relay switch. You could use this relay to control pretty much anything with your radio; a motor, a glow plug, a toaster (or maybe xmas lights?). This would also be perfect as a kill switch for an engine ignition and you won't have to worry about the ignition circuit causing interference because the circuits will be completely isolated.

SKU Number: HHOMR
Price: $9.95 
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Dimension Engineering PicoSwitch RC Relay

PicoSwitch is a relay switch that you toggle via hobby radio control gear. You can use PicoSwitch to quickly and easily control anything from a digital camera shutter to an electric squirt gun to home lighting and more. You can activate applications with voltage levels as high as 125VAC without having to know anything about microcontroller logic levels or transistors because the relay offers full electrical isolation from your receiver electronics. PicoSwitch plugs into a standard hobby radio control receiver as easily as a servo does. You connect the load that you want to toggle using PicoSwitch's wear resistant screw terminals. Depending on the channel you use, you will then be able to control the relay by moving your radio's control stick up or down, left or right, or another method you desire. Picoswitch has a status LED on the bottom. The LED will light up when the relay switch is on, and vice versa. It will also tell you if your radio link is too weak by flashing repeatedly. The relay is a single pole single throw switch. Its typical lifetime is 100,000 to 1,000,000 switching cycles, depending on how heavy a load you are using. The relay is normally open when unpowered. PicoSwitch does not supply power at the screw terminals. PicoSwitch should not be used to switch inductive loads like motors or solenoids without an antiparallel diode. Need more power? Try BattleSwitch. Specifications: Max relay voltage: 60VDC, 125VAC Max relay current: 1A @ 24VDC, 0.5A @ 125VAC (60W lightbulb) Relay resistance: 100 m? max 3.5V to 5.5V operating voltage (on servo pigtail) 30mA typical draw from receiver Note: PicoSwitch has a maximum voltage rating of 125VAC, meaking it unsuitable for toggling 220VAC applications. Diagrams: PicoSwitch example diagram.jpg Dimensions: 0.75" x 0.62" x 0.62" 20mm x 16mm x 16mm 12 inch servo pigtail Applications: Control of lighting systems on RC planes, boats, cars. Control of digital cameras in aerial photography. Control of auxiliary weapons in RC combat tournaments. Control of low power home lighting systems. Control of nearly any low powered application that can be toggled with a switch.
Weight:7.6g/0.27oz

SKU Number: DEPICOSWITCH
Price: $19.99 
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Hansen Hobbies PERS - Pico Electronic Receiver & Accessory Switch

The PERS is a very tiny receiver-actuated on/off switch. It plugs into one of your receiver channels and lets you turn a device on/off using a stick, switch, or knob on your transmitter. The PERS performs the operation equivalent to a servo moving a mechanical switch back and forth, but in a much smaller package, and with no moving parts! The PERS will operate with any receiver running on 2-6V and can switch on/off pretty much any device up the 3A of current. The PERS is perfect for lights, glow plug drivers, motors, smoke pumps, rocket igniters, solenoids, relays, and whatever else you can think up. Wired correctly, it could be used to trigger cameras or other electronic devices. The PERS weighs just 0.3g, not including the 6" output wires (if left full-length these wires weigh another 0.3g).

Specs:
3 amps
Receiver Battery: 2.0-6.0 volts (3-5 cells)
Weight: 1.14g (.070oz) (includes factory wires)
Circuit size including header: 7.7 x 6.2 x 3.4mm (0.30 x 0.24 x 0.13in)
Connector: 28AWG universal receiver lead
SKU Number: HHPERSUN

Price: $9.95 
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Hansen Hobbies NERS V2 - With Integrated Universal Connector

This is Version 2 of our popular NERS. It plugs into one of your receiver channels and lets you turn a device on/off using a stick, switch, or knob on your transmitter. The device may be driven with RX power up to 10v or a seperate battery up to 20V. The NERS performs the operation equivalent to a servo moving a mechanical switch back and forth, but in a much smaller package, and with no moving parts! The NERS will operate with any receiver running on 2-10V and can switch on/off pretty much any device up to 4A (5A for <5s) of current. The NERS V2 is perfect for lights, glow plug drivers, motors, smoke pumps, rocket igniters, solenoids, relays, and whatever else you can think up. Wired correctly, it could be used to trigger cameras or other electronic devices.

If you don't mind doing a bit of soldering, the NERS V2 can be easily reversed and assigned a failsafe setting. The NERS V2 was designed to use the power from your receiver battery, or use a seperate battery, up to 20V.

You may be wondering how the NERS V2 compares to the PERS, so here is a quick breakdown:
The NERS V2 can handle up to 10V from the receiver whereas the PERS is limited to 6V
The NERS V2 can handle a bit more current
The wiring for connecting a separate battery is much easier with the NERS V2
The NERS V2 has the option of having an integrated universal connector, making it the smallest possible solution for that connector type

Specs:
4 amps (5 amps for 4 NiCAD/NiMH RX Packs)
Receiver Battery: 3.0-7.0 volts (3-5 cells)
External Battery: 0.0-20.0 volts .6g (.021oz)
Circuit size including header: 10.2 x 2.5 x 7.68mm (.402 x .098 x .302in)
Current draw: <1mA (LED off), <12mA (LED on)

SKU Number: HHNERSV2

Price: $11.95 
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Dimension Engineering Double Switch RC Relay

DoubleSwitch is a doubled version of our popular BattleSwitch. DoubleSwitch is a relay switch that you toggle via hobby radio control gear. You can use DoubleSwitch to quickly and easily control glow plugs, BattleBot weaponry and more. You can activate applications with voltage levels as high as 240VAC without having to know anything about microcontroller logic levels or transistors because the relay offers full electrical isolation from your receiver electronics.

DoubleSwitch plugs into a standard hobby radio control receiver as easily as a servo does. You connect the loads that you want to toggle using DoubleSwitch's wear resistant screw terminals. Depending on the channel you use, you will then be able to control the relays by moving your radio's control stick up or down, left or right, or another method you desire.

DoubleSwitch has a status LED on the bottom. The LED will light up when the relay switch is on, and vice versa. It will also tell you if your radio link is too weak by flashing repeatedly.

The relay is a double pole double throw switch. Its typical lifetime is 100,000 switching cycles, depending on how heavy a load you are using.

DoubleSwitch does not supply power at the screw terminals.

Specifications:
Max relay voltage: 240VAC
Max relay current: 8A @ 12VDC, 8A @ 240VAC
Relay resistance: 100 m? max
3.5V to 5.5V operating voltage (on servo pigtail)
40mA typical draw from receiver
SKU Number: DEDoubleSwitch

Price: $29.99 
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Dimension Engineering PicoSwitch RC Relay

LVBoost is a boost converter that can take voltages as low as 0.5V and convert them into higher, more useful voltages like 3.3V or 5V. It has an exceptionally low quiescent draw - typically under .4mA. these features make LVBoost a great choice for powering projects from solar or other renewable energy sources.

From a 3V input, 500mA at 5V out is easily achievable, allowing you to charge nearly any portable device that meets the USB spec.

The output voltage is set with a small screw potentiometer on the side of the LVBoost.

Notes from Dave, this is a neat device. Technically, you could use this with a single lipo cell and drive an RX at 5V. Might be a cool solution for a DLG. It has an input limit of 1.5 amps. In order to buck-up or up-convert the voltage, current will be multiplied by the same factor as the voltage (rougly speaking). So, if you want 5v out but start with a 1.2v Nicad as the source, then 1.5 amp / (5v out / 1.2v in) = max output of 360mah would be possible. Using the same formula, from a single Lipo (operates from 3v to 4.2v when full) if we figure the input voltage at 3.7 it would be 1.5 amp / (5v out / 3.7v input) = 1.11 amps out. So, it stands to reason you could fly a DLG off a 130 or 160mah single lipo used in bind and fly models.

Specifications:
2.2 to 5V adjustable output voltage range
.5V to 5V input voltage range
1.5A max input current
SKU Number: DEPICOSWITCH

Price: $19.99 
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