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New Spektrum PowerSafe Receivers

These telemetry receivers feature battery redundancy and are perfect for your giant scale airplane. Let's take a closer look at the PowerSafe line of receivers from Spektrum.

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A Trifecta of New Telemetry Receivers

Good news from the Horizon Hobby Camp this week; they've just introduced a new trio of PowerSafe receivers under the Spektrum name. The AR9130T, AR12300T, and AR20300T are just the ticket for your giant scale warbird or 3D airframe and feature integrated telemetry with built-in ports for RPM, flight pack voltage, temperature sensors and X-bus for telemetry sensor expansion. Let's take a brief look at all three units:

AR9130T PowerSafe Rx

This unit is the 9 channel version and comes with a pair of remote receivers that take advantage of Spektrum MultiLink technology. The AR9130T retails for $189.99.

CLICK HERE for more info on the AR9130T

AR12300T PowerSafe Rx

The AR12300T is the 12-channel version and features three remote receivers and retails for $199.99.

CLICK HERE for more info on the AR12300T

AR20300T PowerSafe Rx

The AR20300T is the 20-channel version and also comes with 3 remote receivers. It retails for $219.99.

CLICK HERE for more info on the AR20300T

PowerSafe Rx Features

  • Binding is easier than ever by Binding through a button or familiar bind plug
  • Sensor port allows the receiver to be upgraded with future Spektrum add-ons
  • Compatible with all Spektrum DSM2 and DSMX transmitters
  • Rubber grommet hard mounts and minimalistic labeling helps produce the cleanest model setups
  • Capable of 11ms frame rates
  • Integrated telemetry with built-in ports for RPM, flight pack voltage, temperature sensors and X-bus for telemetry sensor expansion
  • Receiver pack energy & voltage sensor and flight log data available without the need for additional sensors
  • PowerSafe redundancy system with dual 13 AWG battery leads w/ EC3 connectors. Perfect for power hungry aircraft and high current applications

CLICK HERE for the FlyingGiants thread already in progress.

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:08 AM
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These look very nice. Really love the built in energy sensor. Was going to sell my new 12 channel power safe for an upcoming build and get one of these. Then the little voice of caution popped into my head and said "wait and see". Keeping my fingers crossed.
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OK! so you do not need a regulator, if your batteries are not HV and you don`t need match boxes if you have a 12 + channel transmitter.
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These things are awesome!
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Why would you need a regulator on a non p s rec?
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very nice !
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Why would you need a regulator on a non p s rec?
Lipos with non HV servo would be the only reason. With A123s, etc, no need for a regulator.

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So nice. Such a shame Futaba cant get their act together as I want a solution like this for my 14SG. I have been tempted to move over to a DX18 several times and this does not help.
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Lipos with non HV servo would be the only reason. With A123s, etc, no need for a regulator.

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HV servos with 3S Lipos, regulated to 8.5V
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So nice. Such a shame Futaba cant their act together as I want a solution like this for my 14SG. I have been tempted to move over to a DX18 several times and this does not help.
I have the DX-18 and absolutely love it. The powersafe rx's are nice. I don't think you would be disappointed 1 bit getting a DX-18.
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Well, if Futaba was smart, they would buy all 3 and reverse engineer it.
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I would assume that you still need a switch between each battery and the receiver, right?
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I would assume that you still need a switch between each battery and the receiver, right?
It looks like it comes with a failsafe switch. So no switchs are need besides what is included.
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They failed totally the last time they tried to copy the power safe, not sure they would do any better with these..
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I would assume that you still need a switch between each battery and the receiver, right?
No. The batts directly go into it, the switch is a soft switch so if it fails, the Rx is still on.
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