logo
Thread Tools
Old 06-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Austin Chadwick is offline
Find More Posts by Austin Chadwick
Registered User
United States, OK, Tulsa
Joined Apr 2014
3 Posts
Discussion
Booma Switch for Receiver and Ignition????

I have the Booma RC Hidden Dual Battery Redundancy Pin and Flag Switch to run the receiver. The question I have is, can I take one lead and plug in to power the receiver, then take the other lead and power the ignition at the same time?

Trying to keep things easy. I want to pull the pin, and the receiver turns on and the ignition is armed.

Is that possible?

AC
Austin Chadwick is offline Find More Posts by Austin Chadwick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 06-17-2019, 11:01 PM
Judge is offline
Find More Posts by Judge
Team Futaba
Judge's Avatar
United States, CA, Ladera Ranch
Joined Jan 2006
11,262 Posts
What plane? Size?

I too use the dual hidden switch. 2 packs into the RX. Personally I prefer and use the Tech-Aero IBEC for ignition. It allows you to kill the ignition using the radio.
Judge is offline Find More Posts by Judge
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2019, 01:34 AM
The Hodge is offline
Find More Posts by The Hodge
Registered User
The Hodge's Avatar
Victoria, Austrailia
Joined Mar 2008
1,109 Posts
This device is not really ment for that sort of usage,
Its really designed to be used a redundancy / Battery sharing switch with dual current path for power (More amps in), So plug both outputs into the receiver, using two batteries via the inputs.

I have this same setup but using a Wallaby switch

Also i think Pin flag can be a annoying in some installs, ie. mounting to thicker wood you wont be able to thread on the hold nut and then there is always the issue of bumping and bending the pin flag when transporting etc.
But depending on your requirement and model may work well.

I agree with Judge, Use an ibec. Be the most simplest setup. with this switch for your avionics.
The Hodge is offline Find More Posts by The Hodge
Last edited by The Hodge; 06-18-2019 at 01:41 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2019, 05:44 AM
dshriver is online now
Find More Posts by dshriver
Registered User
dshriver's Avatar
United States, TX, Cypress
Joined Oct 2014
992 Posts
You really don't want to do it that way. There are many issues. You'll have no isolation for the receiver to protect it from the ignition. You lose the redundancy of twin outputs to the receiver. You'll have no radio controlled ignition kill. A Tech Aero IBEC http://www.tech-aero.net/ultra-ibec is $45 with shipping. It adds almost no weight (23 grams) and adds a huge amount of safety to your plane.
dshriver is online now Find More Posts by dshriver
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2019, 05:55 AM
Austin Chadwick is offline
Find More Posts by Austin Chadwick
Registered User
United States, OK, Tulsa
Joined Apr 2014
3 Posts
Great thank you so much gents. Generally I would use a second switch, but the way this plane was built, I don’t want to add a hatch or anything.

AC
Austin Chadwick is offline Find More Posts by Austin Chadwick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-18-2019, 12:34 PM
kaboomski is offline
Find More Posts by kaboomski
In thrust we trust!
kaboomski's Avatar
Finland, Uusimaa, HKI
Joined Feb 2010
250 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austin Chadwick View Post
Great thank you so much gents. Generally I would use a second switch, but the way this plane was built, I donít want to add a hatch or anything.

AC
You don't need a hatch for the Ultra IBEC since it is operated via transmitter.

--kaboomski;
kaboomski is offline Find More Posts by kaboomski
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-19-2019, 07:01 AM
lavofly is offline
Find More Posts by lavofly
Registered User
Sydney,Aust
Joined May 2007
2 Posts
if its the same built in redundancy used in the wallaby 2 switch it should have a feature where if one battery goes slightly lower it will only draw from the one with more power, which i would think either cut off the ignition or the receiver in flight depending on which one dropped lower first, you can send booma an email to confirm though, they have great customer service.
lavofly is offline Find More Posts by lavofly
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-19-2019, 10:05 AM
Truckracer is online now
Find More Posts by Truckracer
Registered User
Des Moines, Iowa USA
Joined Nov 2007
4,570 Posts
The output connections to the receiver are connected in parallel at the switch. They are not independent outputs.
Truckracer is online now Find More Posts by Truckracer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-19-2019, 04:53 PM
The Hodge is offline
Find More Posts by The Hodge
Registered User
The Hodge's Avatar
Victoria, Austrailia
Joined Mar 2008
1,109 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truckracer View Post
The output connections to the receiver are connected in parallel at the switch. They are not independent outputs.
This is correct Had this confirmed Via Brendan @ Booma a few months ago.
The Hodge is offline Find More Posts by The Hodge
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-19-2019, 04:57 PM
Austin Chadwick is offline
Find More Posts by Austin Chadwick
Registered User
United States, OK, Tulsa
Joined Apr 2014
3 Posts
Massive help gentlemen.... Thank you very much.
Austin Chadwick is offline Find More Posts by Austin Chadwick
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools