Do you ever start wiring up a heli and realize you don't have enough spare ports on your FBL to plug in all of your accessories? Are you sick of soldering two or three servo cables to an XT60 or creating a bunch of ugly Y-harnesses so you can hook up your receiver pack? Do you curse the heli gods because for some reason no other FBL manufacturer has followed in 3Digi and MSH's footsteps by putting a heavy duty power input for use with receiver packs on their FBL units? Well, this might be the product for you.
The KC3D PowerInjector is a compact, simple device that takes an input from a pair of 16AWG wires, typically with an XT60 on the end, and sends it out to four servo pin headers. Each side of the device has a two pin headers, with routed signal pins to the other side, allowing you to "inject" power into the wires running from a device, such as a servo, RPM sensor, onboard glow ignitor, or any other device (up to two at once) to another. If you don't care about the signal, you can connect up to four servo cables to run power to an external device. This is a super simple, no frills, no bells and whistles device that serves to make your wiring cleaner and easier to do.
The unit comes with a pair of 8" (~20cm) 16AWG wires installed and ready to be soldered to the connector of your choice. It's only 40mm long and 15mm tall (13mm wide) making it a nice compact module.
The unit is also easily serviceable. In the event you have cut the power wires too short, you can pull it apart with no tools and replace the wires with longer ones, and the only thing you need is a piece of heat shrink to replace the one that was covering it. For questions/concerns involving this process, contact us using the contact form or on Facebook.
In addition to use in FBL helicopters, the PowerInjector also has other potential uses:
-Combining power from up to four servo connectors (e.g. four receiver packs or two BECs with two cables each) and sending it out on a single pair of thick wires to an external device
-Distributing power from a receiver pack or other power source over up to four servo wires for large RC airplanes or complex scale helicopters
-When more than one is used at once, distribute power from multiple receiver packs to one large power bus, again typically for large airplanes or scale helicopters
Note: V1 boards are incorrectly labeled. If you intend on replacing the main power wires, be aware that the through-hole pad labeled VCC is actually GND and vice versa. This is fixed in V1.1 boards. The V1 board does not have a version number anywhere on the board.