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Discussion Onboard On/Off Switches

Discussion in 'Batteries / Chargers / Power Supplies' started by Bartman, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. I use LIFE batteries. They are 2 cell, 6.6V and not as sensitive to balance. I do charge through the switch. Ocassionally, if I have my airplane apart on the bench, I will pull the battery out and give it a good balance charge.

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  2. dhal22

    dhal22 GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    All I've ever used is Fromeco switches. Both glow and gas. Zero failures.
    Snoopy1 likes this.
  3. Bartman

    Bartman Defender of the Noob!

    it's good to hear they've at least addressed the problems people had with their products
    acerc likes this.
  4. Before I switched to Jeti radios, all I used were Fromeco switches and never had an issue

    Since switching to Jeti, I have used the magnetic switches and found them to work as described. They can be tempermental on magnet position, but once you figure out the positioning, they work well I have since switched to using an extra rx with the CB200 power distribution system on a lockout switch on the tx I probably will never use another switch. This way is phenominal and super easy With the lockout switch, there is no worry about turning the system off by hitting the wrong switch
    Bartman, Snoopy1 and 49dimes like this.
  5. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Simple, clean and extremely trustworthy with a proven track record, Smart Fly Pin and Flag. True, not capable of charging through them, but then I like charging/balancing from my X4's straight direct connection to my LiIons and Lipos. Safer and less worry that way.
  6. Jeti mag switch, no mechanical failure.
    thurmma and Bartman like this.

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