NEW 5-AMP BEC WITH ADDED FEATURES
Irvine, CA – January 4, 2008 – Novak has diversified its BEC line once more by adding the 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor (#5473). This small and lightweight module includes Li-Po monitoring software that alerts the user when the battery voltage pack drops below 6.25 volts. The 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor was specifically designed as a receiver battery pack voltage regulator to power the receiver and servos in a nitro vehicle.
The 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor informs racers and beginning drivers the status of their 2S Li-Po receiver battery packs before and after runs, giving drivers the opportunity to charge their batteries before possibly damaging their sensitive 2S Li-Po packs.
The 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor is designed for use with 2S Li-Po voltage receiver battery packs used in nitro vehicles. The regulator takes input voltage from 6.3 to 8.4 volts, and regulates output to 6 volts to the receiver and servo. This allows the servos to operate at their optimum levels, prevent servo damage and extend runtimes.
The 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor can be used in any car but is specially designed to excel in gas-powered cars because of the high loads placed on the two servos. The 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor can easily run high-powered servos and is less likely to be over taxed because of its higher current rating.
The most unique feature of the 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor is its combination of flashing LEDs. There are two LEDs on the BEC that indicate the charge status of the 2S receiver pack, which is extremely valuable to drivers who want to know when to charge their receiver battery pack. A flashing green LED indicates a fully charged battery pack. A solid green LED indicates an approximate 90 percent charge, and a solid red LED signifies a pack that is lower than 60 percent charged. There is also an externally mountable, ultra-bright blue LED that flashes along with the red LED at 6.25 volts when the low voltage safety level has been reached and the Li-Po battery needs to be charged. This blue LED can be mounted to a vehicle’s radio box or in a place easily visible while the R/C car is in operation.
The 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor does not have a cutoff feature and will not interrupt throttle or steering at low battery voltages to prevent interference with the operation of the vehicle. This allows for easier setup and installation.
Novak’s #5473 5-Amp BEC with Li-Po Monitor will be ready for shipping at the end of January 2008. Other Novak BECs available are: 5-Amp Universal BEC (#5465) 3-Amp Universal BEC (#5460) and 3-Amp High Voltage Universal BEC (#5463).
NOVAK’S 5-AMP BEC WITH LI-PO MONITOR FEATURES
Ø Provides consistent power to vehicle electronics during entire charge
Ø On/Off Switch for clean installation and easy operation
Ø Universal JST Plug that fits all popular brand receivers
Ø Externally mountable blue LED indicates when low voltage safety level has been reached
Ø 2S Li-Po receiver pack voltage indicator to easily and visually determine battery charge status
Ø Features a low-voltage operation that maintains consistent voltage and current even when the input voltage falls down to 6.25 volts.
Ø Input Voltage:………… 2S Li-Po
Ø Output Voltage: …….. 6 Volts
Ø Output Current: ……… 5 Amps
Ø Input Wire Gauge: ….. 20 AWG
Ø Output Wire Gauge:… 26 AWG
Ø Size: …………………… 1.02” x 0.70” x0.35” / 25.9 x 17.8 x 8.9 mm
Ø Weight: ……………….. 0.56 oz. / 16 grams
Ø LEDs ………………….. 2 on-board (battery- charge indicator) / 1 mountable (low-voltage indicator)