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    Am I overvolting my Summit micro servos and reciever?

    I recently installed a Hobbywing max8 brushless system in my summit and want to run my EcoPower servo at 7.4v to get the most out of it. The esc has a built in bec, but it runs through the reciever to my high voltage servo and micro servos. I was just wondering if I am going to fry my reciever and or micro servos in the process and many of you know more about this stuff than me. Any input is appreciated!

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    Don't over volt the rx or the micro servos they can't handle it.


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    So I will need to get an external BEC to run my servo at 7.4v?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdlund25 View Post
    So I will need to get an external BEC to run my servo at 7.4v?
    I run a bec on all my rigs. more for clean power and available amps when needed.also to run at 7.4 to feed a servo

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    What bec do you use? I have been looking at the castle bec 2.0 waterproof so i dont have to worry about snow and water. I have also considered buying a cheaper bec and waterproofing it myself with Plasti-dip or a case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdlund25 View Post
    What bec do you use? I have been looking at the castle bec 2.0 waterproof so i dont have to worry about snow and water. I have also considered buying a cheaper bec and waterproofing it myself with Plasti-dip or a case.
    I run the 10amp castle as the 2.0 was not made at the time

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    The 10 amp castle is all you'll need. Plasic dip as you said, or use conformal coating like i use, to water proof it.

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    How did you wire the bec? I know the power leads go in line with your battery wires Into your esc, but do you then connect the bec directly to the servo or into another port on your reciever?

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    You pull only signal from the rx.
    Power direct from the bec.
    There is a pre-made harness available

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    I Know this is sorta unrelated to this thread but I don't think it deserves an entirely new one, where is everyone's favorite place to get upgrade and replacement parts online? I have already stripped a spur and have a bad habit of overpaying for parts on Amazon, but I definitely don't want to pay for shipping from Traxxas.

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