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    LED Light Bar Powered via the Receiver

    Hi

    I'm running the stock Traxxas receiver with a Traxxas BEC (2262 kit)on my TRX4 Defender. I recently fitted an Abisma light bar, which came with a 3 pin JR (servo type) plug, which instructions advised to plug into the receiver.

    The connections are all good, but the brights are not very bright - is there something I should have done differently?
    Stephen
    An Englishman in France
    Vallee du Loir.

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    I'm not sure what voltage your light bar is rated for, maybe higher than 6v. That would cause them to be dim. Your only getting 6v with the Traxxas setup.

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    The lights are actually 4 spot lamps, in a bar. I've been unable to determine the voltage, but other Abisma stuff that includes a voltage in the spec is 4-6 volts.

    The BEC has, of course, only one socket, which the ESC is plugged into - I assume that it's not the done thing to add to that socket?

    I'd normally have thought I could have used a Y cable from the JS power outlet, but the light kit has three connectors....
    Stephen
    An Englishman in France
    Vallee du Loir.

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