ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator

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This is the 5A/6.2V regulator for Li-Poly receiver packs from ProTek R/C. A breakthrough in R/C car racing with Li-Poly Technology! The 5 Amp regulator was designed specifically for the demanding classes of on-road and off-road 1/10th & 1/8th vehicles. Numerous advancement in servo technology has brought faster, more powerful and reliable servos to the track, however there is one drawback – ‘power consumption’. These servos draw more current than their predecessors and therefore need higher capacity batteries. That is why manufacturers are pushing for higher capacity receiver batteries for racing.

Features:
  • Low drop out voltage. This translates to extra run time from your battery without affecting the receiver and servo performance throughout the race. Without the low drop out design the performance is affected as soon as the battery starts to weaken.
  • Li-Po low voltage detection. Red LED lights up when the Li-Po battery is at 6.2V or lower. This is to remind the user to charge the Li-Po battery to prevent over discharging the battery.
  • Functional LED. A Green LED will light up when it is powered up to show the unit is functioning.
  • Clear heat shrink protection. This protects the regulator circuit and allows the LED’s to be viewed clearly.
  • Double-sided SMT with alloy case. The alloy case will help to dissipate heat, and provides a flat surface for the regulator so you can use double sided tape for mounting.
  • No switch. Means fewer problems and fewer components to fail. In Nitro racing, switches are always a source of problems due to vibration. You can of course use your own switch if you so desire.
Instructions:
  1. Insert the JR style male battery connector from the regulator into the receiver’s battery slot. To make the regulator connectors universal, a JR style connector is used for the output lead. Please be careful with the polarity for Futaba receivers that usually use a polarity tab on the battery connector. The black wire should be opposite to where the polarity tab is usually located.
  2. Mount the regulator using foam double-sided tape to your RC model. Find a location that is safe from possible collision and vibrations and as protected as possible from dirt and debris. Important: The regulator does get hot, so consider placing the regulator outside of the receiver box if possible to ensure good air flow.
  3. If you plan to use a switch, please ensure that the switch is placed between the regulator and the battery so the battery can be properly disconnected when not in use. To avoid possibly over discharging your battery, it is recommend to always unplug the receiver battery from your switch when you are finished racing in case the switch is turned on while the vehicle is stored or in transit.
  4. If you are not using a switch, directly plug the receiver battery wire into the Futaba style female connector. To make the regulator connectors universal, the input connector is a Futaba style connector so it will work with both Futaba and JR style switches and batteries. If the polarity is backwards, the regulator will not function, so check that the polarity is correct if you are using a JR style switch.
  5. The green LED will light up and the receiver and servos are now powered up!
  6. When the red LED on the regulator comes on, it indicates that the voltage of the Li-Po battery is 6.2V or lower. Disconnect the battery and recharge it immediately. We recommend that you charge your battery even when the red LED has not come on. Li-Po batteries do not have a memory and work best if kept are peak charge as much as possible.
Specifications:
Output Voltage: 6.2V
Current Capacity: 5A Continuous
Regulator Type: Linear Low Drop Out
Assembly Technology: Surface Mount
Dimensions: 18 x 29 x 10 mm (ex/ wire)
Weight: 9g
Wire Length: 15 cm
Input Connector: JR/Futaba
Output Connector: JR Style
Li-Po Battery: Use only with 2-cell 7.4V Li-Po Battery Packs
Recommended Use: 1/8 and 1/10 off or on-road

ProTek R/C is an AMain.com brand.

This product was added to our catalog on May 14, 2007.

Mitchell wiggin
Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 13 2011 (about 5 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
This works great, but just had one just about catch fire on me yesterday during a run. Not sure what the issue was and hoping to call company to get replacement.
clint friar
Verified Owner
Thursday, Aug 13 2009 (about 7 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
Ok i found out what happen to mine. It was the wires like everyone else. I resoldered them and the shoe gooed the wires and just zip tied the wires coming out to somthing so they don't move at all. -//- Soon as I open my mouth it burns up and takes me out of the main. -//- Never had a problem with mine after monthes of abuse mounted on the outside of my box.
Cedric Battle
Verified Owner
Sunday, Oct 26 2008 (about 7 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
The regulators are very dependable but,some how the wires come off very easy. Besides that its a good thing. -//- It is good make sure you put the regulator in a good sterdy place!
Matt
Verified Owner
Monday, Mar 2 2009 (about 7 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
Love the green led but the wires were so weak that they frayed and broke within the first month. I put it in the receiver box to help protect it but it didn't and it caused my truggy to cut out during my main at motorama this year. Not cool. I resoldered but I am going to replace with another brand. Usally ProTek stuff is pretty good so I am suprised. Best of luck to you if you buy this.
jason angulo
Verified Owner
Sunday, Feb 22 2009 (about 7 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
never even ran it when the wires soildered at the base of the regulator came undone as if assembled in a hurry. probably built on a mon. or fri.
Tim Grbavac
Verified Owner
Sunday, Feb 22 2009 (about 7 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
This regulator burned up my reciever, then i sent it back put a new one and it was heating up my reciever again. this regulator is junk, if you want radio problems and battery issues then get it.
Eric Franz
Verified Owner
Sunday, Sep 7 2008 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
Yes, be sure to mount it in a secure manner. Also, be sure to read the instructions and not mount it in the receiver box, as it gets hot and needs to be mounted outside the box for cooling. Have heard of these being mounted in receiver boxes and the heat build up causing receiver malfunctions and runaways. Great luck with mine. -//- Worked perfectly. Only thing that I didn't like was when it was assembled, 2 of the wires were stripped back quite far leaving exposed wires. Would've given it a 5 had it not been for that.
Leonard Prescott
Verified Owner
Monday, Sep 29 2008 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
Sending this regulator back...It was putting out 6.4v and over heating my reciever and shutting it off. Its only suppose to put out 6.2 volts (maybe I got a bad one but I cant risk burning up my reciever and or electronics as they cost waaay too much). I put the losi regulator in (after this one over heated my stuff) and the losi one worked like a charm all day at the JBRL!!
Ben Rand
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 10 2008 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
Great regulator! Reliable, light, plug and play installation. Works great with the Protek flat RX Lipo battery.
tirider
Verified Owner
Friday, Jun 27 2008 (about 8 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
I have this regulator mounted outside my truggy battery box so I can see the LED indicators. I mounted it with velcro and it is on top of the box. I taped the leading edge closed with electrical tape to minimize entry of foreign material. So far, dust and moisture from wetted track have had no adverse effect and it is still running strong. the LED lights are super bright and the green glow makes your truck look cool during night races. Highly recommended
Keith Halverson
Wednesday, Aug 22 2007 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
You couldn't ask for a more dependable regulator. I've put it thru its paces and so far so good. I checked the voltage running it thru a switch and it still came out at 6.1 volts. With regulated power running thru the switch, the switch should last much longer with more dependability. Plenty of power to the servos and no worry about overloading the servos as well. Intensely bright LED's on the face of the regulator, no problem seeing those, even in bright sunlight.
Jason Frankum
Verified Owner
Friday, Jun 15 2007 (about 9 years ago)
ProTek RC Li-Ion and Li-Poly 6.2V/5A Nitro Servo Regulator
I really like this regulator because of several reasons, it's installation is very easy, just plug the female end into your receiver and the male end goes to your lipo battery. A brilliant green light will come on inside the regulator telling you that there is enough power for you to run. When the light changes to a bright colored red then you need to stop and recharge your pack. I mounted mine on top of my receiver box lid so I can see it real easy. This will ensure that you will not drain your lipo too much to cause damage it, Last but not least, with 6.2 volts going to your servos you will notice that they are a little bit faster and stronger than with your typical 6.0 volt battery.