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Opto Gas Kill Switch

Opto Gas Kill Switch

This device allows you to safely and remotely kill your electronic ignition equipped engine with your transmitter.

Spec.
Input Voltage: 6~12v
Input current (max): 6A

 

Note: A Manual is available under the files Tab



PRODUCT ID: GAS-SW

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$12.95

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German  2 points - 11/16/2015
 
I've just received my Kill Switch but I can't make it work with my Aurora 9...do you know if there's any issue with it? I've read in some forums that Aurora 9 has an issue with the Optic Kill Switches...
 __4*60 80 points
Perhaps faulty. There are a few Aurora 9's here used with gassers and those switches work.
 __4*60 80 points
Just read below that 4.8 volts does not work. More like 6 volts. Is that your problem.
 German 2 points
Thanks for your answer but I use it with a 6.0 volts battery. I don't know how to program it...i mean, i put it in a spare channel, then program the switch but isn't an "on/off" switch...so I have to program EPA and there's where I get lost!.. And, if you say some Aurora 9's are working with those switches without any failure means the forums are wrong... Do you how did the aurora 9's owners did it? Thanks!
 __4*60 80 points
I know it worked fine plugged into a channel on an optima receiver and with a TX switch assigned to that channel. Was no problem in more than one case.
Ron  3 points - 2/16/2015
 
Is the power input & output incorrectly labelled in the manual? Some people have stated that it worked when connecting the power input to the JR female output connector? As most batteries have a JR Male connector it would make more sense if the connections were reversed compared to the diagram.
 __4*60 80 points
I understand it works the way you suggest no problem.
richsemc  14 points - 1/8/2015
 
The manual for the kill switch shows a remote led to indicate when unit is ON/Off, but the picture does not show this. DOES THIS UNIT HAVE A REMOTE LED WHICH I CAN FIT THROUGH SIDE OF FUS
 Simon 40 points
No it does not have an LED, but why would you need one? The idea of this is to KILL the ignition of the engine, to interrupt the spark, thus killing the engine. Why would you need an indicator light to tell you the engine isn't running? Wouldn't the motionless propeller tell you that ?
 Gary49 4184 points
LED is a good idea, saves you trying to start your engine when the kill switch is active?
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 Simon 40 points
Actually, it's a big waste of time and battery. This is an ON/OFF switch, it has no need of an indicator. You simply add it to a channel on your TX via a switch. Switch ON, ignition works motor runs, switch OFF ignition inhibit active motor WONT run. Only indicator LED you really need is a current indicator for the ignition battery, and even that is debateable. Adding an LED to this device, which you can't see deep inside your tank bay anyway, is a waste of effort and time.
 richsemc 14 points
you must be totally crazy, to start an engine without knowing if the ignition is live or not is not safe, say you are priming the engine and you have knocked the switch on your radio or have the wrong model selected, as a safety officer I would suggest an indicator mounted through the fuselage in view of the prop you are about to turn, happy A&E
 Simon 40 points
They must do things differently where you come from. In my club, of which I'm Secretary, and back that with 30 years of flying, everyone is a safety officer, and we don't have to say it. If your SILLY enough to use this, with an LED showing as your safety idea, go ahead. For myself, BEFORE this even comes into circuit and has any control, my ignition batteries have to be PLUGGED IN, then the 2 separate indentical circuits for the RX have to be turned on. Then and ONLY then does the SWITCH that truns the power to the ignition module ON get turned on. This has an indicator LED and digital V/A meter and 5A BEC in circuit. The OPTO switch is a secondary redundancy, and this is what it's designed to be. Having said that, I think you might be donating claret to the ER floor before me old son...
 meadowhay 1004 points
What's wrong with having a direct visual indication of a live ignition system? It certainly won't cause any harm and will, in all likelyhood save someone a very painful and probably life-changing injury. I'll happily back this opinion with almost 50 years of aeromodelling in all it's forms and 25 years of picking up the pieces from some of the most horrific accidents you could imagine. None of those affected thought could happen - why do it? If anyone is happy enough with their pre-flight checks that they're happy to dispense with a final, simple visual indication that everything is live, then I'll leave them to get on with it in blissful ignorance. For anyone new to the game, I'd suggest taking as many simple precautions as practicable. Fly safe!
 Simon 40 points
The point is this device has no need for an LED, as anyone using GAS in their model is going to be using ignition. ANY time I have asked for advice on the setup, be it for sport or competition, the one thing ALL flyer's I have asked say is the BEST SWITCH MONEY can buy is the only one to use. Most of these will not melt from excess current over the blades, and MOST have an onboard LED installed that if ON shows the ignition as HOT. I run 2 of these as standard, and a further LED is a waste of time for me. This unit isn't meant to have an LED on a flylead, as it would be assumed I think, that an LED would be in the power **ne to the ignition already.
 Simon 40 points
I should say MOST flyers using gas will have ignition...other s might use another method
 meadowhay 1004 points
There you go then...you DO use an LED indicator!
 Simon 40 points
Yes...SHOCK HORROR !! I do !!! But, find me ANYWHERE on this page where I said I don't...My usage of an LED was NEVER the question or point at hand.
cobratec  173 points - 1/1/2015
 
Uk warehouse please
MARCELO TAKETO  17 points - 9/23/2014
 
please i need help to configure this on Turnigy 9xr, already tried all the ways I know but I can not, Turnigy 9x I used to fly but this can not
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Nice switch, quite small and working ok, but I have a few comments : ALL my batteries fitted with a JR type plug have a male plug (so they can be plugged into a receiver) so why is the "input voltage" plug of the switch also a male? And the outout is a JR female, the exact oposite of what I would have expected (check the manual in the "file tab"). Also, the switch is powered via the switched power source, not via the Rx, and anything below 6V will not get it to start, so I can't use it to switch on/off the 4.8V bat. that powers the ignition module of my RCG 30. And I can't use a higher voltage either as the CDI instructions clearly state that anything above 6V will kill it. : ( As I believe that it's true of most CDI units, that pretty much makes it unusable as a kill switch. Or have I missed something??


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Product worked as discribed,in the manual which you can find in the file section it states battery into a male plug and ignition into a female plug,my battery comes with a male and ignition is female so the plugs are incorrect in the manual but you can plug it in reverse it stll works fine.
this is a quality product for a great price you wont find this quality for this price anyware




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Very handy device for killing that gasser, turning on an accessory or whatever.


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I was puzzled why the switch didn't work till I read the comments on 6V input requirement. No big deal for me since I intend to use Lipo for the CDI, so this is my wiring: Lipo -> mechancal switch -> kill switch -> BEC -> CDI. That solves the 6V conflict between the kill switch and the CDI.


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Velice me stve, ze to potrebuje 6V,tj. na zapalko s 4cl. nepouzitelny...


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