Plug it into your receiver and you instantly have an on/off switch controlled by any channel on your radio.
The Turnigy switch will complete a circuit when the radio channel passes 50%. Connect it to your flap or gear channel for an instant on/off switch! Great for custom lighting, sound or effects projects, remote glow igniters, remote starter motors or even custom smoke machines. The possibilities are endless!
I wanted to know if it was possible to use this switch to turn on landing lights when you lower the flaps using the receiver as the power source using a Y lead set up. The answer is yes you can ! This means you don't need to have the common earth back to the battery. Points to note... you need to make sure that the aux (Flap) channel is set to "normal" rather than "reverse" on the transmitter. In normal mode the lights switch on when you move the switch from "0" to "1" position and the flaps go down. They go off when you raise the flaps. HOWEVER, if you have the channel reversed you will find the LED landing lights are permanently switched on and moving the aux/flap switch does nothing. I have uploaded my wiring diagram in the files section. Clearly using the switch in this way is only suitable for low current applications like LED lights.
additionally, it appears that the BEC is upstream of the receiver and switch but NOT for the LOAD (lights). If this is true, why doesn't the lights/load need a BEC or does the on/off switch regulate that?
according to the drawing, there are two power sources going into the receiver switch, one from the receiver (plugged into aux channel) and one from the battery (red bare wire from battery). which powers the lights and which powers the on-off switch function?( I know the third wire from the receiver is the wire that enables the remote switching)
Ok I've installed this switch to control 4 strands of 12V LED lights and the landing light. All works great but I have all jumped pins in for alternating light, which it does when I start up, and depending on the switch position the LEDs come on when sync'ed with the radio.
Question is* I read that when in failsafe mode the lights should revert back to flashing when radio comms is lost with the TX'er, Doesn't happen - lights stay on in the last configured position just prior to turning of the radio. What do I need to do to have the lights flash when the radio signal is no longer sensed from the transmitter.
I plan on purchasing the Turnigy switch and use it to turn on/off my LEDs for night flying. I fly my plane with a single 3S 11.1V Lipo. Can I just connect and power the LEDs directly from this Lipo ? or do need to have some sort of voltage reducer?