BattleSwitch is the larger, 10A version of the popular
PicoSwitch. BattleSwitch is a relay switch that you toggle via hobby radio control
gear. You can use BattleSwitch to quickly and easily control glow plugs, BattleBot
weaponry and more. You can activate applications with voltage levels as high as
240VAC without having to know anything about microcontroller logic levels or transistors
because the relay offers full electrical isolation from your receiver electronics.
BattleSwitch plugs into a standard hobby radio control receiver as easily as a servo
does. You connect the load that you want to toggle using BattleSwitch's wear resistant
screw terminals. Depending on the channel you use, you will then be able to control
the relay by moving your radio's control stick up or down, left or right, or another
method you desire.
BattleSwitch has a status LED on the bottom. The LED will light up when the relay
switch is on, and vice versa. It will also tell you if your radio link is too weak
by flashing repeatedly.
The relay is a single pole double throw switch. Its typical lifetime is 100,000
switching cycles, depending on how heavy a load you are using.
BattleSwitch does not supply power at the screw terminals.
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||Max relay voltage: 240VAC
Max relay current: 10A @ 28VDC, 12A @ 120VAC, 10A @ 240VAC.
Relay resistance: 100 mΩ max
3.5V to 5.5V operating voltage (on servo pigtail)
30mA typical draw from receiver
BattleSwitch example diagram.jpg
||1.25" x 1.25" x 0.9"
32mm x 32mm x 23mm
12 inch servo pigtail
||Control of powerful auxiliary weapons in RC combat.
Control of glow plugs in RC nitro vehicles.
Control of high powered lighting systems on large RC aircraft, boats, cars.
Control of domestic appliances and home automation.
Control of non-critical automotive electronics such as glow wire.
Control of nearly any application that can be toggled with a switch.
Using PicoSwitch to control christmas lights (off-site link)
Using PicoSwitch to control a digital camera (off-site link)
Using PicoSwitch to control sound effects (off-site link)