Powerbox Smart Switch -MPX


PowerBox SmartSwitch w/MPX (battery side). Features:. Electronic switch. Multi-colour LED for monitoring battery voltage. Support for four battery types: 2s LiPo, 4s+5s NiMH/NiCd, 2sLiFePo. Technical Data:. Operating voltage 4.0V – 9.0V. Power supply 2S LiPo, 2S LiFePo, 4S or 5S NiCd/NiMH. Maximum load current 10A. Output voltage non regulated. Dimensions 59 x 20 x 17 mm. Weight 15g. Temperature range -30°C to +75°C. .

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PowerBox SmartSwitch w/MPX (battery side)

The SmartSwitch is ideal for all applications where security has top priority but voltage regulation is not required. The micro-controller by which the On / Off switching system is controlled makes the SmartSwitch the perfect substitute for a mechanical switch.

The on / off switching process is initiated by pressing the push-button twice. The micro-controller monitors the sequence and turns the electronic switch on or off if the procedure is valid. This eliminates any danger of operating the switch accidentally and produces a connection which is resistant to vibration. The switch is a latching type, i.e. it stores the last switched state. This means that the system always remains switched on even if there is a brief interruption in the circuit at the battery end.

A further safety feature of the SmartSwitch is the integral voltage monitor: the tri-colour LED indicates the battery’s state of charge in four stages. The voltage monitor can be set to suit all commonly used battery types: 2S LiPo, 2S LiFePo, 5S NiMH or 4S NiMH.                          

The SmartSwitch requires no cooling in operation. The switching capacity is more than 20 A, and in practice the limiting factor is the connecting cable.

As already mentioned, the SmartSwitch is not fitted with a voltage regulator and for this reason it does not constitute a means of operating standard 6 V servos with LiPo batteries. Naturally HV systems can be operated with LiPo batteries without problem and suitable servos can be operated directly with LiFePo batteries.

You have a choice of connectors for the input (battery side) – 1 JR style connectors, 1 Dean’s ultra connector or 1 Multiplex (MPX) connector.

Output is 2 JR connectors, one output connector to be plugged into the Battery port and the other into any open port for maximum current carrying capability.


        Electronic switch
        Multi-colour LED for monitoring battery voltage
        Support for four battery types: 2s LiPo, 4s+5s NiMH/NiCd, 2sLiFePo

Technical Data:

    Operating voltage            4.0V – 9.0V
    Power supply      2S LiPo, 2S LiFePo, 4S or 5S NiCd/NiMH
    Maximum load current    10A
    Output voltage   non regulated
    Dimensions         59 x 20 x 17 mm
    Weight 15g
    Temperature range          -30°C to +75°C


Additional information

Weight 0.3 lbs