Smart-Fly SportReg Regulator
The Smart-Fly dual-battery regulators provide the user with battery redundancy and a remote on/off switch. There are two versions available for different size planes, which are described below.
The Smart-Fly SportReg provides the user with battery redundancy, adjustable regulator and an optional remote failsafe-switch switch for aircraft with engines up to the 100cc size. The SuperReg combines several features into one lightweight unit. It has dual battery inputs with isolation between the two batteries. In case of a catastrophic failure of one battery the other can continue to supply power to the aircraft. The SuperReg has a single regulation element and dual power out connectors. All power input and output connectors are Deans UltraPlugs to handle the high current the SuperReg is capable of handing.
The SuperReg’s output voltage is continuously adjustable from 5.2 volts to 6.5 volts and can supply 7.5 amps continuous current when the input voltage is 8.4 volts and the regulator is set to an output voltage of 6.0 volts. This translates into 7.5 amps continuous current when the input voltage is 8.4 volts and the regulator is set to an output voltage of 6.0 volts.
The SuperReg also has failsafe operation with the optional remote on/off failsafe-switch. The switch actually turns the failsafe regulator on and off and does not carry the system load current. If the switch or wiring between the switch and failsafe regulator were to fail the regulator stays in the on state until you unplug it from the battery.
Smart-Fly offers two failsafe-switch types for their regulators that have failsafe operation. The first is a standard switch. This is a small slide switch similar to the switch that typically comes with your radio. The second switch is commonly referred to as a “Pin and Flag” switch. The idea behind this switch is that a pin, with a flag, is inserted into the switch turns your system off. To fly you remove the pin and flag from the switch and your system is turned on. The only way for your system to be turned off is to replace the pin. The optional failsafe-switch and charge-lead package comes with the failsafe-switch (slide or pin&flag), two charge leads and two Ernst charge jacks.
- Small: 2-3/4 x 2-1/4 inches
- Lightweight: 2.0 oz
- 7.5 amps with 8.4 volts in and 6.0 volts out.
- Dual Battery Inputs
- Continuously Adjustable Output Voltage: 5.2-6.5 Volts
- Battery Isolation
- Individual Charge Leads
- Optional failsafe-switch and charge-lead package
CAUTION: When the regulator is operated with the optional failsafe-switch it presents a slight load to your battery even when off. This load is 0.4mAH or about 10mA out of your pack for each 24-hour period. You should disconnect the battery if you the plane will be sitting for more than a couple days.