We're proud to partner with Bengineering Labs to bring you this awesome life saver! Quickly know whether your quad has a short, and protect it from certain peril. By plugging this in between your battery and your quad, you can limit the current getting to your quad. If the LED is on, there is no short. If the LED is faded, blinking, or off, then there is a short and you should check your quad. This is a great tool, but we recommend you pair it with the use of a multimeter to check for shorts to be sure you are not going to toast your precious goods!
The Smoke Stopper uses a Resettable fuse (PPTC). Connectors are high quality Amass XT60's.
- 1-5s capable (24v Max)
- 1.1A Hold Current, 2.2A Trip Current
- 0.5S Trip time
Plug the Solid State Smoke Inhibitor between the battery and the device.
- Green led on, OK.
- Green led dim or blinking, Fuse tripped.
- Green led off, Shorted.
To reset the Solid State Smoke Inhibitor, unplug for 10 seconds.
Note: Solid State Smoke Inhibitor/ Lightbulbs / Fuses / Circuit breakers are not 100% foolproof way of keeping the magic smoke in. It’s always best to use in conjunction with a multimeter. This is NOT an end all be all kind of protection. Nothing is. It is best at protecting against a soldering short. If you wire something wrong, it will likely still blow (ie apply 16v to a 5v system). This is a failsafe, one that will probably help you but may not depending on the kind of error you make. Double check wiring schematics, check your gear with a multimeter, and lastly use a Smoke Stopper. Do not wire things up randomly and hope a Smoke Stopper will save you - that's a bold move Cotton!
See a review done by PropWashed.com here.