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    2216 receiver input voltage?

    I am wondering what the voltage input is on the Micro 2216 receiver.
    my guess is 6volts but I just want to make sure that it is.
    receiver packs come in 5cell ni-xx which is 6volt..
    my ESC puts out 5 volt 3 amp.. before I switched out my ESC (Stock xl5) with a brushless I was able to drive at least 500ft away with no problems now I can't even go 100ft away with out it glitching and not working right.. (unless I lift the transmitter up to extend the range)
    I replaced the Transmitter wire thinking that it was maybe a break in the line???
    nothing has worked.. all batteries are fully charged and I Always have used NIMH in the transmitter and didn't have this problem until I changed out the ESC....
    my guess is that the ESC (castle creations SV2) doesn't put out enough voltage to Power the Receiver to give it Max Range
    Is there a way that I can add a battery pack to the receiver?? the ESC has BEC and I don't want to add more voltage and cause a melt down on the receiver Or ESC..

    I've looked all over the net for specs on the 2216 receiver but have only found the size.. not volts.
    I read that a lot of people with after market ESCs have the same problem... I've also found that most of those ESCs put out 5 volt.. NOT 6 volt..
    if anyone has any advice I would love to hear it and thank you for any help.

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    I guess I've answered my own question.. it takes up to 7 volts and my esc is only putting out 5.0 (low voltage which is why I can't go far) I will ask Castle if they have a way to bypass the BEC..
    if this thread can be deleted please do so.. I no longer need help. thank you for reading and thinking about it though.

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