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    low voltage detection for lipo

    i looked this up but didnt find definitive answer. i also read through the little castle book, but it wasnt as clear as i needed it to be. anyway how do i know if the low voltage detection is on and for which is it set..(4s,6s etc). i run 4s but i dont know where low voltage is set or if it even is. i have only ran 4s and have done no mods to my brushless revo. stock castle set up. any help is appreciated,thanks in advance

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    As far as I know as long as it beeps out the cell count than the low voltage is on. Its default is 3.2v I believe

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    ok. i read that in the castle manual. just didnt know if the voltage detection changes automatically depending on batteries..4s,6s etc

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    I know the Mamba Monster 2 has auto detect on for lipo by default, and also 3.2v cutoff is on by default.

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    changing low voltage detection

    stock emaxx setup. reading about protecting lipos.i know lvd is set automatically at 3.2v.im going to assume thats good for runnung 4s since its a factory default. if i run 6s,will it change automatically or do i have to manually do it? and is the 3.2 ok for 4s? asking because one of my 2s puffed up after a run recently.thanks

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    When you power up the truck, listen to the beeps. After the initial jingle, you'll hear a series of beeps(assuming it is set to auto detect cell count). That indicates how many cells are detected. So if you hear 6 beeps, and LVD is set to 3.2, then it will cut off at 3.2*6=19.2 volts.

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    If you don't hear the 6 beeps, then you need to change the "auto detect LIPO cell count" setting..

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    oh, ok. it says it was set to 3.2 from factory in the castle booklet. i will listen to verify again. if for some strange reason its not set, do you know how i go about changing the setting to on? i know you can change some things if you have the app and iphone etc, but i dont because i have android.

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    Easiest: get a device called a "castle link"

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    cool, thank you very much

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    I suggest purchasing a Castle Link device or Field Link programming card from Castle Creations. The factory LVC setting is too low for my comfort. I believe a 3.4 or 3.5 Volts per cell setting is much healthier for your batteries.
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    the second set of tones, is the cell count, correct the factory setting on the ESC / LVC is 3.2, bump that up to 3.4v per cell.
    for battery battery life.

    Refer to this to setup the Mamba Monster ( MMM ) esc for maximum performance:
    CASTLE LINK GUIDE




    And direct from Castle Creations ( the esc manufacturers ):
    MMM FAQ

    Driver's ED Manual

    LED warning light meanings
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    ok, thank you

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    On all my castle equipped trucks, I set lvd to 3.5 volts per cell. I can usually tell a large voltage drop when the batteries are around 3.7 per cell.

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