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NOVAK ROOSTER Operating Instructions

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ROOSTER/SUPER ROOSTER
SPECIFICATIONS
The ROOSTER is the long standing benchmark in reliable
SPECIFICATION
ROOSTER
SUPER ROOSTER
reversible speed controls for 6-7cell/mild-modified set-ups.
Input Voltage
6-7 cells
6-10 cells
(1.2VDC/cell)
The SUPER ROOSTER is stronger and faster than the
Case Width
1.63 inches
1.63 inches
original. Equipped with a Heavy-Duty BEC for today's
OPERATING
Case Depth
2.02 inches
2.02 inches
high power servos, twelve of the toughest HYPERFET III
TM
Case Height
1.22 inches
1.22 inches
(w/h.sinks)
transistors, and extra-long 14G power and signal harness
Weight
3.00 ounces 4.00 ounces
(w/heat sinks)
INSTRUCTIONS
wires, the Super Rooster handles big trucks, wild motors,
On-Resist.–Fwd.
0.018
0.002
(@Trans)
and even dual motor set-ups.
On-Resist.–Rev.
0.018
0.004
(@Trans)
Both speed controls feature the original One-Touch Set-Up
Rated Current–Fwd.
100 amps
320 amps
and exclusive Polar Drive
(There's nothing easier!)
Rated Current–Rev.
100 amps
160 amps
Technology
TM
for the smoothest throttle response and
Braking Current
100 amps
160 amps
improved radio system performance. Reverse Disable
Circuitry
TM
locks-out reverse for racing use, while Smart
Rev. Delay
Zero Sec.
Zero Sec.
(after Smart Braking)
TM
Braking Circuitry
brings the model to a slow speed
BEC Voltage
5.7 volts DC 6.0 volts DC
before hitting reverse to save your vehicle's gearbox and
BEC Current
0.5 amps
3.0 amps
reduce speed control heating.
Power Wire
16G / 6"
14G / 14"
Other features include brake light circuitry to power two
Signal Harness
26G / 6"
26G / 15"
high-intensity LEDs available separetly in the Novak Brake
Transistor Type
MEGAFET
HYPERFET III
Light LED Kit (Accessory #5655) for enhanced realism,
PWM Frequency
1250 Hertz
1250 Hertz
Radio Priority Circuitry
TM
to maintain steering control
Motor Limit
Modified No Limit
Mild
even after the battery has discharged, dual-level thermal
Part Number
1850
1860
protection, and the Novak Input Plug System
TM
.
PRECAUTIONS
QUICK SET-UP
(SUPER ROOSTER SHOWN)
FOR DETAILED INFO. REFER TO STEPS 1 THRU 7
(-)
blue
trail excess
WATER & ELECTRONICS DON'T MIX!
A.
Do not
INSTALL SPEED CONTROL
wire
wire off top of
operate model in or around water. Never allow water,
antenna mast
Use double-sided tape to mount ESC in model where the
I.
moisture, or other foreign materials to get inside the ESC.
power wires are neatly routed away from the receiver and
• ROOSTER–6 or 7 CELLS ONLY Never use fewer than 6 or
(+)
antenna. For more details refer to Step 2.
more than 7 cells (7.2-8.4 volts DC) in main battery pack.
three 0.1 F capacitors
B.
yellow
CONNECT SPEED CONTROL TO RECEIVER
• SUPER ROOSTER–6 to 10 CELLS ONLY Never use fewer
•NO SCHOTTKY•
wire
Plug the ESC input signal harness into the throttle channel
than 6 or more than 10 cells
(7.2-12.0 VDC)
in battery pack.
(-)
(+)
twist
black wire
C.
red wire
of receiver. Make sure the proper plug plastic is installed
• MOTOR CAPACITORS REQUIRED Three 0.1 F (50V)
motor
ceramic capacitors (included) must be properly installed
on ESC signal harness. Refer to Step 1 for changing plug.
wires to
reduce RF
on every motor to prevent radio interference. Additional
C.
CONNECT SPEED CONTROL TO BATTERY
noise
capacitors are available in Novak kit #5620.
ROOSTER––Plug the JST/Tamiya connector from speed
• ALWAYS USE HEAT SINKS Four heat sinks are included to
control into a 6 or 7 cell battery pack (1.2 volts DC/cell).
properly fit the Super Rooster and they must be used for
SUPER ROOSTER––Solder the
BLACK
wire of speed control
maximum cooling and performance. Replacement Super
Rooster heat sinks are available in Novak kit #5409.
to the negative side of a completely charged 6 to 10 cell
• NO REVERSE VOLTAGE! Reverse battery polarity can
battery pack (1.2 volts DC/cell).
damage speed control––Disconnect battery immediately.
Solder the
wire of speed control to battery positive.
RED
• NO SCHOTTKY DIODES External Schottky diodes must
D.
TURN ON TRANSMITTER POWER
NOT be used with the reversible speed controls. Using an
F.
Refer to Step 5 for transmitter adjustments.
external Schottky diode will damage the ESC.
E.
TURN ON SPEED CONTROL
• DON'T LET TRANSISTOR TABS TOUCH Never allow
separate transistor banks to touch each other or any exposed
Slide ON/OFF switch to ON position.
brake
metal. This will create a short circuit and damage the ESC.
light wires
B.
F.
PRESS AND HOLD SPEED CONTROL SET BUTTON
• DISCONNECT THE BATTERIES Always disconnect the
With transmitter throttle in neutral position, press and hold
battery pack from the speed control when not in use.
E.
SET button until status LED turns solid red, then release.
• TRANSMITTER ON FIRST Always turn on the power of
G.
your transmitter first so that you will have control of the
PULL THROTTLE TO FULL-FORWARD POSITION
G.
radio equipment when you turn on the speed control.
Hold until status LED turns solid green.
!
• DON'T GET BURNT
Transistor tabs and the heat sinks
H.
PUSH THROTTLE TO FULL-REVERSE POSITION
can get extremely hot, so be careful not to touch them
Hold until status LED blinks green, then return throttle to
until they cool. Supply adequate air flow for cooling.
neutral position. LED will then turn solid red indicating
• INSULATE WIRES Always insulate exposed wiring with
**ROOSTER (Plug Connections)
proper programming and throttle is in neutral position.
heat shrink tubing to prevent short circuits.
I.
CONNECT SPEED CONTROL TO MOTOR
Turn off speed control then transmitter.
DETAILED INFORMATION
ROOSTER––Plug the bullet connector on the YELLOW wire
H.
of speed control to motor positive.
blue
STEP 1
wire
Plug the bullet connector on the BLUE wire of speed control
to motor negative.
CHANGING THE INPUT PLUG
I.
SUPER ROOSTER––Solder the BLUE wire of speed control
to motor negative.
Included with the speed control is the Novak Input Plug
yellow
Solder the YELLOW wire of speed control to motor positive.
wire
System
TM
to convert the Futaba J style signal harness for
J.
compatibility with Airtronics, KO, Kyosho, JR, Airtronics Z,
KICK-UP A ROOST!
red
black
and Hitec radios.
Refer to Figures 1 through 3 to convert plug.
Turn on transmitter and then speed control.
wire
wire
C.
Please refer to Step 7 for instructions on disabling the
brake
reverse portion of the speed control for use when racing.
wires
STEP 3
STEP 2
Airtronics (A)
KO
Kyosho (KYO) JR/Hitec/AirZ
SUPER ROOSTER HEAT SINK INSTALLATION
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
FIGURE 1 With a small standard screwdriver, press on
each of the three metal prongs until the wires are easy to
Heat sinks are required with the Rooster & Super Rooster
1. DETERMINE BEST ESC MOUNTING LOCATION
remove. Remove wires.
for optimum performance and power handling. The
The ESC should be positioned away from the receiver
Rooster heat sink comes factory installed and must not
and antenna as shown in the Quick Set-Up photo
be removed. Included with the Super Rooster are heat
above. Choose a mounting position that will keep the
sinks to fit onto the ESC's three separate transistor tab banks.
power wires as short as possible without obstructing
movement of the suspension or the motor pod.
To Install Super Rooster Heat Sinks:
1. INSTALL THE HEAT SINKS Place ESC on a flat surface
Remember, cooler operating temperatures mean higher
and press the long/5-transistor heat sink onto the bank
efficiency. So, choose a mounting position that allows
of 4 transistors on the upper left. Next, press the long/
maximum airflow through the heat sinks.
3-transistor heat sink onto the bank of 2 transistors on
FIGURE 2 With the screwdriver, carefully lift each of the
2. INSTALL SPEED CONTROL
metal locking tabs to the angle shown.
the upper right. The 2 remaining short/3-transistor heat
Use the included double-sided tape to mount the ESC.
sinks go onto the bottom bank of 6 transistors.
3. INSTALL ON/OFF SWITCH
The heat sinks should press onto the transistors with a
Determine a convenient place to mount the switch
snug fit. If they are installed upside-down
(longer fins
where it will be easy to get to. Mount the switch using
up)
or shifted off to one side, they will be too loose.
a piece of double-sided tape or with a screw through
NOTE: Do not use too much force when installing the heat sinks
the hole in the base of the switch housing.
because you can damage the transistors or other components
on the PC board. Never use a vise or pliers to install the heat sinks.
4. INSTALL RECEIVER
2. DO NOT USE GLUE Do not use glue or adhesives to
Mount the receiver as far from the motor, power wires,
attach the heat sinks to the transistors.
battery, and servo as possible. These components all
3. DO NOT SHORT CIRCUIT HEAT SINKS The three
emit radio noise when the throttle is being applied.
FIGURE 3 Insert each pin into the correct plug slot. Each
On graphite or aluminum, place the receiver on edge
banks of transistor tabs are separated by plastic on the
pin should "click" into place.
with the crystal and antenna as far above the chassis
case top. Each bank of heat sinks should never contact
(Airtronics plug shown)
The locking tab must not extend
as possible. Mount the antenna close to the receiver
each other or other conductive objects (metal, etc.),
outside the plastic plug housing.
and trail any excess wire off the top of the antenna.
or they will short circuit and damage the speed control.
WHT = White wire terminal (signal)
NOVAK ELECTRONICS, INC.
BLK = Black wire terminal (negative)
18910 Teller Avenue
RED = Red wire terminal (positive)
CAUTION Improper installation of these wires may cause
Irvine, CA 92612
damage to the receiver, servo, and speed control.
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   Summary of Contents for NOVAK ROOSTER

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    ESC. power wires are neatly routed away from the receiver and • ROOSTER–6 or 7 CELLS ONLY Never use fewer than 6 or antenna. For more details refer to Step 2.

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    (verified by dated, itemized sales receipt). Warranty does not cover incorrect installation, components worn by use, damage from using fewer than 6 or more than 7 cells(Rooster) or 10 cells(Super Rooster) (1.2 volts DC/cell) input voltage, short-circuiting heat sinks,...

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  • tim Oct 20, 2014 02:54:
    Do brushed motors have to ESC compatible to use on the rooster