The Viper Marine15 HV is a new brushed speed controller designed specifically for use in RC boats with a battery voltage of between 12.0V and 24.0V. The installation, set up and operation of the new HV Viper range has been designed to be exactly the same as the original Viper range which we have been 'warned' never to change!!
An exciting feature of the new 24V HV Viper range is addition of Lipo battery pack compatibility as well as the usual NiCAD/NiMH/Lead Acid and Gel cells that are more commonly used.
It has a 15Amp motor limit, what this means is that you can use any, DC brushed motor, as long as the current drawn by that motor does not exceed 15Amps under load (with the prop connected, under water).
The Viper Marine HV controllers also feature the new 4 quadrant control system that stops the motor completely before turning it in the opposite direction. This allows for perfectly symmetrical operation about the neutral position in both directions, allowing the modeller to achieve perfect slow control in all situations.
Other features of the Viper Marine HV controllers are the ability to turn reverse on or off. This is done easily by a single press of the set button, allowing you to use the controller in forwards and reverse or forwards only mode and a more powerful BEC, at 2.0Amps the BEC will allow the running of more extras direct from the receiver.
The new HV range is sure to become a popular choice from the line of Mtroniks marine speed controllers and is one that we have spent a lot of time thinking about. They all come with features included, such as a built in failsafe, 100% proportional, fine throttle control in both directions, and motor stall protection, which is a feature that cannot be overlooked when a possible encounter with weeds is always just round the corner. Not to forget that the new Viper HV range of speed controllers are all completely 100% waterproof and designed to work on fully charged 24V Lead Acid batteries or a fully charged 6S Lipo pack.
For matching motor wires see http://www.mtroniks.net/prod/RC-Accessories/WBULCON30MO.htm