Boost 1-Cell Li-Po Step-Up Module(#5474) allows
nearly any brushless or brushed speed control, receiver and servo to
run on 1-cell Li-Po. This technology expands racing opportunities
for many drivers by reducing racing expenses and giving drivers the
chance to race on smaller tracks.
The Smart Boost increases the 1-cell Li-Po battery pack's voltage
from 3.3V - 4.2V to 6V, ensuring that the receiver and servo receive
a full 6V/3A power throughout the duration of a run. This allows the
electronics to operate at their optimum levels. Additionally, the
Smart Boost gives you the ability to run a 1-cell Li-Po cell with
the same ESC, servo and receiver that you would normally run with
any 2-3S Li-Po or 4-7 cell NiMH battery pack, including all of
Novakˇ¦s brushed or brushless speed controls.
Not only electrically powered cars can benefit
from this technology. The Smart Boost is also compatible in nitro
vehicles. Installed between a nitro vehicle's 1-cell Li-Po pack and
receiver, the Smart Boost can boost a nitro vehicle's voltage to
6V/3A to power the receiver and servo.
By increasing battery output voltage, the Smart
Boost allows users to use any radio receiver in single-cell
applications, including spread spectrum radios. The usual voltage
fluctuations that cause reception issues with your radio using 1S
Li-Po or 4-cell NiMH battery packs are no longer a concern. It is
recommended, though, to use Novak's Glitch
Buster Capacitor with
2.4GHz radio systems to ensure trouble-free operation.
The Smart Boost was designed to be used in small or medium-scale
vehicles and with 1-cell Li-Po battery packs, such as SMC's®
1-cell Li-Po pack (#SUM4025S).
It also has a Li-Po cut-off feature that will interrupt power to the
motor when the battery voltage drops below 3.3V to prevent damage to
the battery pack.