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Scorpion Backup Guard (SC-BUG)1

Scorpion Backup Guard (SC-BUG)


SKU: SC-BUG
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Product description

The Scorpion Backup Guard is a tiny, lightweight, self contained, Stand-by Power System for RC Helicopters and Aircraft. It works just like a UPS back-up power supply does to keep your computer running during a power outage. In the event of a failure of your BEC circuit in your speed controller, or loss of power from your on-board battery pack, the Backup Guard kick in and provides 5 volt power to your radio receiver and servos so you can autorotate your helicopter, or dead stick your airplane, down to a safe controlled landing.

The Scorpion Backup Guard is a completely self-contained Li-Po battery and BEC circuit in one! It features a built-in 2-cell 500mah Li-Po battery, coupled with a linear 5 volt 10 amp BEC circuit and special logic circuitry that turns it on only when it is needed. The output of the Backup Guard uses a standard JR style servo plug, and the combination Charge plug/Balance port is a standard JST-XHR style connector, so the battery can be charged and balanced with any standard Li-Po charger. Best of all, the Backup Guard is very easy to use. It simply plugs into the battery port, or any unused channel on your radio receiver, and it is ready to go. Before each flight, simply flip the switch on the Backup Guard and your model is protected. A small red LED lights up to let you know the Backup Guard is armed and ready to go.

As long as your normal flight battery or BEC system puts out more than 5.0 volts, the Backup Guard waits in the stand-by mode monitoring your radio receiver voltage level. If the receiver voltage ever drops below 5.0 volts, the Backup Guard instantly switches on and restores power to your radio gear to prevent loss of control or those annoying "Brown-outs". With up to 10 amps of current available to power your radio gear, the Back-up Guard has enough power to drive all of your servos through a Brown-out event, or for a safe controlled landing in the event of a total failure of your ESC or normal receiver battery system. Think of it as an "Insurance Policy" against unnecessary and avoidable crashes!

 

Note: Please be aware that the SC-BUG is NOT designed to work with HV (High Voltage) setups using high power servos. Due to the very high amperage draw of these systems, we recommend the SC-BUG for 600 class helicopters and smaller, utilizing a BEC.




Backup Guard Specifications

Power Source ........................... 2-cell 500mah Li-Po
Total Weight ......................... 38 grams, 1.34 ounces
Dimensions (Metric) ....................... 55 x 31 x 15 mm
Dimensions (English) ............... 2.16 x 1.22 x 0.59 in.
Output Power ........................... 5.0 Volts @ 10 Amps
Output Connector ...................................... JR Servo
Charging/Balance Connector ...................... JST-XHR


Click here to Download the Instruction Sheet for the Scorpion Backup Guard


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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 October, 2012.
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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 11 October, 2012.


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01/28/2014
Reviewer:Cristofer   
I am not a big fan of using a separate RX pack, so I recently began adding Backup Guards to my heli's as a precaution in case the BEC were to ever fail. This device has been working perfectly for 100's of flights now. It does nothing, as long as the main flight pack and BEC are operating correctly. However it will kick in instantly in case of a failure. I am even using it with three HV cyclics and a HV tail servo. Under very hard stick movements, it will momentarily pause (presumably due to the amperage draw). However, it resumes normal functionality in a fraction of a second in this "worst-case-scenario" type of load. In reality, I would never give those kinds of stick inputs during an autorotation! It is very easy to install, needing only to plug its 3-pin servo connector into a spare power input port!
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10/04/2013
Reviewer:dean   
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Have them on all my heli's 500 Size on up.. Excellent insurance !!
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08/20/2013
Reviewer:John   
I have been flying my Goblin 770 with the bug from day one. I have never needed it but one day I was fly pretty hard and decided to go for "One more flight" Well my RX pack cut out and my voltage alarm went off. The BUG allowed me to land my heli under power. For 25 bucks why not get one ?
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04/19/2013
Reviewer:Jason   
Excellent $25 Insurance policy for a BEC equipped ESC. Put one on my TDR as a just in case.
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12/30/2012
Reviewer:Ari   
Highly recommended for 550 size helis and above. The only improvement Scorpion can make is to wrap it in clear heat shrink instead of black. That way the red LED will be easier to see. Other than that, $25 can save you hundreds down the track. We all use them down at the field for BEC, regulated or non regulated power set ups.
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