Switch Unit TAE3 12V - complete set
This new switch unit TAE3 offers more functions and safety than ever before.
Furthermore, the TAE3 can be upgraded with Hall Sensors allowing proportional control of Piston Tanks.
This switch unit can operate Piston Tanks type EA (with AutoStop) as well as type TA (with AutoTrim).
For the proportional control version of the TAE3 with Hall Sensors, Piston Tanks type EA are fitted with magnets on the middle gear of the tank drive, allowing fine trimming of the submarine model.
The set of Hall Sensors is available as an option (item no. 1585-H30).
• Controls 2 Piston Tanks type EA or TA
• upgradable with Hall Sensors for proportional control
• Piston Tanks can be operated as a pair or individually
• 100% compatible with preceding model TAE2
• 4 fail safe devices
• very reliable
• self-resetting fuses against overload
• threshold voltage adjustable
• connectivity for pressure switch
• upgradable with Static Depth Controller
With the TAE3 Piston Tanks can be controlled either as a pair (standard) or as two singles via 2 R/C channels. Connection of TAE3 to receiver is made by patch wire leads supplied. Operation via 2 channels will require 2 of these leads.
The TAE3 features enhanced switching characteristics covering any avoidable risk to operational safety of your submarine model. Each Piston Tank is safeguarded by a self-resetting polymer fuse against electrical overload.
The TAE3 will automatically switch to empty the tanks not only if receiver signal is lost but even if the receiver itself or receiver power (Rx battery or BEC) is defective, thereby allowing the model to resurface safely.
In addition, the unit features 3 additional fail safe devices, such as loss of receiver signal, low battery monitor and limitation of operational depth by pressure switch (included in this set). If transmitter signal is lost (e.g. by excessive depth) or main battery power has diminished the unit will also automatically switch the tanks to bail. Threshold voltage at which the automatic resurfacing mode is activated is adjustable by a rotary switch onboard of the unit (factory settings 4V for 6V operation, 9V for 12V operation). Operational and switching modes are indicated by LEDs.
The main power circuit (6 to 12 Volt) is held seperately from the unit’s control current (4.8 to 8 Volt) thereby minimising interference and eliminating power fluctuations within the control system.
TAE3 can optionally be upgraded with Static Depth Controller TAES (item no. 1585-TAES). This additional module is equipped with a pressure sensor supporting the trim of the submerged, static (not moving) model. Static Depth Controller TAES measures the pressure differentials during submerging and resurfacing which are then equalized by water being sucked in and pressed out of the Piston Tanks.
TAES is recommended only if TAE3 is operated with Hall Sensors. Otherwise the automatic re-trimming feature of the TAES cannot funtion satisfactory.
control (rx) voltage 4 - 8 V
operational voltage 6-12V
dimensions approx. l 100 x w 50 x h 19 mm
weight approx. 60 g
• Switch Unit TAE3
• Pressure Switch
• Leads and connectors
• Manual and wiring diagram in English
Threshold voltage (for low battery monitor) preadjusted to approx. 9 V for 12 V operation.