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VIFLY ShortSaver - New Generation Smoke Stopper

#1
Current smoke stoppers in market are all automative light-bulb or resettable fuse, both of them have some potential risk. VIFLY ShortSaver is a different one, it is electronic fuse.

1. Other smoke stoppers just limit not stop the current flow, the leakage current may still damage your components. VIFLY ShortSaver is a different smoke stopper that adopts the electronic fuse to completely cut off the current into your RC build if a short circuit or wiring mistake is detected.

2. VIFLY ShortSaver would turn off the power to a device that drew in excess of the switchable 1A or 2A threshold within just 10ms. It is far more effective than the old way of using light-bulb or resetting fuse. The shorter the protection time, the safer your build will be as something make break by the time the fuse trips.

For more details, https://www.viflydrone.com/smokestopper.html

 

Aireal Anarchist

Well-known member
#2
sounds interesting but are we introducing just one more electronic part that will fail at some point, .power consumption how much flight time will loose.. dimensions? weight is always a concern........anyone use these for any length of time.
 
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Monte.C

Well-known member
#3
Good because as we all know, electric motors have magic smoke inside of them. If you let the smoke out it won't run anymore.
 

LitterBug

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#4
sounds interesting but are we introducing just one more electronic part that will fail at some point, .power consumption how much flight time will loose.. dimensions? weight is always a concern........anyone use these for any length of time.
Smokestoppers are meant for bench use, not for in the air. When you do your initial setup and checks after plugging everything in, you use it to prevent a short, or bad gear from "letting the smoke out" of your gear, or potentially letting the smoke out of your battery. I think these "smart" stoppers are a bit of overkill. A properly sized incandescent bulb is not going to let any more current through.

I added a switch to my bulb type for ease of turning the power on and off.
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Aireal Anarchist

Well-known member
#5
Smokestoppers are meant for bench use, not for in the air. When you do your initial setup and checks after plugging everything in, you use it to prevent a short, or bad gear from "letting the smoke out" of your gear, or potentially letting the smoke out of your battery. I think these "smart" stoppers are a bit of overkill. A properly sized incandescent bulb is not going to let any more current through.
thanks for that..........I have no need for this
 

LitterBug

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#6
This is named a "short saver".... So basically just trips. The nice thing about using a bulb is you can see the bulb glow below the "trip point" and know you may have other issues going on....
 

PsyBorg

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#7
Here is mine in actual use so you can see how it works and what important information a blinking bulb can divulge. (starts about the 16 minute mark for just the smoke stopper stuff)

 
#8
This video clearly shows how VIFLY ShortSaver can stop your build going up in smoke! It is a must-have accessory on your work bench.

 
#9
This is a comparison video with other smoke stoppers like the light-bulb or resettable fuse. After checking the video, you will know why VIFLY E-Fuse is better than others.