I have recently ordered a CP crystal 24fps motor for my new (or should I say old) 2c.
In my hunt for a battery locally, and it's been suggested to me by a hobby store that
I could use a 14.8v LiPo battery as they're much smaller, lighter, run at a more constant
speed and hold much more power than the NiMH batteries that most people seem to
use with their arri motors.
I was originally told by the seller that this motor needs 16-18v, that if I use 12v it
won't maintain crystal sync speed. My understanding from reading on this forum
is that pretty much all constant speed 2c motors actually only need 12v, but if you
use a 12v battery the voltage can/will drop below 12v occassionally, so you need
a battery higher than 12v as a sort of safety net.
I haven't been able to get in contact with the seller of the motor since i've made the
purchase, so my question for you bright folk here is: do you think a 14.8v would allow
enough of a margin to maintain crystal sync speed for this motor?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Edited by Callum Ross Thomson, 06 February 2014 - 09:21 PM.