I am considering upgrading my robot to use Hitec’s brushless servos (such as the HSB-9360TH or others in the 9000 series). The servos use regenerative braking that puts a backflow current into the power system when the motors are slowing down in order to increase efficiency (like a Prius). Their web site warns that this may be incompatible with some electrical systems and I am wondering if anybody has verified whether or not they work with Maestro controllers. Has anybody tried this?
FYI, the following paragraph is from Hitec’s web page:
While compatible with most radio control devices, the regenerative braking feature of the HSB-9XXX series servos may cause a problem if the device cannot accept a backflow of current. The types of devices that cannot accept this backflow are: Voltage Regulators, Power Safe Receivers and certain BEC circuits whether stand alone or integrated within an Electronic Speed Control. Check with the manufacturer or the Hitec website for a list of compatible models. If your device cannot accept a current backflow, then you must install a PAD (Power Absorbing Device - Hitec PN# 55756) as described in this manual. A PAD is included with every Hitec brushless servo.