Spektrum™ Smart Technology is about offering a higher connection to
your hobby. It's an RC ecosystem that puts you in complete control while
making vital components of your model easier to use than ever before.
Smart technology ensures that all of your model's electronics work
together seamlessly for the greatest efficiency and performance. It
keeps you aware of every component's status, boosts your confidence in
its capabilities, and makes your entire system more responsive and
simple to use.
Spektrum radios with Smart features can download firmware updates
instantly using Wi-Fi and can swap setups with compatible radios via
Bluetooth. Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries have a built-in microchip that
records and communicates your charging preferences automatically to
Smart chargers — just connect your pack and press "Start." Smart IC™
series connectors include an innovative data wire that transfers
information easily between Smart components with a single connection.
Finally, Smart ESCs not only deliver power but also eliminate the
hassles from running telemetry. The days of installing and connecting
multiple wires, sensors, modules and links are over.
You’ll never have to set charge preferences for a Spektrum Smart
battery until you want to. When a Spektrum Smart LiPo battery is
connected to a Spektrum Smart charger, unique parameters and health of
that Smart LiPo battery upload from the Smart memory microchip
integrated into the battery. Through the charger, you can view and set
preferences, such as charge rates, so that all you have to do to charge
the pack every time is press the charger “Start” button. Smart
technology takes care of the rest.
Every Smart LiPo battery is factory assembled with the
next-generation IC3™ or IC5™ output connector that’s conveniently
compatible with older devices equipped with robust EC3™ and EC5™
connectors. You can use Smart Batteries with older systems, but only
when connected to a Spektrum Smart device will all the benefits of Smart
technology become obvious.
Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries also maintain an error log including
the number of over-heat, over-discharge and over-charge incidents which
can be helpful data in assuring that the battery you’ve chosen is right
for the application. A Smart Battery uploads its charge parameters to a
Spektrum Smart Charger automatically making charging as simple as
pressing the “Start” button. The charge rate of every Smart Battery is
customizable, allowing you to take full advantage of packs with faster