To that end, we've created several new lines and consolidated a bunch of products. We've merged all our semi-automatic blaster wiring looms into 2 listings: SA Standard Power and SA High Power MOSFET wiring kits. We've taken the decision to offer MOSFET kits in all cases (well, except one) for the sake of simplicity in installation. While a micro switch offers a marginally simpler circuit, a micro switch install requires a good deal of grinding and gluing to get to fit. Generally speaking, wiring in a MOSFET that uses the stock trigger to switch handle high current loads is faster to install than a micro switch and presents with far less cleaning up. Plus it has the benefit of removing high current switching gear from the trigger group (in most cases).
We have our universal wiring diagram for semi-auto blasters, just swap in the appropriate lengths of wire and the right MOSFET for your motor combination (supplied with the appropriate kit) and you're good to go.
In addition, we've created the new High Power Rapidstrike wiring kit that contains a heavy duty MOSFET to lift the amount of current demanded by a Hellcat 180 flywheel motor with Honey Badger 130 pusher. More details below.
Standard Power Wiring Kits:
These are designed for your stock, MTB Rhino and MTB Honey Badger motors on LiPos that don't have too much in the way of current demand and have been proven over the last year or so to be resilient and effective. This category contains our Stryfe, Demolisher and other semi-automatic blaster wiring kits that you might have become familiar. They use 49A rated MOSFETs and 18AWG silicone coated wire. For the first time, we've also added a Rayven wiring kit and are currently adding new kits for blasters like the Desolator. The Fearless Fire and Doomlands Incisor are also on the way.
Our standard Rapidstrike switch kit and the Rapidstrike wiring and switch upgrade kits both fall into this category and remain unchanged.
High Power Wiring Kits:
MTB Hellcats are primarily responsible for this one because they draw 22A at stall, more per motor than a pair of Rhinos combined. For these, a higher powered wiring kit more akin to the Rival Zeus wiring loom is needed so we've added a 130A rated MOSFET and 16AWG wire in order to minimise resistance in the circuit and to get the best out of your blaster.
For the first time we're also in a position to offer a high powered Rapidstrike kit in order to meet the need for the insane combination that is a 3S MTB Hellcat/Honey Badger flywheel/pusher set up. The stall current for this rig comes in at ~65A and so a beefy 130A MOSFET coupled with 16AWG wire gives you the best possible current carrying capacity and in turn response time and muzzle velocity at higher rates of fire.
Stryfe Micro Switch Kit:
We have chosen to retain the Stryfe Micro Switch kit as a mechanical option for stock motors on 3x IMRs and a dummy cell. For the novice modder, a simple switch circuit can be a good entry route into the world of electrical modding without the hassle of LiPo. It won't give you the best blaster in the world but it's a good start. This kit can handle LiPos but isn't guaranteed to, the switches have been known to melt after extended use.
So there you have it, a bunch of new products and simplified listings. The march of technology for flywheel blasters is ongoing. MTB Hellcats can average 130FPS in a Stryfe with just stock flywheels and cages, something that was unthinkable a year ago. By supplying these kits, we hope to get as many players running cutting edge, competitive blasters at their games.
If you've got any questions or need a hand, the folks over at BritNerf are always great for a chat and generally useful. If you've got a specific order enquiry then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
MD, Blastersmiths UK