New design adjustable Gen 8 Brushless, with the same adjustable or rigid swashplate.
- Hinged adjustable rear bearing track.
- Brushless motor custom built by Swashdrive using some Maxon parts.
- The new Gen8 is smaller, lighter and better balanced than our previous model.
- We have laser etched the polished stainless steel tube clamp.
The brushless Gen8 has the same adjustable give clip as the previous model, which goes from rock hard to feather soft with an easy shift of the mechanism.
Our Gen8 tube lock series now come with the needle tensioner fitted to the frame.
Important Information on the Brushless Motor:
Brushless Motor Characteristics:
The brushless motor powering your new Swashdrive is an entirely new technology in small DC powered motors.
minimum start-up voltage of 9.0 volts is required to activate the electronic circuit board that controls the motor. This may seem high but thatís the way itís designed and will not cause any damage. The current draw at 9.0 volts is only 0.1 amp (0.9 watt) and 20 volts will draw 0.5 amps and deliver a massive 10 watts of power.
The brushless motor also has an internal speed governing circuit which maintains very accurate speed settings as load varies during operation, the result is super smooth running and zero motor surging.
Important to note - the power input is polarity sensitive + -
The positive (Red) wire must be connected to centre of the RCA plug.
Wiring the machine the other way will not destroy anything, it simply will not operate!
There is also an overload cut out to prevent motor destruction in the event of a lockup or overload situation. In this case, the motor will trip out and reset after 3 seconds before restarting.
9 volts at start-up will deliver 2000 rpm or 33 CPS