Bacter the answer is Yes. You can go too big. All ESC the right size and bigger will work but the bigger the heavy. This is a large heavy ESC. Also most good ESC over 40amp require a external ubac. So I hope this helps.
You can have too heavy an ESC, BUT you will never have too high of a current of ESC. You could run a 1 amp motor off of this no problem, the motor will only draw as much current as it needs. It's always good to have a little overkill to be safe.
Danh I have found and ESC 40a and above do not have ubec built in. The cheaper ones have a ubec built in up to a 100a. So for you 180A ESC either use a battery pack or just buy a ubec from Hobby King. I hope this helps.
Lars L that is one big battery. You need to fine a ESC rated to 10s. That is 10 x 3.7 volt. So we are talking 37volts. That is very large. It is around. Put a request it Hobby King but except it to cost around $100 to $150. I hope this helps
Kellyann. I know what it is, I asked because this ESC is recommended to a BL that needs at least 8S preferable 10S, I have more than 2 full 8-10s setups. Just wondering wether the Specs are true or not, otherwise it is a bad recommendation.
This is a brand we created for those that want the cheapest. If you're trying to get your head around it and need an easily digestible way to think about Birdies* they're the 'no-frills ESC for customers that are motivated primarily by price'. It's not good enough to be a TURNIGY. Put it that way.
* Anthony Hand got a question for you.
The programming sequence of cell type and numbers in the manual does not correspond with the number of sequences when going into program mode. How do you know you have the correct cell numbers programmed? The manual is wrong!!! PLS CHECK
OK but their is a 25% price increase for your testing. What about if a customer gets a broken one? You guarantee not DOA?
Very nice speed controller. I installed it on a power system running about 1800W - WM400MK2 EDF powered with a 3200kv Velocity Motor on 5S. With the default settings the fan turned great, I got better speed than the same setup with a Castle ICE 100A. I'm not sure if I would want to run the full spec on this ESC - although the ESC itself might be up to it, the wires are 10AWG all around. However, for a 100-150A application the price can't be beat!
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The first thing I do when I get this ESC is open it and check for welding, and if there is any thing can get shorted. Low cost ESC sometimes welding by hands, with the vibration on plane, things can go wrong.
I have tested this with a 4" fan at 6S lipo 3600mah, runs good at 70A.
Next day I plugged a 8S A123, it still works fine, this is good for me, some 6S ESC can't work under 8S A123.
Will try bigger current to reach 2KW.