The Hobbyking SS series comes with a limited range of programming functions and are designed to be plug-n-play. A perfect ESC for those looking for something simple to use and economic.
Spec. Weight: 85g Size: 70x50x13mm Cells: 2-7S Li Po Max Current: 90A Burst : 100A No BEC Timing: 1/7/15/30 programmable PWM: 8/16K
Constant current 90A Max 100A <10S
Li-Poly 2-7 cells
Auto shut down when lose signal
Slow down at 3.0V per cell Lipo, Cut-off at 2.9V per cell Lipo 0.8V NiMh
User Programming options.
Brake settimg 4 options:
Direction and Cutoff Type
Timing Mode Setting: 1 / 7 / 15 / 30
PWM setting: 8K/16K
This ESC is OPTO, with no BEC supplying power to your receiver. You will need an extra power source for your receiver. (such as UBEC or Rx battery pack) If you hear the music tone repeat for more than 3 times, you may need to check your power source to the receiver.
Hi Morphine...I couldnt help not noticing what you had said about the LSH's. I do agree with you. All the LHS's are a rip off MADE in China...What Isnt made in China now a days...so component wise we can forget about determining where things are being made..it just a wild goose chase...back to my point. At my local hobby shop I see your typical Eflite and CC products which i use to buy before hobbyking electronics gained my full confidence. They work and then they also fail too. Support from my LHS went as far as, hey you can try buying another one because you opened the bag and you have no proof of proper usage...fail. Whats more is my LHS sells these unmarked yellow high amp esc's...looks like RC timer ESC's and I bet they are direct clones of these HK esc's and birdies.....LHS tries to mark them up to 35 USD to 50USD.....and they dont know a thing about programming them...and give me a run around saying these are made locally and not like the ones offshore even though they look identical...I got tired of being lied to and ripped off....now its payback...and Now I still feel like I learn more because HK allows me to do more reasearch by reading these reviews and doing more research of my own....the investment like you say is on the order of fractions.....well worth the lesson no matter pass or fail...HK all the way
Wiring this ESC- I plan on using an external battery to power the receiver. How does one wire this ESC to accept this configuration.
I am assuming the external battery goes to the receiver, then the wire from the ESC goes to the reciver also?
This ESC does not have a BEC system so you will need to use a seperate receiver pack.You receiver should have a socket marked "Battery",plug into this a 4.8v or 6v battery pack,best to use this with a standard switch harness,then the ESC plugs into the throttle channel as normal.It is then best when using the system to switch on the Tx first,then switch on the Rx using the switch harness,then your servo's should be working,only then plug the flight battery into the ESC(ensure the throttle stick is in the closed position) and then this will arm,once armed the motor should be ready to run.
New to electrical systems but old time glow flyer. I have a 120 size P-51 Mustang. Will this ESC work with this motor: Turnigy G160 Brushless Outrunner 290kv (160 Glow)??? The says it requires: 85~ 100A HV ESC. Every review I read says they had problems with them burning up after the 4 use or so. I cannot see spending almost 100.00 for something that will not last.
dmartin, Rethink the 160 and look at, NTM 50-60 motors same power and use smaller batteries, I would use the turnigy series and not skimp on money, you might not be doing yourself a favor if you do. These have better electronics in them, an esc can make or break the deal.
I was an electronic engineer for 30 yr's the answer's simple. Better more efficient electronic part's that make up these ecs's, you get what you pay for! I compared my Turnigy 55 amp Deluxe with an 60 amp hobby wing esc, dropped 14 amps between the two, looked up the parts on the board in some cross reference books, and I found my answer
difference in quality, tolerances and functional parameters. They still run the motor but not as good. Tough to hear but fact's are fact's. The Turnigy wins hand down.
I removed the heat sink which was held on with thin double faced tape.I JB welded the heat sink from a dead esc and it has run cool up to 55 amps so far. The fets didnot all touch the original tape hense the JB weld.
Does the JB weld conduct heat? I was thinking of making this a water cooled ESC for boat. All I need to do that is have some sort of heat conduction/contact between all of the FETs and an aftermarket water cooling plate.
How the hell do we program these things? I ordered 4 and they came with no instructions of any kind. I would at least like to know the defaults! Anyone else get programming instructions? Complaining to HK does no good whatsoever. They NEVER respond!
hey brother,I don't know how long ago you've had your post up so this may be late gettin to ya,..check out suppomodel****,..then check programming manuals and go to the airplane section I think was in the mid section showing 70/100/120 etc....this should give complete details of how to program,..I too was confused at first but after afew runs at it these optos are realy great esc's,...oh and be sure to use a 3cell lipo when programming to not overheat,..afterwards u can use the desired cell lipo,..peace.
Sailr ....There are four tabs* "Discussion", "Reviews", "Videos", and "Files"... in this case the information you seek is under the Videos tab. You will always find this kind of information in the tabs. I would rather find current information than outdated information in the package. You need to learn how to use this website before you complain.
Running this ESC on a SkyFun powering through hextronic UBEC with an 1100 GWS lipo.
Sparing everyone the boring data let me just say that this is one nice speed controller on a system drawing 88A continuous at WOT.
I am very pleased with it and encourage anyone who is looking for a robust ESC to jump on it before they are gone. Additionally it is a good choice for those of us out there who have been duped into buying C-a-s-t-l-e...... E-F-l-i-g-h-t......high dollar speed controllers from our LHS. Strike back at your Local Hobby Shop for screwing you. Buy two of these bad boys and show them youre the boss.
Just make sure it has good airflow and you will be pleased.
Remember that it will need power because its BEC OPTO!
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So far I would agree with the previous poster; this ESC is very good value for money. I am using it on a Seagull Edge 540 .46 to power a Turnigy .46 and 5s 5000 25/30 (turnigy) battery.
This ESC was purchased for an ultra funjet running 4s 3300 nanotech 35-70C lipos with a HET 2W-25 motor and apc 6X4 prop. Even after programming the ESC, the HET would only sputter and never ran smoothly. I ended up buying a CC 100 ICE lite and everything worked correctly. The ESC may work with other motors, but it definately did not work with the HET.
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This ESC is a good value.I have water cooled it and to date it is working well with 55A load in a 40 inch vee hull with a KB-45 for power.I am using 2 5000 2S lipo's in series.
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How the heck are we supposed to program this controller? I just ordered and received four of them with NO INSTRUCTIONS of any kind. I also don't see anything here downloadable. This is getting to be a bad habit of Hobbyking selling items without any manual!