Programming Functions: Battery Type: Lipo /NiXX Brake: On / Off Voltage Protection: Low / Mid / High Protection mode: Reduce power / Cut off power Timing: Low / Mid / High Startup: Fast / Normal / Soft PWM Frequency: 8k / 16k Helicopter mode: Off / 5sec / 15sec (Start up delay)
I just bought 4 of these, 2 of them just stopped working... I was using them in an Arduino based project. Could it be that a high programmatic frequency could have killed the ESC? Is that even possible? What could be the cause and can I still fix it?
ESC has programming mode. If on power on (and some time after) control signal is not at minimum then it will not start but will go into programming mode. More likely you entering programming mode and reprogramm escape occasionly instead of controlling it.
See programming manual under files tab for programming sequences.
If you occasionly reprogrammed it ONCE.. on netx time it may not start due to numerious reasons.. like
input signal not in calibrated range, input power voltage is not in range expected for configured number of lipo cells... e/t/c/... it will beep normally but consider that programmed conditions not allowed to start.
I'd suggest you to reflash it with SimonK firmware as it do not require any programming except input signal calibration and much easier to setup
Is it possible this esc got a true switching bec? just got one. its buzzing all the time, and the sound seems to follow changes in bec load. even the blinking led on my tiny reciever is enough of a load change. If this is not the result of a switching bec then i dont know what is causing it. the esc seems to be working ok.
i replaced the stock esc of the micro f86 which is 6A with this esc in order to use 3s battery and it flies great i just cut the wires to save weight and will stay in the recommended flying weight specs.thank you hobbyking.