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Hobbyking SS Series 40-50A ESC (Opto only)

Hobbyking SS Series 40-50A ESC (Opto only)

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.

Please note you require a seperate receiver power supply.


Spec.
Weight: 39g
Cells: 2-4S
Max Current: 40A
Burst: 50A
BEC: None (Opto Only)

User Programming options:
Battery setting
Throttle Range
Brake setting 4 options: Direction and Cutoff Type
Timing Mode Setting: 1 / 7 / 15 / 30
PWM setting: 8K/16K



PRODUCT ID: HK-SS50A


Weight: 65g
Quantity: 
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Price HKD88.35

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Total of 235 discussions.
Riotnuts  778 points - 11/17/2014
 
are there any foreseeable problems if i use 3 of this escs for x900 tricopter ?
Marc  2 points - 8/24/2014
 
i bought this ESC and when i connect it to the battery start beeping. Do i need something a part from the ESC and battery to power de receiver ?? I dont know what "Opto only " means
 fly hi 14 points
hi you need a separate power to the receiver
Pilot Pete  30 points - 4/9/2014
 
Hi does anyone know what programme card suits this please. Cheers Pilot Pete From NZ
 Christopher 21 points
there not programmable sorry for the price an features the turnigy multistar is my fav in my planes and my guads
master11  6 points - 3/15/2014
 
Very bad quality, baught 4 of them for my quad project all 4 of them the reciver power cable wasent even conected and 2 of them just burns out the moters
 mike_o 189 points
The Rx power cable is NOT supposed to be connected. These are sold as "OPTO", and the description says: "Please note you require a seperate receiver power supply."
Sebastian  4 points - 3/5/2014
 
I have this ESC running in my sail plane. almost everything is running good, but the break does not have any effect at all. I was forced to user the counter clockwise rotation due to bad wiring, but can this affect the break functionality? I just cant get the break to work properly. it doesnt work at all. no difference between off and hard. please advice.
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PRODUCT ID: HK-SS50A
cacareco
como programar HK-SS50A
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David Bacon
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349 thumbs up!
Bought 2, installed 1, and I found complete programming info elsewhere, so now I have it running fine. Do a search for "50 Amp Esc" and you might find the answers as I did.
Don't give up until you have located the programming sheet and set it up properly.
Also make sure you supply proper control voltage, as it doesn't have BEC. I started with 6V, and it would beep-out complaints, 4.5V seems to work fine. Just in case you don't want to find the programming info, I will see if it fits in this review:
1. TAKE OFF PROP!!!
2. Turn on Rec, ESC, then Xmit with throttle on full, listen to beeps:
3. Musical tone, then 1 beep indicates that battery type can be programmed. This is repeated three times, then same but 2 beeps, then 3 beeps, 4, 5, and 6, all repeated three times, and it starts all over again. When you hear the one you want, go to 1/2 throttle. Here is what they www.link & Cutoff
FIVE=Timing
SIX=PWM setting
4. Next you select the choice within that option, with beeps coded to say where you are, again each choice is repeated three times, and when you hear the one you want, go back to full throttle, here they are: (Short-Long)
1-1 = NiCd
1-2 = 7 cell LiPo
1-3 = 6 cell LiPo
1-4 = 5 cell LiPo
1-5 = 4 cell LiPo
1-6 = 3 cell LiPo
1-7 = 2 cell LiPo

2-1 = Auto throttle range
2-2 = 1.1ms to 1.8 ms from Recvr
2-3 = Accelerate Fast
2-4 = Accelerate by ramp-up

3-1 = No brake
3-2 = Soft brake
3-3 = Med


9 comments. Reply..

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David Bacon
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344 thumbs up!
Darn, the programming instructions didn't all fit, here is the rest:

3-4 = Hard brake

4-1 = CW rotation
4-2 = CCW rotation
4-3 = Cutoff soft (When battery low)
4-4 = Hard cutoff

5-1 = 2 to 4 pole motors
5-2 = 6 to 8 pole motors
5-3 = 10 to 14 pole outrunner
5-4 = Hi RPM outrunner (I think >20k)

6-1 = 8 kHz PWM for low RPM
6-2 = 16 kHz for outrunners

When done either:
A-Go full throttle to select another
B-Go low throttle to end and save
and you will get a long beep, and "Bob's your uncle"

Next startup will give 2 beeps to confirm all is OK.

If you know more about the diagnostic beep, please share that with everybody, I could not find a list...
Thanks


6 comments. Reply..

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Kingofbad
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62 thumbs up!
Be Aware!!!!
Default settings are:
Battery: 7S Li-Po (25.9V) 21V Cutoff Voltage
Throttle: Auto Throttle Range
Brake: Soft Brake/Hard Cutoff
Timing: 2-4 Pole Inrunner Motors. I would highly recommend to change this to match with your Motor, it used to cutoff at half throttle with my 3800 out runner @ this default setting
Sounds easy to hear that it's a plug&play,please do program it as per David Bacon Advised "top" before using it.
Salam


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Jason
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27 thumbs up!
Its a good ESC. I use mine with the HXT BEC. It doesnt get hot at all. Im running mine on a suppomodels 2826-6t motor. It pulls about 45 amps WOT with a 4000 12c pack and a 14x7 true APC prop. I will buy a couple more if they ever stay in stock.


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Howard Smith
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17 thumbs up!
This controller does not work as advertised. The controller will only initialize on up to 4S. On 5S, 6S and 7S, the controller WILL NOT START UP. I've been fighting with HC for a month to get this resolved, but the only solution they will offer is for me to send it back, my expense, and wait while they sort out what to do about this. I can't justify the shipping cost and time wasted (it'll be 8 weeks before I get anything back) to send this back. Don't buy this for 5Splus applications, it doesn't work even though HC claims it will. I've spoken to others with this controller and they confirm it.


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