Anyone know what a beep-beep....beep-beep...beep-beep...beep-beep etc.. This continues and doesn't stop after hooking up the motor and rx and trying the programming instructions. About to get another ESC from another source to see whether it's the ESC or the motor...
you will need to attach 3 gold bullet connectors 3.5mm at the end of the 3 wires leading to the motor and the XT60 connector for the two wires leading to battery. check the polarity before connecting.Here is the link to get these two :-
1) www.link www.link
I hope so. I've just ordered one. It says on the listing that the BEC current is admitidly only 1.5 amp, but in answer, yes it must have. It doesn't say OPTO on it! The reviews and the price seem good. Can't lose really.
Sir that is a good thing to ask. I have not ever bought a 30a esc that does not have a bec but I guess they are around. But this one does. It says so in the listing,you must have missed it. (Easy Done) BEC Current: 1.5A I hope this helps.
Current max: 33Amp
BEC Current: 1.5A
Sir please note all the above info is great and correct. But I used a 30A bec with this 35-30c motor and it went well UNTIL. Untill the 4 flight when the ESC burnt out. So do you self a favor and buy a 40a or 60a ESC. When mine went up it took the Plane with it. So a little saving here cost me my best Aircraft. I hope this helps
This thing keeps beeping at me after the cell count check (low voltage warning, right?) Thing is, I've tried 4 different perfectly good, new, fully charged 3-cell lipos on here, each with the same results. I am able to go into programming mode though...think it could be a wrong default setting?
My soldering job is fine* it it wasn't, the thing wouldn't even turn on...so what's up? Bad ESC?
I found out that if it's a really rapid beeping (.25sec between beeps) then it's an incorrect throttle range and it thinks it's not at zero throttle. It doesn't say how to program throttle range, so I just use trim to shut it up. Now it works fine!
I looked over the Turnigy card and its manual and don't see any kind of throttle range setting. This RCG thread talks about a TP Programming Box and includes a PDF manual. I don't think HK sells them anymore though... Worth looking www.link
Just a warning! This ESC works great but its voltage safety cuttoff sucks. All of my other ESC's automaticly throttle back to around 50 pecent power this one just shuts off. If you can't dead stick your plane in its going down. so set your timer to give you plenty of time to land or make sure you can glide it in. I Lost a jet this weekend to this ESC.
You need to go into the menu and set it to soft cut-off. It will then gradually cut the power when approaching the cut-off.
How to do this:
Connect Engine to speed controller.
Connect Receiver to speed controller.
Start your Transmitter.
Put the throttle to max position.
Supply power to the speed controller (It MUST be connected to an engine at this point!)
It will play a short multi tone tune. Then you will be in the menu.
It will beep as follows:
* Short beep, - long beep.
* = * Break Off, ** Break on
** = * Li-Po, ** NiMH
*** = * Soft cutoff, ** Hard cutoff
**** = * Low threshold, ** Medium, *** High
- = * Normal startup, ** Soft, *** Super soft
-* = * Low timing, ** Medium, *** High timing
-** = * Set all to default
** = EXIT
To enter a menu option pull the throttle to min.
You will hear a confirmation beep, then it will start beeping the selections (see above).
Example: To set soft cutoff:
Throttle to max, enter menu music,
one beep, pause, two beeps, pause, three beeps,
throttle to min, confirmation tone, pause, one beep, throttle to max, confirmation beep, pause
four beeps, pause, one long beep, pause, one long beep one short beep, pause, two long beeps, throttle to max, confirmation beep, throttle to min directly after confirmation beep or you'll enter the menu again).
The menu will repeat after the two long beeps if you missed your choice.
Hope this helps.
The english manual coming with your speed, but programing with your radio`s stick is not easy. Better way is to buy a programing card, the Turnigy programing card is enable to programing TP also. It cost less than 8,00 USD. Good luck
I got 2 that were labeled "TOWERD PRO", what are these Knock Off Fakes??? I'm concerned about using ones that aren't even labeled right!! Makes you wonder what they really are? What kind of **** is HobbyKing selling?
Works with 2 - 4 cell LiPo. Weight is minimal, I'm using mine in a glider and believe me, the hang time is long. As far as programming, tun on your tx then rx. When you advance the throttle, should just fire right up. Didnt have to program anyway.
Yes you could use it but you have to remember throttle stick gives 70%output means if you move the throttle more than 70% the performance will remain same. Not suitable for heli doing 3D(Idle Up) because the throttle range is too low.
Please inform me how did you program this ESC. I had a few but could not program it yet. (The real beep counts from the ESC does not correspond with any of the instructions and manuals I tried up to date)
Limited to 3 cells in series for LIPO or 10 cells NIMh/NiCd with BEC enabled Limited to 5 cells in series for LIPO or 18 cells NIMh/NiCd MAX with BEC disabled hexTronik Limited (HK) BRUSHLESS MOTOR CONTROLLER SETUP MENU (for GENII 18A and 30A) Type Current Fe t BEC Timing mode PWM LIPO NIHM 18-N 15-18A 12 5V/1A 2/7/15/30 8K 2 to 5 6/18 30-N 25-30A 15 5V/1A 2/7/15/30 8K 2 to 5 6/18 To program the ESC you must connect the motor and ESC to the receiver. 1. Turn on the transmitter and place the throttle stick to full power position (full up position). 2. Energize the ESC by connecting the battery or power source to the speed controller. Five seconds after making the connection, you will hear a musical tone. 3. Move the throttle stick to half throttle. You will then hear each parameters musical tone twice, with a 3 second delay between each. 4. When you hear the tone to the parameter you want to change move the stick to full throttle. This will allow you to set the parameters to your specifications. The following symbols indicate the different main parameters with dashes representing number of tones ? Cell Type and Number ? BRAKE ? TIMING MODE ? Voltage Protection After you have selected which main parameter to change, you will enter the sub-parameters. The procedure for setting them is the same as above. You will hear each musical sequence twice for each sub-parameter, and you will have three seconds between each sounding to move the throttle to full up position to save your choice. To confirm your choice you will hear a sharper tone indicating, this parameter has been saved. Below are the sub parameters for each of the above. 1. Cell Number and Type. ? 2LIPO or NiMh/Nicd AUTO( 0.8V/CELL* ? 3LIPO ( 2.75V/CELL) ? 4LIPO( 2.75V/CELL) ? 5LIPO( 2.75V/CELL) 2. BRAKE SET NO_Brake SOFT_Brake MID_Brake HARD_Brake 3. TIMING MODE SETTING 2 7 15 30 4. VOLTAGE PROTECTION 2.8V/CELL 2.9V/CELL 3.0V/CELL Once more after you hear the parameter choice you want move the throttle stick to the full up position. You will hear a long sharp BEEP, this tone indicates the option to be saved and the system returns to the programming menu. When you have finished all programming pull the throttle stick to full down position, the speed control will make one final save of all settings and will arm the motor. You can now power up the motor!
This is a very reliable ESC for its unbelievable price.
Take note that this ESC comes with an 'auto'(non-programmable) throttle curve. ESC's throttle range starts from point 2 and ends at point 4 on the standard 5-points throttle curve of your radio.
You can retify this by increasing the 2nd point to 34pcnt and decreasing the 4th point to 67pcnt. This way, it is possible to get full stick travel for the entire throttle range of the ESC.
However, it is not suitable for heli doing 3D(Idle-Up) because the resolution of the throttle range is too low.
The ESC is ok for heli doing scale flying because the throttle response to changes in the stick travel is kinda slow.
I'm giving it a 3 of 5 stars rating because the throttle response is too slow to my liking when I used it on a King1 heli. I'm guessing that this is more of a Fixed Wing ESC. :)
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11 thumbs up!
Operates flawlessly in GP Siren Hotliner. Used with HXT 35-36 at 32A max for 20-30second climbs.
Works very quietly from an RF perspective. Name brand ESC was very noisy and caused much glitching.
BEC works fine for three HS-65 servos.
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10 thumbs up!
Work pretty much as advertised for outrunners. However I had problems trying to use this unit with an Inrunner brushless motor. Not sure if its a timing issue or what, had no luck trying to reprogram it, any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
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9 thumbs up!
Now I have 3 of tjese ESCs in use and all I can say is that it is just perfect for its price.
The controller is getting a bit warm, but that doesn't make a problem.
I'm totally satisfied and will buy 5 more today.
Very good combination, thanks HobbyCity. Best regards, Joe
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9 thumbs up!
Running one of these in my Fliton Edge 540, driving a Hextronic 400B outrunner on a 12x4.7 prop.Found programming instructions on this site to set it up to the battery i was using and the timing needed. Great controller and has been trouble free for nearly a year now!