TURNIGY marine ESCs are built with USA IR mosFETs for long run times and less heat. Boat escs have a different requirement to air or car escs. Their need for sustained high-amp draw makes plane escs unsuitable and car escs with large amp spike capability, unnecessary. Thats why TURNIGY marine escs are designed purely for boats, and coated in anti-static then water resistant laquer to prevent shorting should the esc get wet. They can handle sustained high amp/volt loads and handle heat better than a car or plane esc.
What makes this ESC better than others? -Well designed MCU, with efficient code makes for faster sync and accurate timing.
-Fast clock cycle MCU combined with efficient code means 100,000rpm cpu cycle* -Efficient FETs reduce heat and deliver sustained switching at high amp/voltage. -Well designed PCB (6 layer) and circuit diagram handles high-amp without burnout. -Large motor comptability. Smooth starts, linear throttle curve.
-Active water cooled heatsink that actually works.
Programmable settings; Reverse Low Voltage (none/2.8v/3v/3.2v/3.4v) Brake: (none/soft/hard) Timing (0.00/3.75/7.50/11.25/15.00/18.75/22.50/26.25)
Constant Current: 180A Burst Current: 360A Resistance: .0007ohm Battery: 2-6SLipoly BEC: 5.8v/ 3A Motor Type: Sensorless Brushless Size: 72 x 68 x 34mm Weight: 165g
Watch the lipos you are using. 20c is not much these days. Voltage drops can be very high on cheap lipos. I only run 35C or higher. Boats draw more amps than any other RC toy out there. I also use UBECs just to put less strain on the ESC and they run cooler.
I think your low voltage protection is kicking in... these esc's are near bulletproof, but they are not perfect... turn off the LVC Low voltage detection on the esc and try it... I would bet that is your problem... I have had 20 of these esc's over the years and the LVC is pretty picky in these esc's, plus a weak cell in your packs can sometimes make it kick in... but the things you are stating (still steering, power kicking in and out... that's the LVC kicking in.. turn off the LVC and the moment your boat starts losing the first bit of speed, bring her in for fresh packs...
I tried reprogramming the esc a couple of times but nothing.
Last time I used my boat I put 2 batteries through it and then the boat would stop,start,stop until it finally stopped but I still had steering.
I tried the esc in another boat with the same results.
Lipos for the transmitter and boat were fully charged.
check to see if the caps are swollen...also problem can be caused when the motor is poling(only 2 wires are getting current to the motor rather than all 3...) could be as simple as programming..leave it on auto detect for amt of lipos...
This esc if you run a 40XX size can motor or larger... if you run a 36XX size can motor you could run the 120 amp seaking esc... the 120 fits in tighter spaces too... guess it depends how fast you want to go... if you want to run in the 40's.... run a 3674 2000kv motor on 4s (2 4000-5000mah packs (20c or better) packs in series... if you want to run in the 50's run the 4074 2200kv motor again with 2 2s packs in series... yet if you run the larger motor (4074) you can still run the smaller esc, just have to watch your temps closer when choosing props.. if this esc will fit, you won't have to worry quite so much about the esc... I'd go 4074 2200kv, 2 2s 5000mah Turnigy 40c's (cheap and good lipos) and start off running a x442 octura Sharpened and balanced prop.
Hi I have a genesis with a leopard 4074 2200kv with 2 5000 mah 4s 45c in parallel ,2blade Cnc balanced 45 mm prop and t180amp esc ,running tru 3/16 shaft with offset rudder ,this set up gives this. 71year old all the speed I can handle ,GPS at 82 kph
You should never run the internal BEC on a marine esc... especially if you are running even close to the amperage limit of your esc... the internal bec will cause more heat to your esc... I have owned several of these T180's... always use a external battery pack or external castle bec... it will keep you, and your esc happy :)
Roughly on 6S, you may reach 60mph with it..but bare in mind that your lipo draw 160amp constant, im afraid it will not last long..just like mine because these esc need at least 200amp draw from lipo..just to share, im running my arowana 31" with these esc and 3974-2200kv motor on 4S with 43mm prop and it reached 50mph..so may be you can reach 60mph with your leo motor (bigger and powerful motor of yours)..hope this help.
I run a Leo 4082 2000kv with this esc on 6S 5.0A on a rigger for three minutes max and top speed of 85mph.If you take care of this esc we can say its a bulletproof one.see this *******youtu.be/ym0vOQDDbIc
Actually 40c should be fine (most people pick this), just increase the mah to 5000 or higher..normally the higher the c rating the faster the boat will run..the higher the mah, the longer the playing time..make it simple, 5000mah 40c will give 200amp draw..these is what i know..hope this help.
I use the stock replacement prop of the super surge crusher on my geico with a stock motor and a 90 amp esc and i reach 50mph on 6s.
Can I reach 60mph with the dr mad thrust 1600kv 2400watt on 6s and the 3 blade prop?
I just purchased a Genesis offshore brushless and curious to if the this Turnigy Marine 180A Brushless Boat ESC is agressive for the stock setup? batteries 3300.3S.35/20706 Turnigy nano-tech 3300mah 3S 35~70C Lipo Pack. right now i have the turnigy 120 marine 120a.
How till this work with twin set up on two helli motors at 850kv-3025kv 1300 watt x 2
1. How many cells can i run on 1 esc with two of these.
2.How many cells can i run og 1 esc on each...
Max amount of cells youcan use for either setup is 6s. Max of 22.2v no mater what battery type you plan on using.
keep the motor at the 850kv if you are going with max voltage.
kv x voltage = max rpm ( no load )
more rpm will mean you need a smaller prop to prevent burnout.
'ok . I am a bit confused about the my heli motors and the kv. Is it so that these adjust it self. How is the kv when it says in the data: 3025-850kv.
How many cm (kg) boat in v-hull boat in a single set up vould be max. Any suggestion mr nlmbc ? :) Want to big and fast.
I did with the same setup...it works very good..use bigger guage wires from the esc then Y split it to the both motors...make sure the lengths are the same because u want all current draws close to equal....
Had a hobbywing 90amp for about 20sec.or so and it blew.Definitely couldn't handle my leopard.Hope this 180 can pour the coal to it,with2,2s5200 40c80c burst in series.???? Or am I going to need bigger c rated batteries?Really want to run on 4s,have quite a few 2s lipos on hand already.
very good esc for the money. i have too of them in a cat hull running too kb45 2300 rpm per volt on 5s turning too 40mm 3 blade clevers from prop shop speed is approx 45 to 50 mph plus this is a hot set up.i have melted 80 amp connects .i best up grade asap.
awesome esc for the price. Used with feigao 8xl motor and octura x430 prop. handles 5s pack with ease, but melts deans solder joints quickly. Will try 6.5mm bullet connectors instead.
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This is the best boat ESC ever!
At last we have marine controller that is converted from rc cars not planes! What does it mean? You can set a lot functions that are useful in racing - like ultra fast throttle response. Air designed esc even with soft start turned off have lazy response. And all of that at unbeatable price!
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very good esc for the money. i use one of these in a magin one, with 2 turnigy 5000mAh 2S in series and a 39 piercing propeler, powered by a kd36-74-09xl 1900kv inruner, the boat is very fast and it does not generate heat. After 10 min full throtle the esc is warm. I cloked it at 80 km. i'm very happy with my esc.
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