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

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

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: 
USA West Warehouse
stock
10+
International Warehouse Out Of Stock
Price  $11.70

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Total of 32 discussions.
Scott  5 points - 5/8/2015
 
Hello, i buy new Fun Cubs and paint them and assemble them for a hobby. Colors from Piper Cub yellow to red striped to John deer green. I use this 40watt esc. I'm the president at ther flying field in PA. Members love these plane as new bees or experience flyers. Sold about 10 of these planes at $225.00 RTF. NTW motor ,Orange rec. Never had a problem yet. I stand by everything i build. I just ordered 3 more motors , esc and receivers. I don't understand what problems you guys are having. Good Day and the great freedom to fly. Thanks Scott B.
blastfromthepast  14 points - 2/12/2015
 
I have a plane that uses 4 45a ESC's with two of each mated with a connector wire. The system used one ESC with a BEC and one without and other side (defective one) uses two without BEC also mated to each other. Since it is defective and no replacements from supplier I wonder if I can use this to replace one of the ESC's without the BEC in the mated pair? The jumper runs from the signal wire of one with throttle connection to one that has no wires except for a jumper wire on the signal wire connection.
Warren  1 points - 1/16/2015
 
THIS ESC IS A PIECE OF ****. I PURCHASED ONE AND IT NEVER DID WORK. I TRIED TO LET HOBBYKING KNOW ABOUT MY PROBLEM AND ALL THEY REQUESTED I DO, WAS A TON OF PAPER WORK USING AN IMPOSSIBLE RETURNS FORM. I FINALLY GAVE UP AND TOSSED THE ESC IN THE TRASH CAN.
max  20 points - 2/13/2014
 
this poorly described.the esoteric BEC: Opto Only should be underlined or highlighted for noobs. or better still NEEDS BEC
Frank R  9 points - 9/21/2013
 
I bought two of these for a twin engine project... BOTH are ****! Don't waste your time or money, HK won't take them back, of course! Stick to Turnigy or better quality for ESC's.
 Jon 23 points
Hey Frank the problem you are having with this esc is it has no bec like many other high power escs. You need to wire up a bec to power your receiver, servos and escs. Then you will be able to use these escs. Sorry you are having trouble.
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Flyer929
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US Warehouse shipped it quick. It works OK right off but it works even better once programmed (simple). See the same item at the International Warehouse for the manual and programming instructions under "Files". Need a separate BEC to power the receiver & servos. I prefer having a separate BEC, it allows the use of more servos or more powerful servos that may require higher current drain with less chance of a receiver "brown out" and crash. Come on HK, Support items like BEC's really should be stocked at the USA Warehouse, I hated having to wait for a BEC from the International warehouse so I made my own. Robert


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NightFlyerUSA
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THIS PIECE OF CRAP DOES NOT WORK OUT OF THE PACKAGE AND THERE IS NO FRIGGEN INSTRUCTIONS, PIECE OF CRAP.


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NightFlyerUSA
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oh, i just found out from my local hobby shop, that this thing REQUIRES a friggen BEC.... oh just lovely... they list it as plug-n-play, but in the fine print, my local shop says opto=BEC means that it is optically isolated so no BEC and thus you need a BEC, just lovely.... plane is all ready to fly, but hobby king poor specs now have me jammed up....


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ChainDriveRail
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This ESC has NO BEC. It will NOT power your RX or servos. You WILL have to have another battery or voltage reg to use it and being so small, weight will usually prohibit another battery and using a voltage reg with it is senseless too. If it was >100A I would understand it not having a BEC. I personally can't think of anything it is good for. Defiantly look for a ESC with BEC in this ampere range for 99 of hobby applications. Where it says "BEC: opto only" it should say NONE.


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Didier
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I purchased this ESC for a powered glider. Running on at 1200kv motor 8x4 prop pulling 28 amps at WOT. It lasted about 2 minutes and then my motor locked in at 1/2 throttle. I am lucky it has no BEC as I would not have a plane right now. This was my first and last HK esc. Stay clear of this one.


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