HobbyKing X-Car 45A Brushed Car ESC (USA warehouse)
This 45A brushed ESC is a great replacement for your model's stock ESC or for setting up a new brushed power system in your car or truck. It features a low voltage cut-off for use with lipoly batteries. Its compact and lightweight design make it ideal for use in 1/10 scale drift cars utilizing brushed motors.
Features: • Low voltage cutoff for use with Lipoly batteries • Compact and lightweight design • 5.6V/2A BEC
Specs: Continuous Current: 45A Burst Current: 320A (10sec) Suitable Car: 1/10 on and off road Battery: 2 cell Lipo (5-6 cells NI-xx) BEC output: 5.6V/2A switch mode built-in Motor type: brushed Operation: Forward/Brake/Reverse Dimension: 38x28x22mm Weight: 40g
I have a friend order this for me and it works great, I'm using it on a 1/10 stadium truck and a turnigy 3800 2s I get 32 minutes when just driving around and 27 minutes when I'm pushing the truck 3/4 to full throttle ESC and motor gets hot but not to bad, the battery on the other hand doesn't even feel it, it
I can understand that the voltage cutoff may not work but is there any chance this would work on 4s with a single 35t motor in a crawler. Maybe even if you could swap the caps to larger ones. I would love to try these out in a comp crawler.
Hey guys I got this thing in my scaler, everything is wired up correctly, positive wire removed because I am running a Castle BEC. It powers up and gives me the beep tones, but the motor does not operate, the steering is working fine. Very frustrated right now......
To troubleshoot remove the BEC from the system. If the motor works with the BEC removed then your receiver or ESC is not working with the BEC. I believe if your steering servo functions then the ESC is not understanding how to work through the BEC. Castle has issued a notice that some Spektrum receivers are not working with the BEC and offer a solution to the problem on their website.
Did you reattach the positive wire after removing BEC? I'm assuming this ESC replaced an older one and the motor functioned fine. If that is true the ESC may be set incorrectly or having a problem. You might also check the wire harness going into the receiver. Make sure you don't have the plug in backwards. Should be a positive pin, negative pin, and a signal pin. The wire harness going into the receiver has red, white and black wires. The red is positive, white signal, and black negative. Probably know that but just putting it in there because I've done it before. As far as the setup of the ESC I would need to go back over the manual and look at the settings. Let me know if you still have issues after these steps. P.S. is the motor a known working motor? I'm assuming this has been used before.
Yes I replaced the positive wire, yes the harness is plugged into the rx correctly, and the motor is BRAND new. The online "manual" for the esc doesn't give any indication of how to set up the esc other than lipo cutoff. It is supposed to automatically set neutral....
Then I would put a voltmeter on the terminal on your motor. As you pull the trigger on your transmitter you should see voltage running across the voltmeter. If you pull the trigger on the transmitter and you see 0 voltage on your voltmeter then the ESC is not working correctly. Could try a full reset of the ESC. If you see voltage going across the leads then the ESC is working but we are dealing with a motor issue. What type of crawling motor did you get?
A few clicks of throttle trim in either direction might be the trick. Or reversing the throttle switch on the transmitter could be the issue as well. I'm not sure about this particular ESC, but depending on what type of radio you're using sometimes an ESCs expects a certain neutral range. If the throttle is reverse from what it thinks, sometimes it's way off as well if the transmitter is set up 70/30. Just another idea to try if you haven't sorted out the problem yet, I've had some tricky ESCs to set up before and this has been the solution to a couple of them.
did you try re-calibrating your receiver to the radio??
as I had the same problem but with the stock Axial ESC and when i re-calibrated it fixed the problem and also I had one do it and it was a bad RX replaced it and it worked fine so might be one of the two
good luck as there's nothing worst than a broken RC
This brushed ESC is an excellent "sport" speed control. It is easily programmable, but has very limited functions. The case-size is relatively small, and will fit most 1/16th and 1/18th cars. I have successfully tested this speed control with sealed-can motors, and SPEC motors as low as 19 turns. So, it should power two crawler motors, wired in parallel with NO FEWER than 40 turns ….
The Low-Voltage Cutoff works very well; however, it must be carefully programmed to avoid changing the drag-brake mode. Release the programming button, immediately after the first “beep” or “beep-beep”, to program the LVC. If you wait until after the arming song, this changes the drag-brake mode instead.
The “practice” programs no drag brake, reverse delay, and reverse, for buggies and touring cars. The “climbing” mode programs forward-drag brake AND reverse-drag brake, with NO reverse delay in either direction, for rock crawlers.
The standard bullet motor connectors and Tamiya battery connectors are compatible with most electronics, and I haven’t even bothered to install low-loss connectors. I still have this item on my wish list, because it is a great value, and works as intended. The only thing missing is reverse lock-out, for racing….
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Nice little brushed, reverseable ESC. Worked great resurrecting my RC10T with an old 27 Turn stock motor. Easy to setup via the instructions found on this site and would buy it again vs. the name brand ones.
awsome esc work well with lipos and with brushed motors.
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Just installed this in my old/very old Tamiya Boomerang. Running a 7.2 NiMh and can I say WOW! This was an upgrade from the original MSC, which couldn't handle the 20T motor. This buggy now runs faster than it ever has and programming the ESC was a snap. Also I am running this on my ancient Futaba Magnum JR 72Mhz radio and receiver, the BEC works flawlessly though I did need an adapter plug to fit the receiver $3 no big deal. A great ESC for the Brushed crowd! It completely resurrected this buggy that I love so much. Thank you HK
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I bought this for a Traxxas Rally 1/16.Running a Titan 12T 2s lipo in it and so far so good.Not to much heat and plenty of power to run the rally.Hard to beat anesc for less than $10 with LVD.