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Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC

Hobbyking SS Series 18-20A ESC

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.


Spec.

Weight: 18g
Size: 32x47x4mm
Cells: 2-3S (Auto Detect)
Max Current: 18A
Burst: 20A
BEC: 2A

User Programming options.
Battery setting: LiPo and NiMH
Brake: Enable/Disable


PRODUCT ID: HK-SS20A


Weight: 30g
Quantity: 
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Price  HKD55.48

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Total of 133 discussions.
Jerry  1 points - 12/19/2014
 
would this esc work with an old brushed motor and nickel metal H batteries.
Dmitry  1 points - 11/19/2014
 
Got this ESC and HK6S/DF receiver. Having two problems with them 1) When the signal is lost (TX switched off) when motor is running - it will continue to run until the signal is back 2) The lower boundary of a throttle is very low - i.e. when plugging battery, I have to _force_ TX throttle stick down, otherwise quite often the motor will rotate if it just left in a "zero" position. It does not happen with regular HK 18-20A ESC that I have - please advice.
 Dmitry 1 points
Sorry - checked now and working ESC is exactly the same. Can it be a matter of programming?
Harald  88 points - 10/30/2014
 
Hi together, will this esc work with a quadcopter 250?
 Gerry01 4514 points
Harald, it's a bit slow for a quad, other users said. I notice the difference between this and Turnigy Plush ESCs in cars and planes, so I guess quads won't be easy to level with this ESC. Good luck!
Spence  1 points - 8/13/2014
 
Will a JST plug fit on this esc to plug into the flight battery? and would the 2mm bullet connectors fit on the wires too to go to the brushless motor? Thanks, Spence
 Jartze 19 points
Battery wires are 16 AWG and motor wires 18AWG. 2mm bullets are recommended to smaller wires (20-22AWG) 18AWG might be too tight. JST is recommended to 22-28AWG. So, I would prefer a little larger connectors. I have used deans for battery and 3,5mm bullets to motor wiring.
 Jeremie.g 25 points
I'm not sure that this one works with Brushless... Someone can confirm ??
 Michael 1 points
There are three wires going to the motor - so, yes, it´*s bl.
Spence  1 points - 8/13/2014
 
Will a JST plug fit on this esc to plug into the flight battery? and would the 2mm bullet connectors fit on the wires too to go to the brushless motor? Thanks, Spence
 sweetstik 83 points
Given that this ESC can deliver 20 amps I don't think either of your connection options will work. Use a Dean's and at least 3mm connectors.
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Gues Ringo
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87 thumbs up!
Very good controller, specially for this money.
With 16A it becomes a little bit warm, no problem.

One disadvantage: there is no manual included. (5 Stars with manual!)
So I have searched in web an i found that the controller is programmable.
Possible options:
- LIPO-mode (auto selection 2/3 cells)
- NIMH-mode
- Break on / off

To program this controller you have to move transmitter throttle to full position.
Now connect battery to controller.
Wait some seconds, than you hear:
*peep* - *short pause* - *peep*
*pause*
*peep*peep* - *short pause* -*peep*peep*
*pause*
*peep*peep*peep* - *short pause* -*peep*peep*peep*
*pause*
this sequence will repeat...

When you want to use NIHM cells, you have to move throttle to off position when you hear the first *beep*beep*. Than you have to wait for a longer *beeep* and a short *beep*. That's all. You can disconnect battery now.

When you want to select LIPO mode, start from the beginning (throttle full, connect battery, listen to the beeps)
At the time when you hear the first single *beep* move throttle to off and wait for
*beeep* and *beep*.

When you want to switch Brake On or Off, start from the beginning, then wait for the first *peep*peep*peep* within one sequence and put throttle to off. Wait for *beeep* and *beep*.

Note: When you connect battery and throttle is in off position you will hear a long *beeeep* when LIPO-mode ist selected or a short *beep* when NIMH-mode is active.

SuperSimple 10A


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Michael Latif
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25 thumbs up!
What can I say, this ESC is really simple and super easy to use.

I have attached to a test stand and can pull 17amps continuous (11.6V), the ESC cuts off at ~3.10V per cell. Does not heat up at 17amp draw. Near 20amp, the ESC gets warm, but nothing I would consider a problem.

Would highly recommend for those who want an ESC that is truly plug and play.


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G Rick
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11 thumbs up!
I would like to retract the statement that this unit does not work with 2.4 GHZ. I found that it actually does work but when you first plug in the controller to the receiver and add power you get a constant signal and the motor starts beeping. It is saying that the throttle is reversed. Set the throttle to reverse setting in radio...let it start in wrong position...then reverse it again to normal...unplug the receiver plug it back in..plug in the ESC to the battery and turn on the radio...The throttle will now start in the normal position and work like its supposed to.

Actually it works really well for this unit......its Great!!!


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Bruce Malone
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5 thumbs up!
Purchased 2 of these both arrived within 6 days and work ok. 4 stars because ESC output not color codedand there are no instructions.
To arm :-Turn on receiver set throttle and trim to full power connect battery to ESC after first BEEP close throttle and trim ESC is armed.
Color code:-Lay the ESC down with the red (plusve)input wire at the closest to you the the outputs are Yellow closest to you then the red(plusve) and then the Black (_ve)wire.


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gennady
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4 thumbs up!
The simplest regulator, does not require the setting is perfect for beginners


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