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#1 caseopeia May 07, 2012 05:43 PM

ESC only has 2 wires to motor
I was surfing the internet and thought I found a deal that was too good to be true. And... of course it was. The turnigy 20A esc I bought I am now noticing says Brushed. Ouch. So my quick question is whether I could ever get a Brushed ESC to work on a Brushless motor. I'm guessing no.

#2 Lnagel May 07, 2012 06:24 PM

You are guessing correctly, Grasshopper.


#3 jackerbes May 07, 2012 06:54 PM

Go tell this guy about it, he is looking for brushed ESC and is having trouble finding them:



#4 C₄H₁₀ May 07, 2012 08:47 PM

How good was this deal, exactly?

Unless they were paying you to take the ESC off your hands, I can't see how you could get much cheaper than the ~20A brushless ESCs already on the market.

Keep the brushed one, though. You can use it to run lights or other things on your planes that need controllable direct current. I've used an 18A brushed ESC to run a bunch of LEDs on a foam flying wing. Turned them on and off with the flap switch. Awesome :D

#5 slipstick May 08, 2012 03:16 AM

If you're into building with foam brushed ESCs are quite useful for making hotwire cutters too. Battery, ESC, servo tester and a length of wire and you're pretty much there :).


#6 rak2kamal Oct 08, 2012 03:09 PM

Brushed ESC
I did the same thing but with brushless ESCs. i need brushed esc fast!! can i trade you brushed esc for brushless esc?? please reply me at rayyankamal@hotmail.com if it will be possible. thanks.

#7 jackerbes Oct 08, 2012 06:29 PM

I saw a killer deal on a brushed motor ESC on eBay today. It is a new Turborix 25A brushed ESC for less than $8 shipped:


Those are great for making hot wire cutters, running variable voltage LED lighting systems, and things like that. Add a cheap servo tester to it and that will let you vary the voltage:



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