Originally Posted by ajbaker
Why? The temperature control is guaranteed. I told them exactly what happened and they gladly gave me a replacement. I haven't tested the new one yet. I did over amp several old Turnigy ESC's and they cut out just like they are supposed to. As far as abusing it, I was unaware that I was overamping the ESC. So, it was an accident, not abuse.
They did not really "gladly" give you a replacement. According to your story they wanted to split the cost and you declined, so they gave it to you as a good-will gesture. The failure was caused by negligence on your part. Negligence is not an accident. If you had used a watt meter to test the unknown prop load as others have suggested it would not have happened. I always test new motor/prop combos that way and have never had a problem.
We all have our own standards of ethics. If you are happy with yours that is what matters.