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Old May 21, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Hobby King ESC Programming

I have this ESC http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17793 on a foamy I built. I was playing with the throttle limits, and think I messed up the programming.

Did not get any instructions from HK with the ESC.

Anybody know how to program this one?


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Old May 21, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Steve at the bottom of the page under files you get this

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...90X90943X5.pdf
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Saw that, but it's not enough.

I think I've inadvertantly messed with the timing -- although maybe this ESC does not ALLOW changes in timing?

Motor and ESC USED to run good -- now the motor runs, but slowly. Tried to adjust min / max throttle, but may have messed up the ESC.

Is there a way to "reset" it? I know I can do that w/ some more expensive ESC's I own (and have instruction sheets for!).

Appreciate any help you can give...


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Old May 21, 2012, 01:16 PM
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I just found this on line: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...022X7478X9.pdf, but I'm not sure it's for the same ESC that I have ?
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It's not. Wilfor posted the link for your ESC. I have that same model as you.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:58 PM
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So, there IS no timing adjust on this ESC that I could have messed up?

I would assume that with a Lipo, it would "auto count" the number of cells, so no adjustment there.

I understand brake

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Neither of these should effect how the motor & ESC work together.

If the motor USED to run fast, and is now running SLOW, any other ideas as to what may be wrong? I THOUGHT I'd messed up the timing, but perhaps not...

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Old May 21, 2012, 03:27 PM
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do you have it set on nicad ? instead of lipo ?
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Old May 21, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Don't know. How do I tell? And how do I change it back if it's wrong?

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Crap I'm sorry Flyboy Steve. Mine is the 18A version of that ESC not the 20 like yours. Mine HK-SS18A yours HK-SS20A.

Put throttle to full, plug in ESC battery. After you hear beep pause beep set throttle to off. Should be set for lipo.

If when you plug in battery you hear beep beep pause beep beep your ESC is set for ni-XX
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Old May 21, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Suggestion, check your 3 wires to the motor for a broken connection.
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Old May 22, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Tried to reset the ESC to "lipo" per the instructions above.

IT WORKED! Yahoo! I'm flying again!

Thanks for the help, folks.


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Old May 22, 2012, 09:02 AM
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Great to hear that worked .

Happy flying
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Great, now post some pics of the plane please.
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