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Old Jun 27, 2012, 10:31 AM
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ESC for Nimh or lipo

I see alot of ESCs state for NiMH or Lipo. Can you use these escs with nicads?
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 10:45 AM
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I think so
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 10:47 AM
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I am actually looking for a esc for a boat but I have both type of batteries for it. It had the old reostat type speed controler on it.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Yeah, you can use nicads. Go with the Ni-MH setting.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Most ESC now will auto-detect the cell type and beep accordingly.

Really it's not the cell type that's the relevant matter - its the number of cells (total volts) and whether you need Brushless or Brushed.

Basically the ESC doesn't care where it gets Volts from .... it's what it delivers to is the real crux.

Nigel
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