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Old Mar 15, 2007, 10:20 PM
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Programming Instructions for the Mystery ESC

I FINALLY got the programming instructions for the Mystery 40A - 120A ESC. I re-typed it since the original was barely legible.


Users Manual (FM 40A, FM 60A, FM 80A, FM 120A)

Specifications:

Model: FM40A FM60A FM80A FM120A
Continuous working current: 40A 60A 80A 120A

Input Voltage: NiMH 6 - 16 Cells
Li-ion 2 - 5 Cells

BEC Current: No
Weight: 35g 55g 55g 70g

Main Functions

1. Safety mode: the motor won't start no matter what the position of the control stick is when
switched on the RC unit.
2. Brake Setting: On/Off (factory setting is off)
3. Three point battery type and low voltage selection.
4. Software reversion of motor turning direction.
5. Low current protection: ignore/reduce power/shut off
6. Temperature protection: reduce power when the temperature reaches 120 degrees C
7. PWM frequency: 8KHZ/16KHZ
8. RPM setting: 20,000rpm/50,000rpm/100,000rpm (60A/80A Only)


ESC program procedure

Normal Start Up

When throttle stick is off, you will hear one Beep for Brake on, or two tones for Brake off.

Program
When throttle stick is at full power connect battery and switch on and wait for 5 seconds.
Setup mode isentered:

1. Brake: If you pull the stick to off within 5 sec Brake will be changed
(On ->Off or Off ->On)
2. Battery type: (Voltage Cut-off)
Ni-Cad . . . . .
2 Lipos(5.6V) .. .. .. .. ..
3 Lipos(8.4V) ... ... ... ... ...
4 Lipos(11.2V) .... .... .... .... ....
5 Lipos(14V) ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

3. Rotation Reverse: Reverse motor rotation 5 short musical notes
4. Soft Start: Enable: 5 short musical notes
Disable: 5 long musical notes

5. Under Voltage:
Ignore: _.. _.. _.. _.. _..
Reduce Power: _. _. _. _. _.
Cut Off: ._ ._ ._ ._ ._

6. Timing:
Automatic (7 - 30 Degree) .. .. .. .. ..
Soft (7 degrees) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Hard(22 - 30 Degrees) .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

7. Frequency: 8kHz ' ' ' ' '
16kHz b b b b b

Restore Default Settings: _____ _____ _____ _____ _____

8. Active rpm control:

rpm control off: _._ _._ _._ _._ _._
20,000 rpm _.._ _.._ _.._ _.._ _.._
50,000 rpm _..._ _..._ _..._ _..._ _..._
100,000 rpm _...._ _...._ _...._ _...._ _...._
(60A/80A only)

Factory Default Settings:
Brake: Off Battery Type: 3 Li-Poly Under Voltage: Reduce Power Soft Start: Enable

Timing: Auto Frequency: 8kHz Active RPM Control: Off

Notice:

1. Make sure the connections for battery positive/negative are right. Reversing the connection
will damage the ESC permanently.
2. Use suitable batteries. Do not exceed the working voltage of the ESC.
3. The company keeps the right to change design, function, or package without notice.
4. Take care in using safely. Incorrect use may cause injury to the body. The company will
not be responsible for any damage or loss caused by incorrect operation.

Enjoy
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Old Apr 30, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Watch out for these ESC's -a number of them have been received by buyers and found dead on arrival

see this thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=610922
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Old May 01, 2007, 05:57 AM
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Hi,

That mystery ESC would be the ELE Advance speed controller. I own one (60A) myself and I can tell you now that it is not a good esc.

Check out the link for the instruction manual downloads.

http://www.elerc.com/english/index.p...&articleid=120

If you can figure out how to trim this esc, let us know. good luck

Cheers,

Beijing e_flyer
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Old May 02, 2007, 09:30 AM
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Beijing... is your ELE ESC still working?

Mine does work, but I have not tried programming it yet. The throttle response is a bit 'notchy' in places. It will be smooth through certain ranges then jump in RPM in others.
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Old May 02, 2007, 10:05 AM
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Has anyone actually tried the above instructions? I have been, and the only thing I can be certain of is that I can turn the brake on and off.
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Old May 03, 2007, 07:24 AM
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Beijing... is your ELE ESC still working?

Mine does work, but I have not tried programming it yet. The throttle response is a bit 'notchy' in places. It will be smooth through certain ranges then jump in RPM in others.
Mine is still working. Full power comes at half throttle and I can't figure out how to trim it even after following the instructions. I will try contacting ELE and find out how its done. What I can only say now is think twice before buying this brand.

Cheers,
Beijing_eflyer
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Old May 03, 2007, 08:20 AM
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I've had no luck so far with these instructions. I spent over an hour yesterday trying to program it -but succeeded only with the brake (which is good) and messing up the cutoff voltage (which is bad). I just want to get back to the default settings now and then reactivate the brake, which would be good enough for my use, but can't seem to get it to respond. The instructions leave out details as to where the throttle stick should be placed and for how long, etc. The tones are nothing like in the instructions either. In frustration I emailed the seller and he sent me a jpeg of the instructions -and it is the same as the above entered by Campy. Sigh.
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Old May 03, 2007, 08:50 AM
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I've had no luck so far with these instructions. I spent over an hour yesterday trying to program it -but succeeded only with the brake (which is good) and messing up the cutoff voltage (which is bad). I just want to get back to the default settings now and then reactivate the brake, which would be good enough for my use, but can't seem to get it to respond. The instructions leave out details as to where the throttle stick should be placed and for how long, etc. The tones are nothing like in the instructions either. In frustration I emailed the seller and he sent me a jpeg of the instructions -and it is the same as the above entered by Campy. Sigh.
Okay, I think I got it!

The trick is you have to pull back the throttle for every setting you want to choose. For example:

1. Brake: If you pull the stick to off within 5 sec Brake will be changed
(On ->Off or Off ->On)

(I think you already know how to do this. Disconnect the battery and then read the next step)

2. Battery type: (Voltage Cut-off)

(Let's say you want to program for 3S Lipo. Push the throttle stick to WOT and connect the battery. Wait for the tones to begin...)

Ni-Cad . . . . . (do not pull back throttle stick)
2 Lipos(5.6V) .. .. .. .. .. (do not pull back throttle stick)
3 Lipos(8.4V) ... ... (PULL back throttle stick to accept, ESC will initialise) ... ... ...
4 Lipos(11.2V) .... .... .... .... ....
5 Lipos(14V) ..... ..... ..... ..... .....

The drill here is to repeat the process for every setting you want to program. So its WOT, followed by connect battery, wait for the preferred setting (in tones) pull back stick to accept and disconnect battery. I'm still trying to play around, but I hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old May 03, 2007, 06:09 PM
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Thanks for the help Beijing... however, the set of tones I get are completely different from above. They are as follows:
-Stick to WOT. Plug in batt... then:
1) Four descending - - - - (denotes programming mode, I assume)
2) _ _ _
3) -- -- --
4) _. _. _.
5) _.. _.. _..
6) _ _. _ _. _ _.
7) _ _ .. _ _ .. _ _..
8) _ _ _. _ _ _. _ _ _.
9) _ _ _.. _ _ _.. _ _ _..
10) .... .... ....

Three times for each sound after the initial programming sound (as shown above). The sequence then repeats if the unit stays plugged in and remains at WOT. Pulling the stick to idle at any one of the tone sequences results in a beep at idle and another again at WOT. The programming tones then start again. Leaving the stick at idle after pulling it down from WOT and getting the beep will result in the unit arming and becoming active.

I just got through trying again, and just for kicks I pulled the stick to idle during the very last series of tones (.... .... ....) I think the unit reset to default (yeah!). 3s lipo cutoff is back now as well as the brake. I have no idea what the timing is, but hopefully it's reset as well to auto. I guess I'll try flying with it, but I won't have the model that it is to go in finished for a while.
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 01:19 PM
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Thanks for the help Beijing... however, the set of tones I get are completely different from above. They are as follows:
-Stick to WOT. Plug in batt... then:
1) Four descending - - - - (denotes programming mode, I assume)
2) _ _ _
3) -- -- --
4) _. _. _.
5) _.. _.. _..
6) _ _. _ _. _ _.
7) _ _ .. _ _ .. _ _..
8) _ _ _. _ _ _. _ _ _.
9) _ _ _.. _ _ _.. _ _ _..
10) .... .... ....

Three times for each sound after the initial programming sound (as shown above). The sequence then repeats if the unit stays plugged in and remains at WOT. Pulling the stick to idle at any one of the tone sequences results in a beep at idle and another again at WOT. The programming tones then start again. Leaving the stick at idle after pulling it down from WOT and getting the beep will result in the unit arming and becoming active.

I just got through trying again, and just for kicks I pulled the stick to idle during the very last series of tones (.... .... ....) I think the unit reset to default (yeah!). 3s lipo cutoff is back now as well as the brake. I have no idea what the timing is, but hopefully it's reset as well to auto. I guess I'll try flying with it, but I won't have the model that it is to go in finished for a while.



- - - brake on
-- -- -- ----- off
_` _` _` NiCd\NiMh voltage cutoff
_`` _`` _`` LiPo voltage cutoff
_ _` _ _ ` _ _` Soft startup
_ _`` _ _`` _ _`` Hard startup
_ _ _` _ _ _` _ _ _` Soft timing
_ _ _`` _ _ _``_ _ _`` Hard timing
```` ```` ```` ```` Reset to default settings
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Old Aug 15, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Jeepers. Glad to hear what a good deal they are for the price...

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Old Aug 25, 2007, 11:26 AM
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Just want to confirm that the information given by tolik212 and RV-4 flyer are correct. I tried programming my Mystery ESC 30A that way and it works just fine. Thanks guys!
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 11:15 AM
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I do wish I hadnt bought one of these (FM 80A). To get it to work I have to connect the ubec then connect the lipo else it will not work. Is there a way round this. Seems to be able to control the power but is useless for programming.
Programming starts with __ __ __ brake on
then _ _ _ _ _ _ brake off
Not sure of the rest. The next sound is __ . __ . __ . low and high sounds.
And the very last set of sounds restores it to factory default.
I need to overcome the default safetey start and set for 4 lipos.
any geniuses out there worked it out?
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 12:55 PM
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well i'm having no luck with this, I must be retarded. I set the brake. plug back in and it just seems to start with the brake again.
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Old Feb 14, 2008, 07:28 PM
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3. Rotation Reverse: Reverse motor rotation 5 short musical notes
Does this mean that the motor can be rotated both ways or just spins it the other way(like switching any of the three wires)? I need two bl motors and esc for a robot tank but they must be able to go forward and reverse (and not too expensive). I found this esc on e-bay and they said it runs the motor in forward or reverse. Is this true?

Thanks a lot,
Justin
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