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Jul 18, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Help with a Turnigy 1/10 2WD Dessert Buggy

If anyone can please help.

Just having bought this item I went all the way to a 3s Lipo after reading reviews.

Well that didnt work too well as my ESC lasted about 30 secs. Whether I did something wrong or the ESC was faulty I dont know but I cant be bothered with warranty and asking for some help.

I need to try and get this thing going asap for my sons sake.

Can anyone recommend and not too crazy priced ESC that will handle a 3S 20C 5000 mAh Zippy Battery. to drive a Brushless Inrunner 3300KV (3650 size).

If I can have it by the Friday in Australia that would be awsome.
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Jul 18, 2012, 02:16 PM
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I used one of these on 3s in my MERV and it was great:

I have a spare, but it wouldn't be in Australia by Friday unless it went by crazy expensive shipping.
Jul 18, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Thank you for your reply.

I see that its also larger in amps.

Would the motor handle that?
Jul 18, 2012, 06:42 PM
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The motor will only draw as many amps as it wants, the ESC doesn't force amps to the motor.
Jul 18, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Just one more thing in regards to why the ESC caught fire in the first time.

I am using a controller i had years ago for my nitro car that when you pushed back with the throttle it did the brakes. I noticed on the electric car it activated reverse.

Do you think that it is not compatible and the reverse factor overloaded the ESC
Jul 19, 2012, 09:27 AM
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That has nothing to do with it, and it's working exactly like it should be working.

I would bet that you just over amped the ESC running 3s and that's why it went up in smoke.
Jul 19, 2012, 11:14 PM
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Here's one in the australian warehouse. There are cheaper ones, but they are on backorder.
Jul 23, 2012, 11:01 AM
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Mine lasted for about 5 charges, died when I was slowly driving up a steap hill.
Ordered a new esc and a 2s lipo

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