What happens when an ESC goes bad? - RC Groups
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Nov 26, 2003, 08:13 PM
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What happens when an ESC goes bad?

Just kind of curious more then anything. When an ESC burns up what happens? Does it just cut the power to the motor or does everything shut off meaning servos and receiver?
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Nov 26, 2003, 09:09 PM
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I have seen them do everything from, wide open throttle, motor just quites, everthing quits, to intermittent motor...just hard to say. I have even seen them take out the receiver and short the battery.
Nov 26, 2003, 09:57 PM
Rehab is for quitters
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And don't forget the magic smoke!!!! Smells great too!!!!

Nov 26, 2003, 11:13 PM
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Everyone knows the secret to electronics is the smoke packed inside. Once that factory installed smoke leaks out it will never work again!!

Thanks for the help guys.