ESC capacitors blown during manual programing! - Page 2 - RC Groups
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Oct 08, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by cyclops2
Never program with a motor connected. Does that statement prevent the problem ?
Nice theory but a lot of ECSs will not even power up without a motor connected (the ones I use dont). With any ESC you will have no beeps either, hard to program without them if you use sticks (the ESC makes the motor vibrate to generate the tones).

Since they seem to be designed for programming with a motor attached, chances are the failure was coincidental.
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Oct 08, 2012, 07:59 PM
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If it must be connected to hear acknowledge steps...Done

I agree a possible factory reject....or a loose connection. in motor or battery leads pins
Oct 08, 2012, 08:09 PM
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A VFD running a motor while changing settings is a different story. Every RC ESC tells you to connect the motor to program.


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