Can I set up a speed controller for manual control? - RC Groups
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Feb 28, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Can I set up a speed controller for manual control?

My buddy has a full-size electric boat that is not working. The power set-up is very similar to our models, in that it has a speed control that takes 24VDC input, and converts it to a three-phase output to a 2200W brushless motor. The speed command to the ESC comes from a manual potentiometer. For testing purposes, would it be possible to modify one of our ESCs to operate from a potentiometer rather than from the throttle output of a receiver? I can then substitute the new ESC for the existing one in order to determine if the motor will run.
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Feb 28, 2013, 10:47 PM
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Very easy, just get one of these:

Any hobby store should have one.

Or you can make one:
Mar 01, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Thanks! That's a GREAT and simple idea!

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