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Aug 31, 2017, 01:56 PM
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Multiple esc's. 2 throttle 1 accessory

Hi, I'm working on a fishing boat. (with reel) My problem is I'm have a heck of a time operating a esc on any channel other than the throttle CH . I've disconnected the BES, and only use the signal line. All esc's are brushed. The Third Esc is to run the reel. Any ideas? thanks
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Aug 31, 2017, 04:26 PM
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I've had no problems on a boat with 2 ESCs and one servo, it just sits there and works. What does your setup consist of (radio, esc models), and what is the actual problem?
Sep 01, 2017, 09:40 AM
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I'm trying to operate the third esc on a channel other than the throttle channel. Like you would with a servo. i have two 12v 12ah SLA running two viper 40's and the third esc is a no name brand. (link below) All on a HK6ch.
Sep 01, 2017, 09:06 PM
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Any proportional channel should operate the ESC once it is set up.
Switched channels, not so well...
Sep 02, 2017, 10:51 AM
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The radio receiver thinks that everything plugged into it is a servo. If a servo works plugged into the channel wanted, the ESC, if it is working, should also work. Both require exactly the same signal. Some ESCs like to wake up to a valid neutral signal, some need the reverse switch on the transmitter to be set differently, depending on whether it was designed to work with Futaba or not.
To check whether a device works or not, a servo tester is the ideal thing. Amazingly cheap on fleabay, no real excuse for not having one.
"Using only the signal line." I hope that the ground line is still connected? Check the drawings in the "electrical discussion" thread.
Sep 05, 2017, 11:34 AM
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thanks guys. i reattached the ground and all is well.

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