|07-24-2012, 12:24 AM||#1|
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I am: Kenny S
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How do you test an ESC
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My son's traxxas stampede stopped working. Won't move or even attempt turn the motor. The stearing servo works, and the light on the esc flickers when you give it "gas", but there is no response indicated beyond that. No motor noise or movement, and all connections seem good.
Should I just assume the esc is fried? Or could the motor(brushed) be the problem?
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|07-24-2012, 11:19 AM||#2|
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I am: Earl A.
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Re: How do you test an ESC
Check the battery voltage and its connections.
Swap for a charged, known good battery.
Try running a known good motor directly off of the battery.
Does the receiver light up? Does the steering work? (These steps also check the radio but more about that below.)
Swap out the motor for a known good one.
Try running the motor directly off of a battery.
Does the receiver light up?
Does the steering work?
Does the ESC light up?
Try recalibrating the ESC.
Earl "Narly1" Anderson
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