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Old 01-11-2009, 09:00 PM   #1
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Ok as the title says ESC Timing . In Layman's terms exactly what is it,and how do you know if it needs to be changed. I'm talking about 100A. ESC powering(controlling a 22.2 v pack on a motor with 2100watts of power.
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Re: ESC Timing

Timing is simply the time the current is turned on and off for your motor. You know that when the current is turned on and it flows through the windings in the motor it makes a field that the magnets appose thus turning the motor. Well the field that you get when you turn on the current does not instantly reach full power, it takes a tiny amount of time to build up. If you ADVANCE the timing of the turning on of the current at tiny bit, the fields is already at full power when the it's best for them to be, and you get more efficiency from your motor.
What's the best timing? It depends on your motor and your needs.
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Re: ESC Timing

This excerpt from the Castle Creations ESC pamphlet should help a bit:

Electronic timing advance may be used to fine tune either a bit more power or a bit more efficiency out of an electric power system.

High Advance : May give an increase in RPM and current draw at the expense of runtime and a hotter motor and batteries.

Standard Advance : Almost always the best balance of power and efficiency for any motor. this is the factory setting.

Low Advance - May slightly decrease RPM and current draw, and will give longer runtime and a cooler motor and batteries. This is the preferred setting for outrunner motors.
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