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Old 09-22-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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I have to buy the son a new esc but I just bought a new brushed motor for him can I go ahead and buy a brushless ecs will it work on this motor
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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You either need a brushed esc or a brushed/brushless esc, curious why you want to buy a brushless esc for a brushed motor, I'd buy a brushless motor
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it sounds like you dont have an esc right now? is that the case? not even a brushed one?
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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Sounds like you are preparing for a future brushless motor purchase, which is a great idea.

Depends on the exact ESC, some brushless ESCs can also run brushed motors, some can not.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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The esc messed up last night would not work right. I just bought a new Titan 12 turn 550 motor .Like I said we are just getting started with this rc stuff but its bad enough I built a nice oval track in the yard today went got the 3 point hitch tiller and tractor had it fixed up in just about an hour looks good to.I still havent got me a car yet but I'm still looking to deside what I want.
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We didn't know you were just starting, but yea if you're just starting brushed is fine, I switched within a week, look into a esc capable of brushless and brushed mode so when you switch which I bet you will, you'll be prepared and won't have to go but a new esc
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Get a used Tekin RS. Works on brushed and brushless.
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Get a used Tekin RS. Works on brushed and brushless.
great esc as well
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The sidewinder and the mmp from castle also run brushed motors. The mmp is nice because it does 6s, no motor limit, and it quite a bit cheaper than a tekin. It isn't a small esc though like the tekin.
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The problem with buying an ESC capable of handling both brushes and brushless motors is that it is going to cost you a pretty penny. Now maybe that doesn't matter to you, but if budget is a concern, why not pick up a brushed only ESC? If you're running a Titan 12T motor, it sounds like you're running something Traxxas. You can pick up a XL-5 ESC on Ebay for less than $40.
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