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Old 11-23-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
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When is plug the battery into my esc it makes a sizzling sound and emmits some smoke.Is it fried?
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:48 AM   #3
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i dont know what's wrong, so its hard for me to explain. It just gets really hot and sizzles when i plug the battery in.
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i dont know what's wrong, so its hard for me to explain. It just gets really hot and sizzles when i plug the battery in.
Is it possible that you've wired it backwards? I installed Dean's plugs backwards once and got the same result. If yes, it's fried.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:10 PM   #5
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Nope... I double checked and red plugged into red and black into black.
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:34 PM   #6
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What brand ESC? I did the Deans plug fry once, Not laughing outloud, Ha.
What I did was wire a Deans plug for the batt. connection and a seperate one for the motor connection and guess what I plugged the battery into ugh. one LRP Q2 smoked. LRP took care of me though...
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Old 11-23-2006, 12:57 PM   #7
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I have a futaba, but on their site it says that they'll only repair products purchased in canada and the US. I bought mine in Japan.
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Ugh. Sorry double check that you did'nt plug batt into motor output wires,even if you did like me, you might be out of luck...If you knew someone that repairs electronics they may be able to help, ESC's are not rocket science,or string theory. goood luk.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:36 PM   #9
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Maybe my LHS can fix it. I'll go see if they can.
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I have found it very, very difficult to get the smoke back into the speed controllers once it has been released!!

This is very disappointing to have happen, especially when you are new to the game.
Go to the LHS and get them to look at it, but be prepared to buy a new one as repair will be expensive.
NOVAK has some excellent budget priced ones.
No matter how good you are in this game, you want the reverse polarity protection!! Every one has a brain fade now and then.

I must say that it is certainly a whole lot more entertaining when they start to burn while you are out racing, especially when everyone can smell it and you get a smoke trail from your car. Very Cool!!
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Thats funny...That reminds me of my buudy running a seven cell with a ten turn, the seventh cell decided to short at just the right time on a jump, and POW sounded like a .38 with a nice bit of smoke and fizzle...
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my guess... motor wire had gone to the battery and battery wire gone to the motor = kabooooooooooom
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:32 AM   #13
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Maybe my integrated tech teacher can help me.
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Most likely you shorted,(fried) just one component like a Mosfet. With a bit of head scratching you may be able to figure this out.... getting the correct component might be a problem though...
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