It is correct that you cannot adjust the minimum brake and drag brake separately.
To help explain things...
Drag brake is the amount of braking in a percentage out of full brake that the ESC applies to the motor while the throttle is in the "dead band"
The dead band is the area of trigger throw, both forward and backwards, that the esc does not send any power to the motor for. Usually this is set to 4 or 5%. The reason you have a dead band is because A.) Most radio's potentiometers are of low quality or simply wear out quickly...this can cause minute variations in regards to what throttle signal is given per trigger location. The dead band being there helps "soak up" some of that variation B.) If there was zero dead band the feel would be quite touchy.
Minimum brake is the amount of brake in a percentage out of full brake that the esc delivers to the motor at the first step out of the dead band in the reverse direction.
When you set your drag brake it sets not only the drag brake but the minimum brake setting to the same value.
When you adjust the minimum brake value it assumes that you do not wish to use drag brake and it disables it and simply uses the value you select for the minimum brake value.
There are a few reasons that we do not allow you to change them independantly of on another at the moment but the main one is that it would be completely possible for someone to set their drag brake to say 35%... and their minimum brake to 20%. What would happen would be that if you let off the throttle to neutral, the ESC would apply 35% total brake to the motor... and as you moved to brake... the esc would then only apply 20%... effectively making your car speed up when you hit the brake instead of slowing down.
This is a problem we had with the cyclone series ESC when people would program them with the Pit Wizard...they would set the drag brake value to a value that was higher than the minimum brake value and they would be confused as to why their brakes weren't working right.
Anyhow, hope that it helps you clear up some of your confusion!
Originally Posted by SSJChar
i decided to post this here since i didn't want to start a new thread, but for the ss+ speed control, i can't change drag brake or minimum brake individually. whenever i change one, the other changes too. is this supposed to happen? i want to put my drag brake up without having minimum brake on, is this possible through the esc? actually, maybe i should get the terms straight. minimm brake is a braking force that is always on, and drag brake is the braking force when the throttle is in neutral? i actually don't what what dead band means either, but i dont think i'll use it anyways.