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Old 09-06-2009, 03:20 PM
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could the positive and negative wires in an esc cause a meltdown if they are
wired backwards with the signal wire being correct?
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:22 PM
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Not sure on all speed control but have done in the past I have with out any problem.
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if u mean on a brushless esc and going to the battery yes if they are plugged in backward they will smoke and ruin ur esc.
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it is not a smart thing to do
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if u mean on a brushless esc and going to the battery yes if they are plugged in backward they will smoke and ruin ur esc.
He means the receiver plug not the battery leads...do your battery leads have a signal wire
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That would kill the RX if anything , but I have done that before and nothing smoked .
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Only once and it didn't hurt the futaba fm rx. If you had a meltdown, there was prob something else wired wrong.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:58 PM
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it is the wires going to the reciever. the wires from the tazer esc that I had in
there before were red brown and orange. The new esc(intellispeed) has black red + white. I found out that black or brown are common ground wires so I switched the red + black wires to somewhat match the wires of the old esc
which worked good for a # of years. Plugged it all in and nothing happened,
didn't get any lights on the esc. So I decided to switch the wires back to normal and take a chance with a meltdown.(learned from the very first esc
I plugged in) Still didn"t get any action out of the new esc. But. I did notice that there is barely any action out of the steering servo. Is my reciever buggered?
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