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HELP! I think i fried my brand new Tekin RX8 Combo!!

HELP! I think i fried my brand new Tekin RX8 Combo!!

Old 02-08-2012, 01:06 AM
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Exclamation HELP! I think i fried my brand new Tekin RX8 Combo!!

To everyone who replied to this thread, thank you for your opinions and advice. The Hobby Man is more than happy to replace my ESC and check my battery to make sure it wasn't damaged as a result from their incorrect wiring. Also the $80 I paid for was to have the pinion gear fixed up and everything checked and a bunch of other things so it was not a rip off.

I take back all my comments and hope that they forgive me for being immature. I feel like a complete fool now but hormones are churning and I guess I had to take out my anger somehow haha. Well everything is sorted now and my new RX8 should be in, in around 2 weeks. People make mistakes I guess so I shouldn't have said anything. But I am sure it's natural to get angry in these kinds of situations. Oh Well. I'm stupid and I hope I learn one day that getting angry and writing stupid comments where everyone can see is a bad move.

There is nothing wrong with the Hobby Man they have a good service, just make sure your wires arn't crossed

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:18 AM
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Either you plugged it in backwards or they solder it up backwards.

what plug is on the batteries?
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Originally Posted by UK.hardcore View Post
Either you plugged it in backwards or they solder it up backwards.

what plug is on the batteries?
Actually, that is a good point, *BUT* if they soldered it backwards, then when you plugged your battery in, it would have then (at that very moment) made a dead short! Your lucky it did not flame up if that is the case... Not knockin ya or anything, but that is why I do ALL my wiring. I'm terrible with a soldering gun, but getting better haha...
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Keep in mind that just because the wire is red/black and you are plugging it in red/black, that doesn't mean they did it right... Just sayin.. WAY too easy to solder it backwards...
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Make sure Everything matches up A B C - + on motor to ESC.

if you did a bind already. Hold down the MODE button on the RX8 until it starts beeping then hold the end points on the trigger back/ forward
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Unfortunately there is only one way to find out... And personally, if I were you, if it *is* toasted, THEY OWE YOU AN ESC!!! More than likely the motor is fine, but if it isn't, then they owe you one of those too...
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DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIX!!! Bring it back to your shop AS IS!! Cause if it is fried after you correct the issue then they will give you the stiff-arm and point the finger back at you... At least that's how they do it here in the states! Haha...
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Bottom line when it comes to electric... No smoke is good smoke.. Even IF it isn't totally fried, it's definitely not in the shape it was in before the little boo boo.. Take it back and get them to furnish you with a new one of = value.. If not the same exact kit!
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Originally Posted by jonee589 View Post
they are not matched up though the motor is wired to the A - B and the battery is on the C +
not sure if I understand sounds really strange.

A on the motor should go A on the ESC
B on motor should go to B on the ESC
C on the motor should go to C on the ESC

This is first step

I read your other post it sounded like you are running saddle packs or something is this correct?
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Originally Posted by jonee589 View Post
Alright I shall explain it clearly.
I have a 4cell lipo battery with the correct plug on it corrosponding to the one on the esc.

A on the motor is on A on the ESC
B on the motor is on B on the ESC
C on the motor is on - on the ESC

Negative Battery wire is on C on the ESC
Positive Battery wire on + on the ESC

And I plugged the battery in to the battery wire. Then I turned on my binded transmitter, turned on the ESC and it made a funny sound and smoke came from the battery wires and everything got hot.

After school tomorrow I will call the Hobby Shop, tell them the situation and most likely demand a new motor and esc free of charge. (Politely, at least I will try to be)
Yeah don't touch it, they wired it up wrong. Take it right back to the hobby shop you payed them for a professional install. Don't take anything less than a new ESC.

They possibly could of damaged the motor sensor board also.
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