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Old 04-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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So the other day my esc went up in flames and hpi is changing them for free.

But i had some tell me that my 6s batteries wasnt good enough im using stock gearing with two 3s 5000mAh 25c traxxas batteries could that be the problem or did i just get a bad esc.

I used the vorza on hotter days with those batteries and nothing ever got hot
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Would be better if your batteries had a higher C rating but that shouldn't cause your ESC to go up in flames.
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Oook so it was probably a bad esc then so i should be good wit those 6s batteries when im bashing correct?
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Low C-rating will not cause the esc to break. However, low C-rating wil cause the batteries to break. The motor in the Vorza is theoretically able to draw 150 Amps from the battery, but your battery is only able to deliver 125 amps safely, and that is when the batteries are new, old 25C batteries are probably not 25C anymore. Breaking a lipo can mean many things, one of the most unpleasant and dangerous being catching fire. Lipo fire is bad, highly toxic, and difficult to put out, usually it has to burn itself out.
Especially if you are bashing, having good enough batteries is important; you drive on high traction like grass, lots of high speed/rev runs, high jumps with nasty landings, things like this is though on the system, and the harder the motor works, the harder the batteries are punished.
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Polardegos, great first post!

Also, isn't 6s a little too fast? Unless you're only doing speed runs, it should have more then enough power on 4s.
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