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Old 05-20-2006, 03:36 AM   #1
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What sort of specs do I need for a cap onto the ESC? How many F's, Vs, and all the other stuff?

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What sort of specs do I need for a cap onto the ESC? How many F's, Vs, and all the other stuff?

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Can anyone give me any specs of the caps they are using?

What voltage am I looking at? Would 10V be enough? and capacity? I suppose that the higher the better, but I need something to start around...

I'm going to get this cap from a large manufacturer, so you don't have to tell me who makes good ones and whatnot
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What kind of motor/esc are you using? Also, what kind of track? (fast, tech, etc) And are you very smooth with the throttle/brakes or are you more of a smash and bash driver on the throttle?

A cap just smoothes out voltage spikes from the motor to the esc, you should be fine with a normal 16v 4700uf cap.
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Use the lowest voltage capacitor that is above your application.

In most cases this is going to be a 10v cap. Use of a 6v cap across the 7.2 volt plus battery will cause damage to the cap. It will short out.

And, 50 volt cap with 4700mf of capacity will not hold as much current as a 10v 4700mf cap when used with 7.2 volts.

Higher voltage caps have more space between the plates.
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What kind of motor/esc are you using? Also, what kind of track? (fast, tech, etc) And are you very smooth with the throttle/brakes or are you more of a smash and bash driver on the throttle?

A cap just smoothes out voltage spikes from the motor to the esc, you should be fine with a normal 16v 4700uf cap.
Well, atm, I'm sort of smash and bash, but I hope to improve that.

So are you saying that the cap has no effect whatsoever after a certain capacity/voltage? Lets say would there be no difference between a 16V 1F cap and a 16V 4700 cap?

I'll be using this with a Corally MMS3 and various motors (17,12, etc).
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