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Did I blow my ESC?

Old 02-18-2007, 08:11 PM
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Default Did I blow my ESC?

Just a last ditch trouble search before I cut the leads off and throw it in the garbage.

My Novak Duster II ESC suddenly stopped working when I put my car back onto the track. Thought my batteries were dead, but they weren't. I was running a 19 turn motor which it should be good for. Now the motor will barely turn over. Steering servo works fine and so does receiver. Swapped motors, swapped batteries, tried the one touch setup again,same result. Will barely make a motor turn over. The leds light up properly to show neutral, full throttle and brakes. I opened up the case of the ESC and nothing looks or smells burnt, yet it wont work.

Throw it out?

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:33 PM
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Check your end point adjustments on your radio to see if they have not been messed with on the throttle.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:48 PM
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Don't throw it out open it up and see if you can see whats wrong, call Novak and see what it will cost to repair it. You may open it and see a piece of lint or dirt. If its shot make a brush case or bearing case out of it.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:09 PM
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Hope ya figure it out but if ya dont dont throw it away. Novak will take it back in trade on a rebuilt one.
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Iceracer - I would definately suggest calling or e-mailing Novak's Customer Support team. They should be able to help you better than most people on here to troubleshoot your speed control, and/or set you up for a repair if nessisary.

Several of them post here on RCTech to, so hopefully they find this.
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