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Old 03-22-2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Since their isnt a dedicated electronics forum, figured that I would post here and offroad section.


I think that I may have made a big mistake and misconnected wires on my previous RC Car. I think I connected my battery wires to my motor and my motor wires to my battery. Would this damage the internal integrated circuitry on the Novak GTX? I think the answer is yes, but I thought that I would posse the question just in case.
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does it work all you can do is try it and find out
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Since their isnt a dedicated electronics forum, figured that I would post here and offroad section.


I think that I may have made a big mistake and misconnected wires on my previous RC Car. I think I connected my battery wires to my motor and my motor wires to my battery. Would this damage the internal integrated circuitry on the Novak GTX? I think the answer is yes, but I thought that I would posse the question just in case.
try it, i have done stuff like that to my gtx and still works..
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will hopefully have some answers tomorrow. gonna rewire the battery wires up, charge up a pack, and hope that it catches some life. If it does, then I think its just the wiring harness that is messed up. hopefully atleast.
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Well if your GTX went poof....No worries,Novak has one of the best customer service in the industy.
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answer is yes when you reverse the wires it will blow up.

novak will know you have done this when you send it in.
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just buy a new one
iv sent in a gtx and i did get another one but it did not perform good at all
so i got a new one and voila i got speed.
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I just rewired all my wires and plugged in a battery and the red light on the side comes on. I think thats a good sign!
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I just rewired all my wires and plugged in a battery and the red light on the side comes on. I think thats a good sign!
yep looks like it might still see another race...
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If it works I would replace the power cap I have heard that they can be damaged when you wire up the esc backwards although the esc works you may not be getting 100% of the caps effectiveness.
I had a GTX that worked fine but I baught a used GTX as a spare and put it in my car to test it. After setting it everything appeared OK it worked but I had no rip it was very numb I knew it wasnt battery or motor due to the fact that with the other GTX it was fine a buddy suggested I try a new cap and after installing one wallah it worked fine so I suspect the previous owner may have wired it wrong or the cap just went bad who knows...
But if you ever have issues and feel like the esc isnt working 100% Novak has an excelent service dept and a trade in program I believe even if you fry your GTX you can send it in and for like $59 you get a factory refurb and for around $79 I believe you can get a new one...not a bad deal at all IMO.
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