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Old 05-11-2008, 07:33 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of setting up my son's new mini cooper, and have discovered that the battery connection that goes from the supplied ESC into the receiver (red plug) is a two-prong connector, instead of three. The receiver (Futaba R152JE), obviously, have a three-prong slot. Any idea how this connects into the receiver?? I'm trying to avoid releasing the magical blue smoke before he even gets a chance to use it.

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Old 05-11-2008, 07:44 AM   #2
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Have not looked at a mech sc for a while.

But I think if you examine the servo directions for use, you will find that the negative always faces outboard on the receiver.

Good luck with your new toy. Hope he likes the hobby and the fellowship.
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Old 05-11-2008, 08:31 AM   #3
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Something else owrth mentioning: The plug only goes in one way: red wire to the outside???
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I'm in the process of setting up my son's new mini cooper, and have discovered that the battery connection that goes from the supplied ESC into the receiver (red plug) is a two-prong connector, instead of three. The receiver (Futaba R152JE), obviously, have a three-prong slot. Any idea how this connects into the receiver?? I'm trying to avoid releasing the magical blue smoke before he even gets a chance to use it.

TIA...
If its a Tamiya TEU-101BK speedo, then you need to plug the three pin plug into channel 2 (Throttle), and the 2 pin plug into an Aux/Batt connection on the reciever. Make sure the two pin is plugged in with the black and red in the same way round as the three pin. If the reciever has tab holes cut into the case, they will be black furthest away from the tab, with red in the middle.

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Old 05-12-2008, 08:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the advice. I ended up taking the car down to the local club races, and one of the guys there trimmed a bit off the connector with an exacto. Works great. Now I just need to set up a tire fund!
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