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Old 03-16-2009, 12:48 AM   #31
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Could someone please shed light on why some ESC go up and smoke and some don't on reverse polarity. This is just out of my curiosity.

Recently, I connected my brand new ESC (yes a branded one) to a fully charged 6 nimh pack and it didn't smoke the ESC. The connection was on for at least 10 seconds. There weren't any sparks either when I connected it to the battery leads. I tested it on the track and it I could not feel or detect anything out of the ordinary. There was this one time also that I did a reverse polarity connection to the battery for another branded ESC, but that instance caught my attention right away because of a huge spark. It didn't smoke my ESC either.

I guess I was just lucky. I got the impression that in most cases it will toast the ESC but I guess we only see people that reported it here when there is a problem. I believe many do get lucky like me?
Pretty easy really, some ESC's have reverse voltage protection and others don't.
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