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Old 05-06-2009, 01:52 AM   #31
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I've blown up 2.

First one back in 2006, wookie was at the race when I did it and was gracious enough to give me a replacement on the spot for free.

Second time happened a month ago. Wires for the power were soldered onto the board for a GTB instead of using the default plugs (not sure why this one had it this way)... Anyways... Negative power lead that goes to Receiver came undone and shorted out on the positive. Doesn't work any longer. Still need to get this Speedo into Novak for replacement.

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As far I knew Novak gave 120 days warranty for their electronics. However due to major issues they will consider to replace the unit.

I did blew one under normal operations, the car runs sluggishly & the cap bursted with flame. Novak had it replace with an upgraded unit with Lipo support. A new batch of remake model.
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I'm still running the old Tekin G-9 Brushed speedo w/ a 19T in TC running NiMH saddle packs. One day, just before the main, I'm getting my car set up at the transponder table, have the car in my left hand, plug the ESC's positive banana plug in the battery, and then the negative. Wheels start going at full speed, then a burning sensation in the palm of my hand as the solder fuse that ESC uses blew off straight into my hand. I had put the battery in the car backward!

Grabbed a hot iron, replaced the fuse, turned the battery around and made it out for the main, no problems with the speedo...
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I'm still running the old Tekin G-9 Brushed speedo w/ a 19T in TC running NiMH saddle packs. One day, just before the main, I'm getting my car set up at the transponder table, have the car in my left hand, plug the ESC's positive banana plug in the battery, and then the negative. Wheels start going at full speed, then a burning sensation in the palm of my hand as the solder fuse that ESC uses blew off straight into my hand. I had put the battery in the car backward!

Grabbed a hot iron, replaced the fuse, turned the battery around and made it out for the main, no problems with the speedo...
Your ESC got solder fuse. At least its safer. But sad to say not all ESC has that. I was thinking if anyone do a self made fuse in series. But I do not know how much Amp or Volt for optimum safety.
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Sssssssssssssss.

Yep, that was about it.
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