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Old 09-10-2009, 09:34 AM   #1
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Default Novak HV Capacitor usage on regular 1/10 racing ESCs?

I am looking to try this cap on a 1/10 scale racing ESC (Speed passion GT 2.0) since I need the space that the stock cap set takes up, but, I see this on novaks site:

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HV/Super Duty Power Cap Harness: 2700F (#5674)
This is the direct replacement power capacitor for the HV Brushless ESC and Super Duty XR ESC. The power capacitor is harnessed to 16 GA power wires and easily solders onto the ESCs solder tabs. Use of the power capacitor is necessary with the HV and Super Duty ESCs to dissipate noise and smooth voltage spikes, and will also improve the performance of these speed controls by reducing the operating temperature by 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit. This power capacitor can also be used with other high-voltage 10-14 cell ESCs for improved efficiency. Includes one, pre-harnessed high-quality, 25V electrolytic capacitor and double-sided mounting tape.

Note: This module is compatible with high-voltage ESCs only.
What exactly about this cap makes it for high-voltage ESCs only?
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I am looking to try this cap on a 1/10 scale racing ESC (Speed passion GT 2.0) since I need the space that the stock cap set takes up, but, I see this on novaks site:



What exactly about this cap makes it for high-voltage ESCs only?
Cap's only charge up to the voltage of your power source.
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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Dont see why it wouldnt work.
A 16v cap would work too.
The TOP Racing supercaps would be a good choice if space is a premium, think SP does a similar style cap as well.
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yeah, I have used caps before in the 25V range on 1/10 scale stuff, just wasn't sure. I think though I can fit the speed passion cap based on a pic I saw.
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I use teh Speedpassion caps with Tekin RS Pro and my SP/Hobbywing esc's as well as on my brushed esc's and havent had any hassles.
The upgrade cap from SP is also noticeable on my mod car.
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