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Old 04-04-2004, 12:58 AM   #1
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I finished setting up my car today and I turned it on when my Novak GT7 started to smoke. I was able to disconnected in time, I think but im left scraching my head as to why it went up in smoke...

Im running a XXX-S G+ and the ESC is sitting behind the motor. The wires are all connected using deans connectors that I put on a long time ago and I have never had a problem with... The one thing I did notice is that the circuit board on the GT7 was touching the graphite chassis. Could this cause my ESC to smoke like that?
Thanks for any info you can give me...
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Old 04-04-2004, 01:28 AM   #2
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it can short out through the chassis as the battery leads are right there. Check it over real well inside and out and look for burnt or discolored components before trying to use it again. the only good thing I got to say is that Novak has the best customer service in the industry. Good luck.
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Old 04-04-2004, 01:36 AM   #3
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Thanks.. It seems to be working okay but its late here and I want to see how it does under load. I will be keeping a much better eye on what my speedo touches from now on!
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Ntheame, if it smoked it's GONE! no questions asked period!
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