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Old 05-05-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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Just got a new 20t brushed motor and I was told to "break it in" using my ice charger before I race with it. How do I do that? Any help would be great!
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1. Sell it
2. Buy a brushed motor



I'm kidding obviously.


Check the Ice's manual, that should be a good start, and then google the process, I know its on there somewhere, or even here, just try searching

http://www.duratrax.com/pdf/
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1. Sell it
2. Buy a brushed motor



I'm kidding obviously.


Check the Ice's manual, that should be a good start, and then google the process, I know its on there somewhere, or even here, just try searching

http://www.duratrax.com/pdf/
Dang, I was so gonna post those exact 2 instructions.
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Good day!

After I turn a com, I run them on a stand with a fan with a one cell lipo for 10 min to seat the brushes.
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1. Sell it
2. Buy a brushed motor



I'm kidding obviously.


Check the Ice's manual, that should be a good start, and then google the process, I know its on there somewhere, or even here, just try searching

http://www.duratrax.com/pdf/
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Dang, I was so gonna post those exact 2 instructions.
you both hit your heads on something,adam you said sell (a brushed motor is what he has)and buy a brushed motor,read it slowly
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you both hit your heads on something,adam you said sell (a brushed motor is what he has)and buy a brushed motor,read it slowly
Haha, I just skimmed over what Adam said. Ooops. Funny stuff.
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Ok ... I guess i knew how to, but I dont know what voltage and time to run it at. Any ideas?
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Ok ... I guess i knew how to, but I dont know what voltage and time to run it at. Any ideas?
2 volts, 5 or 10 mins once the motor stops arcing and the amp draw levels off the brushes are seated
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LOL at Smoke!!


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To break in a motor, run about 2-3 volts through it at low RPM with a motor break in function on some Chargers. They key is low RPM!! Your goal is to wear in the brushes so the contour matches that of the Comm. The more it wears in, the higher the amp draw should become.

If the Rpm is too high, the brushes will bounce and wear the comm uneven. This will cause you to loose maximum RPM on the motor when done.

Break in can be done in 5 minutes or up to 30 minutes....
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Perfect! Thank you for all the help!
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