shockity diodes

Old 08-28-2004, 05:07 PM
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what do these things do in the newest mag of xrc i was reading this pros car had about 7 wired up to his esc no joke, why?
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:08 PM
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They protect/help the brake FETs in speed controls. Don't use them with reversible esc's though.
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I heard from a guy who told a guy that knows a friend of mine that told me that the more shotkkey (sp) diods you run, the better the breaking and you will actually have an increase in drive frequency. I run three normal sized ones wired together on the motor. I race off road stock and rarely use the brakes, but I do feel the increased frequency....it feels a little smoother....maybe its just me though.
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Originally posted by micros_rock
They protect/help the brake FETs in speed controls. Don't use them with reversible esc's though.
and for sure you gonna ruin/damage your diodes and the motor itself...if you use this esc with reverse...
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Originally posted by mafiaracers
I heard from a guy who told a guy that knows a friend of mine that told me that the more shotkkey (sp) diods you run, the better the breaking and you will actually have an increase in drive frequency. I run three normal sized ones wired together on the motor. I race off road stock and rarely use the brakes, but I do feel the increased frequency....it feels a little smoother....maybe its just me though.
Half real, half placebo effect?
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Originally posted by mafiaracers
I heard from a guy who told a guy that knows a friend of mine that told me that the more shotkkey (sp) diods you run, the better the breaking and you will actually have an increase in drive frequency. I run three normal sized ones wired together on the motor. I race off road stock and rarely use the brakes, but I do feel the increased frequency....it feels a little smoother....maybe its just me though.
From what I understand, ESC's frequency is preset or selectable and in no relation affected by any number of diode used.
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