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Old 08-30-2004, 04:08 AM   #1
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Do I need a schotty diode on a johnson 540 motor.
Using a Novac TC 2 , 3300 GP Nmih

Ued one when I run this with a mod, but wonderind if I need one for a 540

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i would use one just to be safe because i've fried ECS's with stock motors with no diodes it's always good to be on the safe side
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whats thier purpose though? arent they only for forward only esc's i plan to get the novak fusion esc and a low turn motor and i'm wondering if i dont use one could i be putting my esc in a possition to be fried?
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Do I need a schotty diode on a johnson 540 motor.
Using a Novac TC 2 , 3300 GP Nmih

Ued one when I run this with a mod, but wonderind if I need one for a 540

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Yes, I would run one with that ESC. The schotty helps prevent unwanted interference and will help in smoothing out the throttle response.
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whats thier purpose though? arent they only for forward only esc's i plan to get the novak fusion esc and a low turn motor and i'm wondering if i dont use one could i be putting my esc in a possition to be fried?
if my mind serves me right, it is for forward mode esc. It's somekind of reverse voltage protection to the ESC not so much for the motor especially during braking.
Those novaks should have at least one diode on their forward only esc.
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Personally I think 540 Johnson doesn't need any schottky unless the ESC need to be protected; also because the motor does not draw (or generate-in braking) much amps that is as much as mod. Just my thinking
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does the novak exs esc some with a diode? whats are the chances that i will fri my esc if i dont solder one on my motor
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Thanks guys, the novac tc2 is forward only, and quite expensive , so i'll go the safe option and install the schotty on the 540.

Just thought being 540 may not have needed one.
I've always used one when running stock and 10x2

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