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Old 09-12-2004, 10:25 AM
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Im kinda new to electric & I was wondering what the temperature of your electric motor should be after a 5min run with a 19t motor. I live in FL if that makes a difference. Also, where should I check the temp at? Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2004, 10:33 AM
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well i heard up to 150 give or take 10 degrees. You should check it right after you get off your track. I might be wrong about the degrees, but i know it shouldnt exceed 200 degrees.

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Well....some motors just run hot....

Gear for your fastest lap times making sure you get no fade near the end of the run....then assuming you don't care about additional maintainence or possibly burning it up.....you do, adjust your gearing accordingly.

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Just gear the car for the fastest lap times. If you drive cleanly then you wont have a problem but if you start hitting boards, You will be fading at the end.
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Alright thanks for your help. I was just wondering because I just got a temp gun for super cheap & I'd figure I'd put it to some use.
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I usually run my trinity C2 at 160 .. they dont fade and run strong throught my runs.. also make sure you maintain your motors...
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I run the Axiom C2 motor, is the temp gonna be the same for a stock motor as well? I take very good care of all my stuff. Cut the arm everyother run, brushes replaced as needed.
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The easiest way to keep your motor from overheating while running is to freeze it. Take a cooler to the track and put your motors in bags and fill it up with ice. This helps with the fading at the end of the race and you can hit a few boards without worrying.
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dont be like me, not cut the comm forever then put it on the track and run it. My motor was basically on fire running at 280 degrees.

I touched it.
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Originally posted by Nrctc3
I run the Axiom C2 motor, is the temp gonna be the same for a stock motor as well? I take very good care of all my stuff. Cut the arm everyother run, brushes replaced as needed.
I have ran stock motors about the same .. some alittle hotter ,some just ran cooler ..just keep an eye on them and gear accordingly...
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my phantom runs at about 154 give or take 5 degrees, but what about the esc and batteries? my esc gets to about 114 give or take some, and my batteries get to about the same also.
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I just been checking random things on my car with my temp gun. And when my batteries are done charging they're around 105*. Just incase anyone ever wanted to know lol
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Personally, I rarely check the motor temp with a heat gun. As EddieO said, some motors will naturally run hot, and 60% of the temperature depends on the driver IMO. I have seen motors come off the track really cool, and then someone else drives the same motor in the same car, semper idem, and it is burning hot and they had slower laps. That depends on how smooth your trigger finger is. As long as you dont fade in the end of the run, you should be dialed.

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Old 09-17-2004, 01:06 PM
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I try not to run my motors at over 150 degrees can temp. In my 1/12th scale I have a hard time getting the temp over 130 even if I am trying to cook them.

If you batteries are only 105 they probably aren't fully charged. My batteries peak around 120 degrees.
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One of my packs false peaked and started venting the other day. I took a temp reading of 304. Do you think that is too hot and might damage them in the long run?
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