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Old 09-04-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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where do you guys temp your motors??
& do you gage your temps off the can or inside the can
& what temps are you looking for

i temp the can & looking for 160*

but should we really be temping the inside?? look for under 200*

i just was wondering about this
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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I usually measure the can, on the opposite side to the fan.
But I will also try to get a measurement through the vent holes periodically to make sure that the inside is no more than around 10degC hotter than the can.
This way I know I'm extracting a lot of heat.

If there's a large difference in temp, the heat is getting trapped inside and no matter how powerful the fan you use, it's still going to build up where you don't want it.

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I usually measure the can, on the opposite side to the fan.
But I will also try to get a measurement through the vent holes periodically to make sure that the inside is no more than around 10degC hotter than the can.
This way I know I'm extracting a lot of heat.

If there's a large difference in temp, the heat is getting trapped inside and no matter how powerful the fan you use, it's still going to build up where you don't want it.

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i wanna say my inside the can temps are like 10 to 15* hotter maybe even
20*...ill check tomorrow at practice
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:35 PM   #4
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Von, always temp opposite of the fan. I personally like a temp of 130ish degrees. But I will tolerate 160 as long as the motor does not fade. But temps can vary greatly by motor. For example it seems Revtec motors like to be ran warmer.
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Von, always temp opposite of the fan. I personally like a temp of 130ish degrees. But I will tolerate 160 as long as the motor does not fade. But temps can vary greatly by motor. For example it seems Revtec motors like to be ran warmer.
i guess my thinking was...imma start temping the inside da can & go by that temp to gear or time it
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each motor/car/setup will have it's unique hotspots
do be consistent where you measure per rule one
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