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Old 10-09-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm looking for a budget ESC and found this at www.rcmart.com

TP-M8 High Frequency Motor Speed Control (US$29.90)
Voltage: 4V-12V
Maximum Peak Current: 1200A
Maximum Continuous Current: 500A
Frequency: 1KC
Internal Resistence: 0.001
Size: 40 x 40 x 16 mm
Suggested motors: 9T, 10T, 11T or above

Wonder if anyone has used it before. Would like some feedback on the performance and reliability before buying it.

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Old 10-09-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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I have never seen that before, I think for $30 Its not going to handle low turn mod motors like it says. Its probally good for stock(27turn) racing. Also servicing it might be a problem here in the US. I would look to LRP, NOVAK, or GM for a good reasonably priced speedcontrol.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:51 AM   #3
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It might work for a stock motor, but as the old saying goes," you get what you pay for".

I'd be more inclined to buy a used esc like a C2, Tempest, 7.1, something along those lines which can be had for only $20 more.
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And besides, that thing is a monstrosity!!!
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:25 PM   #5
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I would question the reliability of this esc along with the fact that it's a relativly unknown brand and the manufactureres ability to provide service if it fails.

I have a couple of tekins for sale fairly cheap if you are looking for a good quality esc
one is the tekin speed star (this is a sport type esc) for $35 shipped
the other is a 420G2 competition esc for $45 shipped both are in excelent cond and Tekin esc's have been around for a while and can still be serviced.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:08 PM   #6
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I would question it for sure.

First its got tamiya plugs. 9T motor + tamiya plug? hm.... not sure its a good idea.

Secondly, it takes up to 12V, so 12V + 9T +tamiya plug? that sounds like a fire starter?

BUT, it doesn't sound like a scam either, its $30.... i would scam $300 for an esc if i was going to scam...

So I would say, go for it, try it out. Worse comes to worse, u lose $30. But if it works, u have something here equivalent to a ~$100 esc I'd say.

So tell us about this ESC if u are going to try it out.
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:31 PM   #7
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I wouldnt waste my $30 bucks I have even tried to see if TP has a web site to get more info on thier products and nothing. If you are looking for a new esc then for about 10 to 20 dollars more lrp has one for 45.90 and one for 49.90 and futaba has one for 35.90 i would just stick to brands that are known and have places to go for info such as a web site and so far there is not enough info available on the TP brand of esc's to convince me that they are in fact a reliable esc with a reliable source for info and service. I can say one thing LRP has an awsome service dept and they have stood behind thier stuff. And although Tekin has been around a while they are under new new ownership and I have heard nothing but great things about them.

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Old 10-09-2005, 04:38 PM   #8
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those have been selling on ebay for 4 years or so..there made by a company in canada... it is a speed control for bashing... It is also very big, and the power leads are very thin for its motor claims.. if your worried about price, try it,, if you dont have a set price as to what to spend, buy somthing better..
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so burbs can they handle a mod motor even for bashing?
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I would assume so, since i have seen it out for about 4 years, i have not seen anything bad posted about it.. i like to use the old saying,, you get what you pay for...
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Thanks for the advice. Think I will go for something better and more reliable.
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Ah, yes! We saved one racer from frustration! Do you have any idea about what kind of ESC you want? We might be able to throw a few pointers your way...
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Old 10-10-2005, 06:21 AM   #13
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Thanks, Josh. I'm looking at LRP IPC V7.1. I intend to use for off-road buggy.

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That's a good choice. It's definately one of LRP's higher end ESC's, so you shouldn't have any problems with it, and it really won't be outdated for some time... Good luck!
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you cant go wrong with LRP very good choice you wont regret it.
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