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Old 06-12-2019, 05:09 PM
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I have been doing some research and it seem to be popular opinion that the new Tekin ESC in the most efficient.

1. How do we know this?
2. How does it compare to other ESC's such as Hobby wing? I cannot find an efficiency rating for hobby wing3
3. Does that translate into more speed? What will I see on the track?

I have been happy with my XR10 pro and I have the program box. Not really looking to upgrade, but in a blinky class could this be the extra edge any of us are looking for?

What I really mean is can this give me a little extra speed to make up for my poor driving?

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any little extra speed can never make up for poor driving skills. the new tekin esc being more efficient in power usage will give you more rpm from a 17.5 in a blinky class . because your voltage at the same time on the track will be slightly higher than a hw esc at the same time..
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I have been doing some research and it seem to be popular opinion that the new Tekin ESC in the most efficient.

1. How do we know this?
2. How does it compare to other ESC's such as Hobby wing? I cannot find an efficiency rating for hobby wing3
3. Does that translate into more speed? What will I see on the track?

I have been happy with my XR10 pro and I have the program box. Not really looking to upgrade, but in a blinky class could this be the extra edge any of us are looking for?

What I really mean is can this give me a little extra speed to make up for my poor driving?
for blinky i ran, hobbywing xr10 pro , and the hobbywing just stock same car same motor same gearing and track lap times were practically identical, unless you are racing mod class you will be fine with a just stock esc or the tekin spec gen2/3. concentrate on driving and look at your consistency over the 5/6 minute run
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Old 06-12-2019, 08:37 PM
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I suppose you are looking for the best esc and you want to measure something.
heat and size are important in some cases
If you are looking at premium products then differences in hardware get less and less
high end motor controls in robotics all have fairly equal hardware
Ive been doing motion control for awhile and everyonce in awhile some new tech comes out that has a mild impact temporarily
most of my customers make decisions based on
there comfort level in using the product
the software for configuring the product
past history of useage
commonality with other stuff they have
the availability of support
connectivity and and open architecture design
fault tolerance
the best products prove themselves by working without a hiccup and kind of disappear when looking at all the problems as a whole.
cost starts a conversation but almost never is the focus at the end
Data and software has created bonus features that only come from specific mfg specific product enhancements that urge you to by all the same mfg [products

resistance
efficency
pulse frequency
cooling
feature sets
ingress protection
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these last things should be similar from product to product if you are buying something reputable

dont beat yourself up if you miss a spec and your esc isnt the best thing out their. Get confident and familiar with something reputable and resist the urge to continuously look for greener grass. Its easier said than done however.






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Old 06-15-2019, 05:20 PM
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Thank you.

I do. Need a new esc contemplating the new hobbywing or dash esc

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Aside from functionality, important factors for esc choice are adjustability, user interface, tech support/customer service, and local support.

Tekin escs check all the boxes for me.
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I see most fast guys at the track mostly all run the hobbywing xr10 pro 160a esc.
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If the Tekin is noticable the best then all driverd would drive the Teken.
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if your gonna drive or buy the arromax esc id buy the tekin rsx pro for 30$ more.
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All other factors being equal. I've never seen one esc be noticeably faster than another. Ease of use and personal preference should be your deciding factors in choosing an esc.....motors and batteries, that's another story..lol
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I had the Xr10 80amp version. What advantages does the 160amp have for blinky?
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I had the Xr10 80amp version. What advantages does the 160amp have for blinky?
absolutely nothing i had both they both have the same software unless you are using blinky mod the 80amp version motor limit is 10.5
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absolutely nothing i had both they both have the same software unless you are using blinky mod the 80amp version motor limit is 10.5
People say that higher amp rated ESC's have more or better FET's resulting a lower resistance giving more power. I doubt this is can be noticed on the track.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
People say that higher amp rated ESC's have more or better FET's resulting a lower resistance giving more power. I doubt this is can be noticed on the track.
im sure there are racers that can noticed the resistance from .003 - .004 lol all i know i ran the same laps with both esc's
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