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Old 10-28-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rcboy1
Oh you mean item 9, timing. gotcha sorry. If it was overheating I'd go back to value 1 (zero timing) and see if it has enoough speed for you. If not just increase by one click until either the esc gets too hot or the speed is enough for you. The problem with running timing with a combo like this is 'sealed' can motors by design just dont handle high amounts of esc timing very well.
OK thats what I did seems to have cooled down
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:36 AM
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Hello,
Was told to post my issue here
I have purchased a Hobbywing 120a ver 2.0 from a member and I cannot get the ESC to calibrate to my controller.

I can enter the cal mode by holding the set switch next to the power switch.
Once the red LED starts to flash I release and press the set again. then leave the trigger in the neutral position.
the green LED flashes then I pull the trigger and press the set switch, then green LED flashes 2x
then I push the trigger forward, and the green LED flashes 3x.

several seconds later, the motor takes off at full speed.

I think I am following the instructions out of the manual correctly...
if not please let me know...
If I am, does anyone here see what I am doin wrong?


I started with the phases (A,B, and C) connected from ESC to motor accordingly... I then switched A and C.. retried the above and no joy

Motor started to smoke slightly...this cant be good


any ideas?

thanks

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are you running a sensorless or sensored motor?
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971
are you running a sensorless or sensored motor?
Sensored Speedpassion 13.5 competition...
worried that i am ruining it
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Originally Posted by fritzl65
Sensored Speedpassion 13.5 competition...
worried that i am ruining it
Never cross the wires on a censored motor!

Did you set your radio throttle to reverse?
After you enter the set mode dont push the button again until you are in neutral, when I read your sequence I think you said you pushed the button after it started blinking then you tried to set neutral.
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I can enter the cal mode by holding the set switch next to the power switch.
Once the red LED starts to flash I release and press the set again. then leave the trigger in the neutral position.
the green LED flashes then I pull the trigger and press the set switch, then green LED flashes 2x
then I push the trigger forward, and the green LED flashes 3x.
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Originally Posted by Slotmachine
Never cross the wires on a censored motor!

Did you set your radio throttle to reverse?
After you enter the set mode dont push the button again until you are in neutral, when I read your sequence I think you said you pushed the button after it started blinking then you tried to set neutral.
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Radio throttle in reverse and normal tried to set again ... full speed and no trigger effect after "completion" of cal routine

I dont push the button for neutral... green flashes almost immediately
I then pull trigger to full throttle, then push set
green LED 2x
then I push trigger forward to full reverse, then push set
green LED 3x

1-2 seconds then ESC and motor go to full on
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to be clear.
1) push the red button and turn it on. Motor should beep
2) with the trigger at neutral, push the red button. motor should beep.
3) full trigger pull, push the button. motor should beep.
4) full reverse, push the red button

After you do this, it goes full speed. Does your servo work at this point? If you hit full break, does it stop going or slow down? Also, make sure your epa and trims are zeroed out before you do all of this. What happens if you disconnect the sensor wire? I have seen issues liek this when the sensor board in the esc was bad. Once I unplugged the sensor wire, no issue.
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Originally Posted by fritzl65
Radio throttle in reverse and normal tried to set again ... full speed and no trigger effect after "completion" of cal routine

I dont push the button for neutral... green flashes almost immediately
I then pull trigger to full throttle, then push set
green LED 2x
then I push trigger forward to full reverse, then push set
green LED 3x

1-2 seconds then ESC and motor go to full on
Fritz.....I just called you and there was no answer.
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Originally Posted by fritzl65
Radio throttle in reverse and normal tried to set again ... full speed and no trigger effect after "completion" of cal routine

I dont push the button for neutral... green flashes almost immediately
I then pull trigger to full throttle, then push set
green LED 2x
then I push trigger forward to full reverse, then push set
green LED 3x

1-2 seconds then ESC and motor go to full on
Like Wildcat said you do need to push the button for each of the three sequences, ie neutral, throttle, and brake.

you have fried your motor if you crossed the wires unless you didnt have the sensor plugged in. Even so, it may still be cooked.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971
to be clear.
1) push the red button and turn it on. Motor should beep
2) with the trigger at neutral, push the red button. motor should beep.
3) full trigger pull, push the button. motor should beep.
4) full reverse, push the red button

After you do this, it goes full speed. Does your servo work at this point? If you hit full break, does it stop going or slow down? Also, make sure your epa and trims are zeroed out before you do all of this. What happens if you disconnect the sensor wire? I have seen issues liek this when the sensor board in the esc was bad. Once I unplugged the sensor wire, no issue.

Did just as you said.
also checked with sensor wire and without... same running full and no control full or reverse have no effect on motor neitherdoes neutral
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well, my 2 cents is a bad esc. I have no idea on your RC skill or if something else it at play. But calibration is pretty simple. You bought it used and I suspect its a lemon.
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Originally Posted by Wildcat1971
to be clear.
1) push the red button and turn it on. Motor should beep
2) with the trigger at neutral, push the red button. motor should beep.
3) full trigger pull, push the button. motor should beep.
4) full reverse, push the red button
Just to be absolutely clear, Step 1 should probably be "Make sure ESC is OFF". then "2) Push and hold red button whilst turning it on."

When I was reading your original post it sounded more like you already had the ESC on, and then entered programming mode to set the forward/reverse modes, rather than into the calibration mode.
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Some success
Motor seems to be alright phew!
I only have forward so i must have reset the esc to default

I have a programming card but it only shows all negative signs on the three LED displays

According to the manual i can program by the set switch. When i power up the esc holding the set switch the red LED flashes 14 times then red ad green several too fast for me to discern the pattern.

I am lead to believe that green should flash once and then i can release set switch entering into running mode.

This is where i am currently stuck

I had hoped that the program card would help
Thanks for reading and all help offered
I am looking forward to your suggestions
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Originally Posted by fritzl65
Some success
Motor seems to be alright phew!
I only have forward so i must have reset the esc to default
Sounds promising!

According to the manual i can program by the set switch. When i power up the esc holding the set switch the red LED flashes 14 times then red ad green several too fast for me to discern the pattern.
Can you hear any "beeps" (make sure motor is connected, as the motor is what makes the sound)? This is easier than watching the flashing LED.
A short beep = 1, A long beep = 5
So "7" is represented by a long beep, followed by two short ones.

Keep holding that red button for a long time until you hear those beeps start coming.
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Quick question...are the motor leads removable...as in are they just bullet connectors or are they soldered in place?
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