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Old 09-16-2016, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommygun1
Getting frustrated...

At some point recently, I apparently upgraded an SCT pro to V105_150408. That version will not allow me to disable heat protection! wtf. So the esc won't make a full main in 95 degree heat, they are absolutely fine with heat protection turned off, but it won't allow me to! I tried putting an old version in but of course it won't let me. Can someone tell me what I need to do?
The heat protection on HobbyWing systems is rated in Celsius. 95 degrees Celsius is approximately 203 degrees Fahrenheit, which is extremely hot. Are you able to touch the ESC after it shuts down?

You should be able to revert to any previous software version with the PC. What error is it giving you when you try doing so?
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:21 PM
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Thanks for the response flamingtire. Here is the error it gives.

My sct-pro's have been great for a few years with heat protection disabled. I just want to (be able to) go back to that.
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:07 AM
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Try going here to get an older version......
http://www.hobbywingdirect.com/pages/download
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 1/8 IC Fan
Thanks ,


But it's not an ESC from what I can gather, the WiFi box can be purchased separately from what I can tell, then you can plug it in and update it. Then unplug it. That is why I hope someone from Hobby wing USA will chime in. If your ESC came with these I think it's not meant to stay installed, as I believe the power port for the fan is the comms port for the WiFi Box.

Post some pics of your three with the WiFi box if you don't mind. Also what did your instructions say?
So, now my curiosity has been answered...
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Slotmachine
Try going here to get an older version......
http://www.hobbywingdirect.com/pages/download
Thanks but that is where I did go and how I got the message "current version cannot be updated" (to an older version).
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:16 PM
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I have 2 V3.1 stock spec escs. One in a VTA & 1 in USGT car. The one in the VTA acted like it was going into lipo shutdown today even though it said low voltage 7.1v. Turned of the low voltage turnoff. It seemed to run okay but motor and esc were getting hotter then normal. Now when I check the min voltage is 12.6v when I bench run it using a 2s battery. Checked my other one with same battery and it says min voltage 7.1v.
What could be causing the one to show such high voltage?


Edit: resoldered wires and changed sensor wire, that did not fix problem.

Update, reloaded software and it seems to be okay now.

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Old 09-18-2016, 08:56 PM
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Hello,
I've been running my SCT Pro 120 for the past year 1/2 in my Tekno 410.3 racing only and haven't had any issues at all. Today I TQ'd my local club race and went to turn it on and before the A Main and it wouldn't work.

Worked fine all day until the A Main.

I had power, steering was fine. But when I gave it throttle nothing happened at all.

When i pulled the trigger, both lights lit up Red.
Not sure what is going on. Not sure what caused it.

What does two red lights mean??
What can I do to fix it?
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Old 09-19-2016, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by RoyB
I have 2 V3.1 stock spec escs. One in a VTA & 1 in USGT car. The one in the VTA acted like it was going into lipo shutdown today even though it said low voltage 7.1v. Turned of the low voltage turnoff. It seemed to run okay but motor and esc were getting hotter then normal. Now when I check the min voltage is 12.6v when I bench run it using a 2s battery. Checked my other one with same battery and it says min voltage 7.1v.
What could be causing the one to show such high voltage?


Edit: resoldered wires and changed sensor wire, that did not fix problem.

Update, reloaded software and it seems to be okay now.
It defaults to a low of 12.6V from memory, and periodically samples the battery voltage. If the sampled battery voltage is less than the stored low voltage, it replaces the value. If your bench test was too short, or you powered off by unplugging the battery so the value wasn't stored properly, it'll read 12.6V. I noticed a similar thing a few weeks back when I was bench testing a similar LVC issue.
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Barillms
I had power, steering was fine. But when I gave it throttle nothing happened at all.
I had a similar thing happen and it ended up being a bad sensor wire. Worked fine the week before, kinda weird. Could be your issue, maybe not, worth a try though.
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Originally Posted by Tommygun1
Thanks but that is where I did go and how I got the message "current version cannot be updated" (to an older version).
Try opening the HW software on the PC and resetting your ESC to factory default settings. That may do the trick... I hope...
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Originally Posted by gigaplex
It defaults to a low of 12.6V from memory, and periodically samples the battery voltage. If the sampled battery voltage is less than the stored low voltage, it replaces the value. If your bench test was too short, or you powered off by unplugging the battery so the value wasn't stored properly, it'll read 12.6V. I noticed a similar thing a few weeks back when I was bench testing a similar LVC issue.
Do you think that this could cause esc and motor to run hotter?
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Old 09-19-2016, 02:43 PM
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Default Hobbywing Wifi Express module

My new one arrived about 3 weeks ago. I am using it with the 200amp ESC on my Gaui X7 heli.

The setup works ok to change ESC settings, but I have had no luck in getting the data records to work correctly. It returns data but fields are often not set (zero) or contain junk. So far Hobbywing support has not come up with any solutions.
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RoyB
Do you think that this could cause esc and motor to run hotter?
The logging glitch? No, that's just a logging issue that won't affect performance.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by noddy2
Good luck with hobbywing, I didnt even get 1 race in before problem ,and no help from them .very fragile esc with caps sticking out,good for indoors only !
Well I heard back from tech support after about a week of emailing. I was told to send my motor in and hope that the warranty "smiles" upon me. I am waiting to hear what the verdict is on my motor. I have heard so many good things about Hobbywing but my own experience has not been so good. A week ago my truggy motor had the front bearing blow out. Which left the outer ring of the bearing stuck inside the can. I tried heat then freezing in hopes of expansion and contraction would allow the outer ring of the bearing to come loose. No luck!! I am on my second week of waiting to hear from tech support as to what I should do. I have Hobbywing replacement bearings sitting in my tool box waiting to be installed. I wish I could get a little guidance from tech support. Or if anyone on here has had a similar problem, throw some suggestions my way as to how I can remove this d*mn outer bearing ring😡😡😡
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by RaceNBash412
Well I heard back from tech support after about a week of emailing. I was told to send my motor in and hope that the warranty "smiles" upon me. I am waiting to hear what the verdict is on my motor. I have heard so many good things about Hobbywing but my own experience has not been so good. A week ago my truggy motor had the front bearing blow out. Which left the outer ring of the bearing stuck inside the can. I tried heat then freezing in hopes of expansion and contraction would allow the outer ring of the bearing to come loose. No luck!! I am on my second week of waiting to hear from tech support as to what I should do. I have Hobbywing replacement bearings sitting in my tool box waiting to be installed. I wish I could get a little guidance from tech support. Or if anyone on here has had a similar problem, throw some suggestions my way as to how I can remove this d*mn outer bearing ring😡😡😡
Freezing isn't helping as it only makes it a tighter squeeze on the bearing race.

Put it in the oven @ 300F or blast it with a heat gun to expand the aluminum and the steel race will drop right out (or can be pushed out easily).
Sometimes I have seen a slip fit retaining compound used on the bearings, it will break down with heat also.
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