ESC's and water


Old 01-16-2015, 06:42 PM
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I may be a little too pushy when pushing the envelope but I like to bash in any weather. What's the worse that can happen from getting my electronics wet? So far the only thing that happens is that my HPI Rage esc loses reverse sometimes when it gets covered with snow. My Castle Sidewinder SCT has remained unaffected, it gets splashed by water from hydroplaning sometimes and my Associated ESC's have also been unaffected. One thing I don't do is submerge them.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:38 PM
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Could fry a receiver or an esc. Been there before. I have seen a hobbywing 60a get wet and quit next dah it was fine. Wish my last sv2 would have been that lucky.
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A lot of "waterproof" electronic options out there and they are a huge improvement for splash protection. But I still would not push my luck with any of them.

However, If you want take the risk it is the best option you can run and in some cases you can waterproof what you have to some degree with liquid electrical tape.

Just remember it protection and not immunity.

Also worth noting, if you hit the damp/wet stuff much stock up on bearings. Water is rough on them but you can get some extra mileage keeping them clean with something like WD-40 and a drop of fresh bearing oil after a wet run... especially out at the hubs where the exposure is high.
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