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Old 02-03-2002, 03:18 AM
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Hi all.
Here is situation.

My ESC's Esc-To-Battery wires are soldered in, and are 14AWG. The Esc-To-Motor has connectors for me to solder and right now I'm using 14AWG.

However I'm thinking any point using 12AWG betwee the motor and esc? Since IMHO the maximum current would be limited by the batteries' wire anyway, so no matter what the max current will be passed on to the motor. So would 12AWG help

Appreciate any thoughts on this.

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Old 02-18-2002, 09:19 AM
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Resistance is the total of "all" resistance. So, battery to ESC + ESC to Motor = Total resistance. You increase current by decreasing resistance at any point.

I find most people don't know how to solder properly and this is the cause of the most resistance.

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Old 02-28-2002, 07:44 PM
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if i remember right 12 awg helps because it can carry more current
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