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Old 01-09-2011, 08:41 AM
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whats to hot for silver can?
how hot can you get any motor with out killing it?
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:37 PM
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With my Brushless motors, I personally don't allow them to get over 160 degrees.
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where on the motor do you take your temp reading?
pinion side, mid motor, wire connection side, outter can surface or closer to the center of the motor?
I put my finger temp gauge on the motor and the motor feels hotter mid motor.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:06 PM
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With my Brushless motors, I personally don't allow them to get over 160 degrees.
+1. 160 is what I shoot for. I would say most brushless motors are cooking at 180 and above.
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If it reaches 160 degrees you either have it boosted too much or your gear ratio is wrong. My motor temps don't usually get above 150 degrees if I'm pushing it pretty hard on the track.
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Originally Posted by ShaneK9 View Post
where on the motor do you take your temp reading?
pinion side, mid motor, wire connection side, outter can surface or closer to the center of the motor?
I put my finger temp gauge on the motor and the motor feels hotter mid motor.
Generally ones looks for the hottest spot to take the reading. You're worried about the maximum, if part of the motor is cooler, well that's cool.
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Well..Ive always been told if you cant hold your finger on it for more than 2/3 seconnds its to hot. Brushless or brushed. As far as I know 180+ the magnets are damaged and start to demagnitize.
If its so hot your questioning it, then its too hot.
I temp my motors rright in the middle of the can.
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honestly... its a silver can... if your racing you should have like 2 in your box at all times.. on the nicer brushless stuff you wanna take care of it and make it last so 160 is the high end of where I want my temps to be at. As for a sliver can, gear it high and let her fly! Run it till it won't go no more. On brushed motors I temp them just to see how hot I can get it without the solder melting
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