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ESC and Motor Probem

Old 02-10-2013, 03:43 PM
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Hi. I am new to R/C, and I have a traxxas slash 2wd. Recently, I bought a new 2S LiPo. Because it was a Gens Ace LiPo, it didn't have traxxas connectors, and while the connectors were shipping, I made custom plugs.

The LiPo worked great, but I did something really stupid the second run. I connected the battery incorrectly to the esc for a fraction of a second. The plug was a bit brown, and there was a spark coming from the esc, and connection.

Then I made another mistake. I waited for 30 seconds, and tried connecting the battery correctly to the receiver. It worked for a minute, but the throttle was not proportional. Then, the ESC started smoking and my car was jerking around for 30 seconds, until I was able to disconnect the wire.

I replaced the ESC, and my car seemed to run fine for a little while. Then I pushed the throttle, I know the receiver gave the signal to the ESC, and the ESC received it, but my motor didn't work. It didn't work with reverse either.

Can anyone help me please? I have checked all the connections already.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:29 AM
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Did the battery take a full and preferably balanced, charge after the incident?
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:49 PM
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Problem's fine now. Just the stupid motor brushes were messed up. I got a new one.
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Time to look into brushless!!
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