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Old 02-15-2012, 03:01 PM
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Just bought a NIB Hpi Savage xs Flux. I put an 11.1 2200 mah 3S 30C Lipo Battery in it and ran it around the yard for about a minute and the ESC Burned up!! Just a big stinky hot white cloud of smoke and the battery was extremely hot. Any ideas on why this may have happened? I checked the manual and towerhobbies specs and i saw no reason why i couldnt run these batts in it. Please help if you can it would be much appreciated.

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Old 02-15-2012, 03:19 PM
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Just bought a NIB Hpi Savage xs Flux. I put an 11.1 2200 mah 3S 30C Lipo Battery in it and ran it around the yard for about a minute and the ESC Burned up!! Just a big stinky hot white cloud of smoke and the battery was extremely hot. Any ideas on why this may have happened? I checked the manual and towerhobbies specs and i saw no reason why i couldnt run these batts in it. Please help if you can it would be much appreciated.

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Yep, you ran it on 3s in the grass. I personally would get a battery with a "MAH" of at least 5000. Also call HPI and they will replace it for you.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:22 PM
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Default RE: Hpi Savage xs Flux Esc burned up?

Also there is a thread in the mini rc section all about the Savage XS.. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_10681583/tm.htm
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:02 PM
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Yeah thats exactly what i did. I didnt think the Mah mattered? Other that the capacity and how long you can run it.. I will call them for sure and hopefully they will replace it. Was i wrong using this battery? Everything i read told me that it was ok..Thanks for the reply also.
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It is better to use 2s for bashing and 3s for pavement speed runs also you need to adjust your gearing for 3s.
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It seems like the ESC should hold up whether your on grass or pavement if you ask me. Regardless of 2S or 3S It seems the ESC cant handle the amperage a 3S puts out. I would prefer to be able to do Grass and pavement as my driveway is 200 ft long. Seems as if they designed a bad ESC IMO. Is the replacement they send any better??
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It seems like the ESC should hold up whether your on grass or pavement if you ask me. Regardless of 2S or 3S It seems the ESC cant handle the amperage a 3S puts out. I would prefer to be able to do Grass and pavement as my driveway is 200 ft long. Seems as if they designed a bad ESC IMO. Is the replacement they send any better??
You would think it would but the ESC going up in smoke is a come problem with running 3s and sometimes even on 2s it goes puff... I am not sure about the replacement. My son and I both have first generation (we got them the week they were released) XS's and haven't had any issues with our ESC's.
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Ok thanks for the info.
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Iown one havent had any esc problems (yet). Iwould really go with a higher c rating also Irun 40c and 50c, never ran a 3s either just because Iwas afraid that would happen. Call HPIthey will replace it for you. They gave great customer service.
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