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Cheap ESC in $50 yard sale Villain IV


Old 06-21-2018, 09:40 AM
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Default Cheap ESC in $50 yard sale Villain IV

Hello all,

I recently got a pretty cool yard sale find on a Villain IV for $50. It's in really good shape and looks to be all the original gear. It has the orange ESC with the 2 large heat sinks. No optional water cooling in this one. I was wondering if I got an inexpensive dual motor ESC from Amazon if it would allow me to run 2 higher capacity batteries than the original ESC. I have 2 batts that are 3000mAh. I understand when this model came out batts were only up to about 1500mAh so running 2 of this type might eventually overheat the old ESC. I also know I can run just one batt at a time but, was really hoping to run the 2 for maximum time.

The ESC I'm looking at is only $12.99 with free shipping! I'm trying to keep this project as cheap as possible. I'm not allowed to post links yet but, if you search Amazon for

Alloet 320A 7.2V-16V High Voltage Version Waterproof ESC Brushed Electric Speed

that's the one I'm looking at.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:03 AM
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The linked ESC https://www.amazon.com/Alloet-7-2V-1.../dp/B074V5BNM7 is basically two ESCs sharing a single control input so the two motors act as one and a single battery connection so the single battery needs to be capable of supplying both motors. A more modern ESC is likely to have vastly better output transistors and be more efficient, generating a lot less heat.
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