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Smiff 24 12-01-2010 02:01 PM

Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Whats up with traxxas site, cant find an online (pdf) of the xl-5 manual.
Anyway im trying to program my esc and everything works except "no brakes".[:@]
Ive been going from runnin foward, to pumping the trigger twice (which kicks in reverse)
this will eventually strip gears! Is my esc shot or maby not programing correct?
My xl-5 is the blue waterproof.

SyCo_VeNoM 12-01-2010 02:43 PM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Here a copy of the instructions I found ages ago
I would try recalibrating it 1st.
(btw read after I posted the instructions if you pump reverse 2X that will trigger reverse, push it once for brake)


New XL-5 ESC Features

15-turn motor limit for 540 size motors
12-turn motor limit for 550 size motors
Fully-proportional forward, reverse, and braking control
Programmable with four drive profiles:
Sport Mode – Fwd / Brake / Rev
Race Mode – Fwd / Brake
Training Mode – 50% Fwd / Brake / 50% Rev
100% Fwd, 25% Rev, No Brakes
EZ-Set™ push-button setup
Multi-color LED
Thermal shutdown protection
Efficient, low-loss MOSFET design
High-capacity heat sink
Smooth, high-frequency operation


XL-5 SPECIFICATIONS
Input voltage: 4-8 Cells (4.8 to 9.6 Volts DC)
Case Size: 1.23"W x 2.18"D x 0.61" H
Weight: 2.44 Ounce
Motor Limit: 15-turns* (540 Size)
12-turns* (550 Size)
On Resistance Forward: 0.007 Ohms
On Resistance Reverse: 0.014 Ohms
Peak Current - Forward: 100A
Peak Current - Reverse: 60A
Braking Current: 60A
Continuous Current: 14A
BEC Voltage: 6.0 VDC
BEC Current: 1A
Power Wire: 14 Gauge / 5"
Input Harness Wire: 26 Gauge / 9"
Transistor Type: MOSFET
PWM Frequency: 1600 Hz
Thermal Protection: Thermal shutdown
Profile selection: Profile 1: Sport Mode:
100% fwd, 100% brakes, 100% rev

Profile 2: Race Mode:
100% fwd, 100% brakes, no rev.

Profile 3: Patent Pending Training Mode™:
50% fwd, 100% brakes, 50% rev.

Profile 4:
100% fwd, 25% rev, no brakes
Single-button setup: Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set™



XL-5 electronic speed controls are factory set and should not require
any adjustments. These instructions are provided for your reference.
Precautions
• Motor Limit: The XL-5 has a 15-turn modified motor limit for 540 size
motors and a 12-turn modified motor limit for 550 size motors when the
motor is properly geared. If the motor or speed control is overheating,
try a smaller pinion gear. Do not attempt to use a more powerful motor
(fewer turns) than the above mentioned motor limits or you could
experience frequent thermal shutdown.
• Insulate the Wires: Always insulate exposed wiring with heat shrink
tubing to prevent short circuits.
• Water and Electronics Do Not Mix: Do not operate the model in or around
water. Never allow water, moisture, or other foreign materials to get
inside the speed control.
• Disconnect the Batteries: Always disconnect the battery pack from the
speed control when not in use.
• Transmitter on First: Switch on your transmitter first before switching on
the speed control to prevent runaways and erratic performance.
• Don’t Get Burned: The transistor tabs and the heat sinks can get
extremely hot, so be careful not to touch them until they cool. Supply
adequate airflow for cooling.
• Always Use Heat Sinks: Three heat sinks are factory-installed on the speed
control and must be used for maximum cooling and performance.
• 4 to 8-Cells Only: The XL-5 can only accept a maximum input voltage of
9.6 volts. Always adhere to the minimum and maximum limitations of the
XL-5 as stated in the specifications table.
• Use Stock Connectors: If you decide to change the battery or motor
connectors, only change one battery or motor connector at a time. This
will prevent accidentally mis-wiring the speed control. If the XL-5 is not
wired exactly as shown in the diagram, it can be damaged! Please note
that modified speed controls can be subject to a rewiring fee when
returned for service.
• Use Neutrally Timed Motors: For reverse use, the motors must have
0° timing. Modified motors (with adjustable end bells) timed to 0° or
Johnson/ Mabuchi (closed end bell) motors are recommended. Using
motors with other than 0° timing will draw excess current in reverse, and
can result in the speed control overheating and premature motor wear.
• No Reverse Voltage: The speed control is not protected against reverse
polarity voltage. When changing the battery and/or motor, be sure to
install the same type of connectors to avoid reverse polarity damage
to the speed control. Removing the battery connectors on the speed
control or using the same-gender connectors on the speed control will
void the product’s warranty.
• Motor Capacitors Required: Ceramic capacitors should be properly
installed on every motor to prevent radio interference.
• Do Not Let the Transistor Tabs Touch: Never allow the three separate
transistor banks to touch each other or any exposed metal. This will create
a short circuit and damage the speed control.
• No Schottky Diodes: External schottky diodes are not compatible with
reversing speed controls. Using a schottky diode with the XL-5 will
damage the ESC and void the 30-day warranty
Transmitter Adjustments for the XL-5 ESC
Before attempting to program your XL-5 ESC, it is important to make sure
that your transmitter is properly adjusted (set back to the factory defaults).
Otherwise, you may not get the best performance from your speed control.
The transmitter should be adjusted as follows:
1. Set the throttle neutral switch to the 50/50 setting.
2. Set the throttle trim to the middle “0” setting. This adjusts the
neutral position.
3. Set the Channel 2 servo reversing switch to the left position.
4. Do not change the position of any of the servo reversing switches after
programming the XL-5 ESC.
XL-5 Setup Programming
Read through all of the programming steps before you begin. If you get
lost during programming or receive unexpected results, simply unplug the
battery, wait a few seconds, plug the battery back in, and start over. The
default profile is Profile #1, 100% forward, 100% brakes, 100% reverse. You
can change the profile later after setup is complete.
1. Disconnect one of the motor wires between the XL-5 and
the motor. This is a precaution to prevent runaway when
the speed control is turned on before it is programmed.
The motor does not run during the programming sequence.
2. Connect a fully charged battery pack to the XL-5.
3. Turn on the transmitter (with the throttle
at neutral).
4. Press and hold the ESC set button (A).
The LED will first turn green and then
red. Once the LED turns red, immediately
release the set button. The red LED will
turn off after one and a half seconds.
5. Next, the LED will blink RED ONCE. Pull
the throttle trigger to the full throttle
position and hold it there (B).
6. After two seconds, the LED will blink RED
TWICE. Push the throttle trigger to the full
reverse/brake position and hold it there (C).
7. Finally, the LED will turn solid GREEN, indicating the
programming sequence is complete. The LED continuously
shines green indicating the XL-5 is on and at neutral (D).

01-09-2007, 10:18 AM
Selecting Profile #1 (100% Forward, 100% Brakes, 100% Reverse):
1. With the ESC off and the battery
plugged in, turn on the transmitter
with the throttle at neutral.
2. Press and hold the set button. The
LED will turn green, then change
to red and then turn off. Continue
holding the set button (A).
3. When the LED blinks red ONCE (B),
release the set button (C).
4. The LED will turn solid GREEN
(D), indicating the profile
programming is complete.


Selecting Profile #2 (100% Forward, 100% Brakes, No Reverse):
1. With the ESC off and the battery
plugged in, turn on the transmitter
with the throttle at neutral.
2. Press and hold the set button. The
LED will turn green, then change
to red and then turn off. Continue
holding the set button (A).
3. When the LED blinks red TWICE (B),
release the set button (C).
4. The LED will turn solid GREEN
(D), indicating the profile
programming is complete.


Selecting Profile #3* (50% Forward, 100% Brakes, 50% Reverse):
This profile is provided to reduce the
power output allowing beginning
drivers to better control the model. As
driving skills improve, simply change to
profile #1 or #2 for full-power operation.
1. With the ESC off and the battery
plugged in, turn on the transmitter
with the throttle at neutral.
2. Press and hold the set button. The
LED will turn green, then change
to red and then turn off. Continue
holding the set button (A).
3. When the LED blinks red THREE times (B), release the set button (C).
4. The LED will turn solid GREEN (D), indicating the profile programming
is complete.

Smiff 24 12-01-2010 02:47 PM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Thanks a ton SyCo VeNoM, ill give it a shot and get back later !


P.S.
(btw read after I posted the instructions if you pump reverse 2X that will trigger reverse, push it once for brake)
when I push once theres no brakes, Ill try to re program.


SyCo_VeNoM 12-01-2010 02:57 PM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: Smiff 24

Thanks a ton SyCo VeNoM, ill give it a shot and get back later !


P.S.
(btw read after I posted the instructions if you pump reverse 2X that will trigger reverse, push it once for brake)
when I push once theres no brakes, Ill try to re program.


hmm you could also be in profile 4 it seems (fwd, and rev no brake)which I don't got the info on.

Smiff 24 12-02-2010 06:33 AM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Ok finally got it !
It must have been in the no brake mode (dont know why you wouldnt want brakes)
after reading instructions I ran each profile, they all worked as described.
Thanks again SyCo_VeNoM
Like Bill Murry in scrooged...I GET IT NOW !!

Redvanmafia 12-02-2010 11:45 AM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Finally?, lol sounds good get out there and rip it

LewAshby 12-02-2010 12:02 PM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Manual: http://site.nitro-toyz.com/mfr-manua...2405manual.pdf

Smiff 24 12-02-2010 02:20 PM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
Thanks Chuck, the link is now saved on my computer for future refrence!
Is it me or has Traxxas taken all their manuals off their web site ?

SyCo_VeNoM 12-02-2010 02:38 PM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 

Quote:

ORIGINAL: Smiff 24

Thanks Chuck, the link is now saved on my computer for future refrence!
Is it me or has Traxxas taken all their manuals off their web site ?
who knows I dislike traxxas site in all honesty.

When I needed to recalibrate my nephews XL-5 it took me like 2 hours to find the instructions that I pasted, which I found on another forum.

Smiff 24 12-03-2010 04:53 AM

RE: Traxxas xl-5 ESC manual & programing
 
I used to visit their site pretty regular because I have several traxxas vehicles.
I never joined there forums thou,
Now they dont have Jack Squat!!


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