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kiter73 01-12-2013 12:46 PM

need help with ESC on earthquake
 
Hello!My son was playing with the earthquake for about 5 minutes and he came back it stopped.The esc seems to turn on but no fan spinning .Plugged un the programing card the 2 in one with display on it and nothing red light comes on for 8 sec and green flashes twice nad that is it.No voltage coming out on the connector what goes to the box.I have just plugged in to the pc with the card and i can change the settings.Please let me know what could be the problem.Thanks!!

nitrosportsandrunner 01-12-2013 01:49 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 

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ORIGINAL: kiter73

Hello!My son was playing with the earthquake for about 5 minutes and he came back it stopped.The esc seems to turn on but no fan spinning .Plugged un the programing card the 2 in one with display on it and nothing red light comes on for 8 sec and green flashes twice nad that is it.No voltage coming out on the connector what goes to the box.I have just plugged in to the pc with the card and i can change the settings.Please let me know what could be the problem.Thanks!!

with it all plugged in, do you still have steering?
The fact that the programing card will no longer function is not a good sign.
Is the reciever wire good, no damage/knicks or anything?

kiter73 01-12-2013 02:22 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
no steering no fans ,like i said no volt coming out of the wires ,i do not smell burn on esc .I turn on beeps 3 times with green flash and that is it .

nitrosportsandrunner 01-12-2013 03:18 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 

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no steering no fans ,like i said no volt coming out of the wires ,i do not smell burn on esc .I turn on beeps 3 times with green flash and that is it .

turn it on, and see if the LED on the reciever is lit up.

kiter73 01-12-2013 06:58 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
no receiver light.

nitrosportsandrunner 01-13-2013 10:54 AM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 

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no receiver light.

follow the binding process shown here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXwhQ...layer_embedded

kiter73 01-13-2013 11:19 AM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
The fan is not runnig either on the esc.Checked the volt on the plug what goes in the receiver but 0 volt.

nitrosportsandrunner 01-13-2013 01:14 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 

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The fan is not runnig either on the esc.Checked the volt on the plug what goes in the receiver but 0 volt.
I couldnt remember if that fan was on all the time, of if it only came on when needed.

did you try rebinding the radio to the reciever? It is probly the ESC, but rebinding will rule out the radio/rx for sure.

kiter73 01-13-2013 02:08 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
Esc suply the receiver with power.No power in that wire goes in receiver so can not bind.

nitrosportsandrunner 01-13-2013 02:11 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 

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Esc suply the receiver with power.No power in that wire goes in receiver so can not bind.
I gotcha. I usually use a 2s lipo pack I have that has a rx plug on it.

I assume you have looked over the esc wire good? No visable damage to it that would prevent power to the rx?

kiter73 01-13-2013 03:01 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
have gone mad with it so i have soldered it apart and the heat damaged it,such a poor quality board they build these .Wonder how these esc can handle so much power with that cheap board they build it.Pc motherboards can handle more than this one .For the second try i burned the board.

nitrosportsandrunner 01-13-2013 03:44 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
Ive never taken one apart, but plenty of people run these ESC's in 1/8 models on 4s. Some run them in trucks heavier than the earthquake.
I think its more of an issue of quality control.
LMK if you plan to replace the ESC, or if you wanna get rid of the truck.

kiter73 01-13-2013 04:00 PM

RE: need help with ESC on earthquake
 
Well, i need esc !


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