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zippycal 01-14-2008 12:12 PM

Blinking red light on esc
 
Ok here goes, my second time out with the truck (electric volcano), it stops after about 1 minute of runtime. Steering still works. Pop the body off and see a blinking redlight light on the esc. I have not installed any of my new parts yet so this thing is totally stock. How do I go about diagnosing the blinking red light and figuring out why it won't move anymore ? I searched the forums for blinking light on esc and did not find anything, so forgive me if I am asking something that has been asked a million times.

Thanks guys,
chris

Chubbysdad 01-14-2008 07:28 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
either the esc or the motor took a dump. Just unplug the motor, and plug the red and the black from the motor directly to the battery plug and if the motor spins, then the esc is shot..

zippycal 01-14-2008 07:37 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
Awesome thanks !!

Hopefully it's the motor, I have a motor I was waiting to put in anyway. I was just waiting to get the new battery packs I ordered.

Thanks again !

chris

zippycal 01-14-2008 07:50 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
If it's the esc would this be something that would be warrantied ? I have only had the truck for less than a week and this was it's second run.

If it is a warranty issue, who do I contact ?

Thanks !
chris

Chubbysdad 01-14-2008 08:08 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
if the esc is bad. let me know and I will warranty it and mail you a replacement no problem.

zippycal 01-14-2008 08:20 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
OK awesome, I will test and let you know in a little bit.

chris

zippycal 01-14-2008 08:46 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
Ok I tested it like you said and sure enough the motor is OK. Do you want me to PM you my info ?

Thanks,
chris

Chubbysdad 01-14-2008 08:50 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
sure and Iwill get a replacement sent out tomorrow . (not sure who you bought it from dealer wise but I am here to help redcat out) If you dont mind, send me your contact info and mailing adress to Clermonthobby@embarqmail.com

zippycal 01-14-2008 09:04 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
I have e-mailed you my info and let me say I really appreciate you helping me out.

chris

Chubbysdad 01-14-2008 09:07 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
no problem.. glad I could help out and it helps redcat out also.

teahea 01-12-2012 06:22 PM

RE: Blinking red light on esc
 
This has happened to mine also i was wondering if i could get a spare part somehow and what would it be? I only ran it for about 5 minites befor it did this

davidgemme72@gmail.com 12-27-2013 01:03 PM

Red light blinking on my brand new red Cat volcano . . . is that normal?
 
HI Chris,

I got my son a redcat volcano for christmas, we used it for about a half hour, and it wont run for any longer than 12-15 seconds now. What can we do? Shall i take the steps above? Do you think i should return it?


chris[/QUOTE]

nitrosportsandrunner 12-27-2013 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidgemme72@gmail.com (Post 11694470)
HI Chris,

I got my son a redcat volcano for christmas, we used it for about a half hour, and it wont run for any longer than 12-15 seconds now. What can we do? Shall i take the steps above? Do you think i should return it?




chris

[/QUOTE]
did you get the EPX, or the EPX PRO version?
What does the light on the speed control do when it stops working?
Do you have another battery to try using?

Topbanana3890 02-25-2016 06:28 PM

I think I may be having a issue with my esc on my caldera 10e as well. Never had any issues till now and ive had it for nearly a month and done about 15 runs with it. Was in the middle of driving it today and it just quit going forward and wont turn either. When I turn on the esc I get the green led with a beep beep and then it constantly flashes with no power going to the motor or servo. But the esc fan will run. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

oilking 03-12-2016 11:39 AM

Hello, I am new as well and just bought a Redcat Racing Volcano EPX Pro 1/10th 4WD Electric Power R/C Off Road Truck I followed the directions and got it up and running. While driving, it took a bump on the front bumper and stopped working. The only thing that works is the steering, right turn, left turn. When I push the lever forward, the red light is on and is blinking. When I push the lever back, the light is on, blinking, and a continuous siren is sounding. this is only about 10 minutes of run time if that. Is this the same problem?


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