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Old 12-17-2006, 03:23 PM
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If it was recommended to use a 40 amp ESC would there be any repercussions if I used a 45 amp ESC. I already have a 45 amp ESC that is just sitting there waiting to be used. Thanks for your help!!!!
Old 12-17-2006, 05:06 PM
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Hi,
If a 40A ESC is recommended, then a 45A would be HIGHLY recommended[8D], as an ESC should always be chosen to provide a bit of headroom as to it's capacity, the only penalty in using an ESC that is much larger than needed is weight considerations, in your scenario that is not a problem
Like many things in life "bigger is better" within reason ESCs definitly are in that category, too small an ESC is a recipe for creating "smoke"
When I was a kid we spent a lot of time on Kings Cove off Lake Hopatcong, right across from Bertrands Island, long time ago though, Essex County native here
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:48 PM
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Hey Pete! Thanks for the info. I assumed it would be okay, but you know what happens when you do that.... It's funny you mention Bertrand Island; we just moved to Landing 2 months ago and just took a drive this weekend and discovered... Bertrand Island. It's all built up now with small homes and condos. Thanks again, Pat

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