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Traxxas rustler esc

Old 05-15-2020, 09:49 AM
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So we got a rustler the 2x4 with xl5 esc. It only has two days running on it and the esc will lose all power after i turn it on and hit a function on the remote. Iíve talked with the Traxxas support and they are sure itís an esc malfunction. My question is Iím wondering if I should send it in under warranty and fix it or maybe start shopping for an upgraded one? It does work after I mess with it for awhile and am going to be upgrading over time anyway so was just wanting to get peoples thoughts on what would be a good upgrade if I go that route and put the shipping money towards that? I have a track I built my self but will not be racing competition just bashing and running around the house.
Old 05-15-2020, 02:53 PM
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When you turn the ESC on, is there a solid Red LED light on?
Old 05-15-2020, 02:59 PM
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No it is green in the LiPo mode. And as some as any command is given it shuts off and all lights turn off.
Old 05-15-2020, 04:25 PM
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Try turning lipo mode off and give it a test .
If it works ok , I would suspect the battery or charger .
Did you see 8.4V on the charger ?
Can you get hold of a multi meter / volt meter to check the battery is charged ?
Old 05-15-2020, 06:36 PM
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Yes batteryís have 8.4v they are also only 2 days old.
Old 05-16-2020, 07:16 AM
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My main question is what are some good aftermarket ESCs? If Iím going to pay $25 in shipping and handling to have some one fix it would I be better off just putting that money towards a better model.

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