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Castle esc blinking red

Old 06-26-2011, 08:13 AM
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Default Castle esc blinking red

My esc was blinking red the other day and I can't remember what that means, so here I am asking you guys. Blinking red on a castle sidewinder esc.
Old 06-26-2011, 08:30 AM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

Not sure if this helps...don't see any explanation for blinking only red...but here ya go

http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...max.html#max13
Old 06-26-2011, 09:05 AM
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Means it is mad.....[&:]
Old 06-26-2011, 04:31 PM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

It hit thermal shutdown. Your ESC got hot.
Old 06-26-2011, 09:16 PM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

a way to cure that is to put a motor fan that cons to rx and ziptie to esc or throw it away and buy an mamba max pro, or novak esc wt fan
Old 06-27-2011, 08:15 AM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

Fans are a band aid for poor setup.
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

In some case's perhaps, but not always.
Old 06-27-2011, 01:43 PM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

Thing being it wasn't very hot out and I only ran for maybe 5 minutes and this hasn't happened before. Any ideas what could of caused the overheating? Or the crappy stuttering performance?
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

you're hitting the LVC, your batt isn't strong enough to stay over it under load, which explains the stuttering and the LVC being tripped, you can deacivate your LVC, but you probally won't do much to fix the stuttering (more commenly known as cogging) w/o a better battery.... which would probally be a lipo which means you're going to want your LVC on...

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:41 PM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

either u r gearing it to high or c rating on battery is too low thats what happened to mine i have castle esc as well. the crappy studdering means you probably need a firmware update or somethings wrong with your radio
i learned this the hard way
Old 06-28-2011, 06:09 PM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

There is nothing wrong with my battery and it wasn't hitting LVC. LVC is not blinking red light, pretty sure TBJ is right with the thermal which would make sense if something is shorting or anything like that causing it to heat up for some reason, most likely the same issue that was causing the motor issue. It wasn't cogging because there was just a delayed resposnse to the throttle or a pause in the throttle while it was already driving.
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

Gearing. Always gearing.
Old 07-01-2011, 09:16 AM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

Gearing is fine, I've done a ton of experimenting with my gearing to finally get the proper set up. 14/56 32p
Old 07-02-2011, 11:49 PM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

When LVC kicks in it's a flashing green light not red
Old 07-04-2011, 06:34 AM
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Default RE: Castle esc blinking red

Your throttle trim needs to be moved to forward a little to get too neutral .
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red blinking red light can either be a low voltage going to your ESC,or it could also mean a bad connection, this was the case with me, so check your futaba J connector, sometimes when we keep taking in and out from the receiver the connection becomes week, so you can snip off the wire and use shirnk tubing to connect a new lead.
hope this helps someone

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