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rc car general electroncis connection layout

Old 04-04-2016, 04:33 AM
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Default rc car general electronics connection layout

I know, this is a stupid beginner's question which would probably be answered in 10 seconds if I went to an RC club or competent shop. Neither is open and nearby though. So here goes:

- the battery connects to the ESC (which has the BEC onboard) through the fat wires (red and black),
- the motor connects to the ESC through other fat wires (yellow orange blue),
- the ESC connects to the RX ch2 through the tiny 3-wire plug, which apparently also powers the RX,
- the steering servo connects directly on the RX ch1.

Is this correct?

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:00 AM
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You got it!
Receiver Channels: 1 to turn (steering) , and 2 to burn (throttle)!
The only thing I can think to add: Watch the orientation of the plug's white, red, black wires that go into the receiver.

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Old 04-04-2016, 07:03 AM
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Sweet. Can I put LEDs on the CH3 header directly if I want headlamps on my truck?
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As long as you used some resistors in the path for current limiting. I'm gonna guess 22-33ohms. Here's a nifty calculator: http://home.cogeco.ca/~rpaisley4/LEDcalc.html
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Originally Posted by xlDooM
Sweet. Can I put LEDs on the CH3 header directly if I want headlamps on my truck?
I've not tried it, but I see a bunch of videos on YouTube where they plug LED lights into the receiver. I personally use a 9v battery mounted inside of body to power headlights/taillights. I wanted to be able to completely remove the body and not have to worry about disconnecting a plug from something on the chassis.
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Good point, the body does come off a lot. It was just a thought :-)

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