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New ESC for E-Revo

Old 04-10-2016, 12:59 PM
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I have a old E-Revo with the dual brushed. The ESC it has doesn't have a lipo cutoff so I can't use any of my batteries with it. I was thinking about using 2 Hobbywing 1080s to run each independently and threw a Y-connector to the receiver. This is for the fact that I don't have much money to do this. Is this a good idea? Should I just hook up each battery independently or solder together the battery wires? If so would I solder them together in series or parrallel? thanks
Old 04-10-2016, 02:38 PM
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It does not need LiPO cutoff to run LiPOs. Just buy a low voltage alarm and once it starts beeping, the battery is ready to be cut off. A cheap solution, not even $4.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8S-2in1-RC...IAAOSwv-NWWBh2
Old 04-10-2016, 07:57 PM
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Collector has obviously posted the cheapest option. But if you still want to switch to an esc with lipo cutoff the newer Traxxas EVX-2 has lipo cutoff.

I'm not familiar with the Hobbywing 1080 esc and Google wasnt much help in finding it. If you were to run 2 separate esc's they need to be capable of 14.8-16.8v because that's what the stock motors run on. The EVX esc makes a series connection inside the esc. So any replacement esc (whether it's one or two esc's) must be capable of the same voltage otherwise the truck is going to be a lot slower if the motors were running on half the voltage.
Old 04-11-2016, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by collector1231
It does not need LiPO cutoff to run LiPOs. Just buy a low voltage alarm and once it starts beeping, the battery is ready to be cut off. A cheap solution, not even $4.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8S-2in1-RC...IAAOSwv-NWWBh2
Thanks, now I've noticed the magnitude of my stupidity
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Originally Posted by CalebTheRCguy
Thanks, now I've noticed the magnitude of my stupidity
Its not stupidity! You're learning, and its best to learn than be stupid making those silly mistakes, lol.

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