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1 cell lipoly esc help??????

Old 01-26-2012, 10:06 AM
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Default 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

I just picked up some used pan cars to get started in racing and I want to know is there anyway to run a 1cell lipoly on an old esc can you run power with say a small 4cell for the electronics and 1cell for the motor may be a dumb question but i had to ask before I spend 100 bucks for a 1cell esc Thanks for any help.
Old 01-26-2012, 11:59 AM
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

Yep - just plug a rx battery (rechargeable or the old skool 4 AA pk) and pulg it into the the BATT port on the rx. Also, you'll need a lipo low-voltage cut off circuit, plugged in between the esc and rx. This is so you don't kill the battery from letting the voltage drop too low.
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

You would be better off buying an ESC that is capable of running a 1s lipo.
Old 01-27-2012, 09:03 AM
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

Hey dragnse7en just to make sure I have it right ch1 servo ch2 low volt to esc then in the batt 4cell nicad and do you know the low volt shutoff for single lipoly?
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

Yep -

Ch1 - servo (steering)

Ch2 - low voltage reg, which then plugs into the esc like a bridge between the two.

BATT - a 5.5 - 6.0V external battery source (rx battery pack)

You can buy a low voltage cutoff for 1 cell, 2 cell, 3, and so on.

Look for the one that cuts off before 3 volts or a little more

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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

This one plugs into the balancing lead -

www.racewayhobbiez.com/shop/catalog/details

Just an alarm - it beeps to tell you to shut it down, so I hope in this case that you're not hearing impared
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????


ORIGINAL: dragnse7en

This one plugs into the balancing lead -

www.racewayhobbiez.com/shop/catalog/details

Just an alarm - it beeps to tell you to shut it down, so I hope in this case that you're not hearing impared
Great idea but a 1 cell lipo doesn't have a ballance lead.

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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

D'oh! What was I thinking!?!?!? lol

There are others out there though.
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

If u run a battery of any kind to power the rx and servo u will need to remove the red wire from the ESC plug or just run a voltage booster.. it works for me..

Something like this... http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/Toys-Hobb...=p3286.c0.m282
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Default RE: 1 cell lipoly esc help??????

There is a free tutorial on the Castle Creations web site that shows everyone how to short-cut the 1 cell esc,

But if it's not a CC product, then I cannot say anything further.

Some ppl bridge their lipos with a lipo cut-off fail safe switch, between the battery pack and the esc.

Other options bridge is a self-made electronic BUSS system between the RX and the battery itself.

Either way, you should be good.

Make sure, just to be on the safe side (research it!) that you get a 10 amp brake, just to certainly protect your electrics.

Hope that helps!

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