Turnigy TrackStar 100A 1/10th Scale Sensored Brushless Car ESC
The Turnigy TrackStar 1/10th scale 100amp car ESC is the latest addition to Hobby Kings Sensored Car ESC range.
Using a Fast Silicon Labs MCU and high quality On-Semiconductor MOSFETs the TrackStar 100A ESC sets a new standard in high quality yet affordable car ESCs. With Intelligent MCU logic the TrackStar series ESCs allow extremely precise start up control and positioning feed back from the motor. This translates in to very smooth start up and acceleration.
Timing Indicator LED. To conform with ROAR's Sportsman Class racing rules and assist race organizers monitor driver compliance in non-timing modified race classes the TrackStar 1/10th ESC includes a timing mode indicator LED. At all times when the ESC is powered on and dynamic motor timing is set to a value greater than zero the white LED will illuminate indicating that the timing mode has been modified.
The Turnigy TrackStar 100A ESC also boasts a host of programing options not usually found in a 1/10th scale ESC at this price and can be programmed with ease via the Turnigy TrackStar programing card (sold separately) The Turnigy TrackStar 100A ESC also included 3 x 12AWG Motor wires and 2 x 12AWG power input wires.
Specification: Cont. Current: 100A Burst Current: 200A Car Size: 1/10th Battery: 2-3 Cell Lipo L-BEC: 5.0V / 2A Output Motor Type: Sensored or Sensorless Brushless Size: 40.5 x 37.5 x 24mm Weight: 45g Battery Plug: Required On/Off Switch: Yes Reverse: Yes Thermal Overload Protection: Yes Battery Terminals: 12AWG size Motor Terminals: 12AWG size
Programming Options (Via Optional programming card) Brake/Reverse type Brake amount Reverse amount Punch Control Drag Brake Throttle Dead Band Voltage Cut off Motor Timing
I bought a drive motor programming card models:
Turnigy TrackStar 100A-1/10th Scale Sensored Brushless Car ESC
Turnigy TrackStar ESC Programing-Card
-HobbyKing X-Car Sensored Brushless 10.5 Turn Motor
There was a problem:
For front works fine but very slow walk back, I configured the card with various settings but still the same problem, has no strength to walk backwards, not walking steep ramps.
Please could you tell me what the problem is, other classmates have bought the same combo and not have that problem.
Almost good but sometimes cogging(shudder?) happended when I pull the trigger to forward shortly and repeatedly. I used it with sensored brushless 6.5T , li-po 5300 Have you ever seen this before?? If not attempt right now and let me know.
The low voltage cut-off function in this ESD restricts the current draw to prevent the battery voltage from dropping under the set level.
That resuls as a "studder" This happens much before the actual cut-off. Check with your programming card(hope you have one, if not I recommend getting one)that the cut-off voltage is 3 volts/cell. If that is ok you might have defective battery, that has exessive voltage drop when under heavy load. I have 6 LiPo batteries in total, 4 of them work fine with this
Does this ESC works with motors below :
- EZ-RUN Brushless Motor 9T 4300Kv
- Turnigy TrackStar 10,5T Sensored Brushless Motor 3250KV
- Turnigy XK3650-5600KV Sensored Brushless Inrunner
I would like to install it in Shumacher Cougar SV2, is it a good idea ?
Thanks for advises
You can use it on any motor
as long as you keep the amperes
according to the specs .
This ESC is rated at continuously 100A
to max(burst) 200A .
For the motors you mentioned
i think it is more than enough ,
as i see , theTurnigy TrackStar 10,5T - 3250 is max26A
and the Turnigy XK3650-5600KV is 45A max ...
So , you could use the HK-SENS-60A also
Cont. Current: 60A
Burst Current: 380A
Yes, you can use this ESC with all this motors, thej have a limit for on-road 2S LIPO 5.5T motor or 3S LIPO 6.5T off-road 2S LIPO 6.5T motor or 3S LIPO 9.5T If you use 3S LiPo you need to change the cooling fan on 12V
I've got it connected to a 17,5 turn motor and it burned the motor. I got it now connected to a 10.5T motor, and it works without sensor cable, but NOT happy. According to the manual, 9,5 turn is max on this ESC. Check out the specs in the files menu.
at first you need the right programming card (there is a special one fpr the 60A's which won't fit), then simplay connect to the esc, connect your lipo und programm by pressing short and long on the button. The direction of the motor can't be changed by the esc programming. You can change direction by changing 2 motor wires (only sensorless!, but then reverse will be faster than forward) or simply with your transmitter (sensor & sensorless). To do this set the throttle channel into reverse (or t
Do you guys think this could power the HK Turnigy 1/10 Brushless 2WD Desert Racing Buggy,. . . WITHOUT THE FAN . . ?
The buggy comes with a 35A ESC but mine was a little flaky so I bought the Turnight TrackStar 60A, & tried running it without the fan, but it fried dramatically, as it doesn't have thermal protection. Reason is, there is very little space between the fan & the shell of the car. Surely 3 times more than the max current draw should be enough . . . ??
It all depends on what type of motor you are running, if it's a 10.5 brushless and you have geared it correctly the motor should be max temp approx 120 degrees farenheight after a 5 minute run. If you over gear the motor it will generate more heat in the speedo and motor. Get your gearing right to get the speedo running cool and then you should be able to remove the fan on the 100a Trackstar speedo. It does come with the fan for a reason though !
I have this esc more then one year. I use this esc with turnigy TrackStar 7.5T,
2S lipo nano-tech 5000mAh in my AssoB44 and i don't have any problem. ESC temp after run is about 40C, motor temp is 55C. Sensor work wery nice. Maybe you have a fault item.
Srbija, 7,5T is between the minimum of 5,5T and 9,5T, so you will not have problems for probabl*y more than 2 years. 13,5T is above 9,5T Now that is ifr we talk about the Turnigy TrackStar 100A 1/10th Scale Sensored Brushless Car ESC.
no no no,
check the manual page 7/8
there is information for 2S lipo
that means you can use all motor over 6.5T
For exempe i use TruckStar 1Cell with 17.5T in onroad (Stock Class) and i do not have any problem
AEracer33 You must be lucky. I've tried a 17,5T motor and it got fried with this ESC. It went spastick and smoke. According to the manual you can only use between 5,5 and 9,5T motors with this ESC. I Have mine in the SCX10 Dingo with DIG gearbox.
Yes it does. It will also automatically adjust it's default cut-off voltage for either 2S or 3S setup. You can manually adjust the per-cell cut-off voltage with the programming card (Product ID 'TTS-Prog')
You are welcome! There is no option for choosing motor type but it is completely automatic. If you wish to run a sensored motor as sensorless, simply unplug the sensor wire harness and it will automatically switch to operate as sensorless mode.
Internal BEC needed when built-in BEC on (Turnigy TrackStar 100A 1/10th Scale Sensored Brushless Car ESC) is damaged.
BEC black wire - connect to wire on power_swich, BEC red wire - to red porer wire.
Now you connect the ESC and servo (and light, etc) to your reciever
I bought this ESC, Programing card and HobbyKing X-Car 10.5 Turn Sensored Brushless Motor together. I got them yesterday and I tried them. However, they didn't work well. Even the motor work once, the moter stopped in a short time.. I chaged to different motor which is YOKOMO's, it worked as sensorless moter, then it didn't work as sensored mode though I set the ESC to sensored mode by programing card.
What type or brand of sensored motor will work well with the ESC?
i have this ESC and never had that problem it sounds like the ESC is going into thermal shutdown make sure you have the ESC set with no timing and have it in sensor mode and maybe try increasing the punch control a little i have found that on low turn motors i have had to increase the punch control
Sounds like you don't have the wires connected properly. A sensored motor will not work whatsoever if the A, B, and C wires are not hooked up properly. The "A" wire on the speed control must be soldered to the "A" tab on the motor. "B" to "B" and "C" to "C". I burnt up a Speed Passion motor and speed control doing this. I since have learned my lesson (that was a $350 lesson back then).
Same story here. 10,5T work sort of but not at all well without the sensor wire. Max 9,5T for this ESC. I fried a 17,5T motor in seconds with this ESC. Check the manual, it is in there and also under the files tab.
yes no problem thats perfect!
the esc is always better to be more amps than the motor or you can pop the esc ...the motor controls the pull of power from the battery
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I'm glad it helped you. They really need to put that information up on these things. I was also looking for a no limit but at the time completely forgot about that and just looked at the amperage. Well, if they get a no limit that's cheaper maybe I'll get one, but for now, I'm beat trying to find the right combo.
I had a tc5 I ran a lrp Esc and a 4t tekin that was quick they got. A deal were u turn in an old Esc anybrand and thell give u a lrp sphere tc spec for a good reduced price .just go to the associated page and you'll see it
Thanks, I'll check it out. I still have a brand new brushed 6 turn motor from yeats ago so I may just end up using that with my super rooster which is old, but has no motor limit and works fine. So at least I still have something I can use for now.
Depends on the vehicle. If you want to use it for Offroad cars 6.5T are okay. If you use it in an Onroad car I would suggest about 5.5T.
It also depends on the battery. The limit is about 1T higher if you use a 3S LiPo.
It sucks, I just found out this esc does have a motor limit! Man this stinks. They really need to post this information before you buy it. I'm so pissed it's not cool. I had everything set up and then I looked at the manual and found that it did. Check the manual I just uploaded.
I feel just like Dinukap4 after I fried a 17,T motor with this ESC, but I've learned to read the manual like a contract now. READ THE FINE PRINT AND EVERYTHING THAT IS HIDDEN IN COLLUMS. Now I'm looking for a ESC that will be able to handle 17,5T to 21.5T sensored. If I read the discussions here there will be a lot of fried motors around or spastic cars. The car jump around like a cat on a hot tinplate, and then the motor start smoking big time. Matter of seconds.
You, sir, have opened my eyes. I doubt you'd be able to use this without some hacking. I'm sure you could bypass the internal vreg if you want to supply it 5V and see if you can get a 3V low volt cutoff.
I bought it to try anyway. It should work the same as the ESC's we currently use. Either it will operate at the lower voltage (a'la Novak GTB) or with a RX pack (but just don't turn on the ESC switch) like Tekin or LRP.
it will work on a 1s and the bec is 6v not 5v as mentioned earlier ....plus this thing is awsome and makes it nice for racing since any change made to the timing or punch control causes the white led to light so it keeps people running fair at just a glance
I also bought a Scanner 3100kV motor - not impressed out of the box, no timing adjustment (doesn't bode well in a apec racing class that doesn't allow esc advance)and can't feel the rotor cogging at all. I know that it isn't always an indication but most competition motors do.
I run this in my Kyosho TF-5S with a 17.5 venom motor and is smooth as Hell love this esc
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Awesome value, Currently using it on my slash 4x4 with a castle 4 pole motor, works better than the mamba max pro I was using. The only thing I didnt like is the very short esc to receiver cable. My ESC and receiver are right next to eachother and it was a streched tense fit. If you have some distance from your ESC to the Receiver you will need an extension. Other than that so far so good now im waiting to receive my sensored Turnigy Motor.
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Very good esc for the money , im using this esc in my losi 22 and its working very well for now lets just see how long it will last haha
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Currently using this in my Losi XXX-SCB with a Trinity 10.5. Easy to program and is working perfectly. So far I am very happy. Works as good or better than my Mamba Max Pro.
Burst Current is not 200A..According to manual, It's 760A. â‘ Condensor : 35V, 2200Î¼F, 105â„ƒ â‘¡Fan : 25mmï¼Š25mm, 5V, 0.2A
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Mine would start acting spastic after only a few seconds of driving on 3s. On 2s it worked just fine. However I bought it with the intention of 3s operation as advertised, so I RMA'd it and recieved a full refund. I also have the 60A and 18A trackstar esc's and those have been flawless so far.