I use PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC), PRODUCT ID: AM1001A. There rated for up to around 80 amps so you wont have any problems with them overheating. Let me know if you have anymore questions as I would be happy to help.
While this ESC will work, I would opt for a slightly larger (25-30A ESC) just for safety and less strain on a smaller ESC (less chance of burning out) Depending on your prop/ motor combo, the Bix can easily consume 18-20A, and leave you with no extra capacity to assist with heat dissipation.
I bought these esc and had never been able to use it for my quad. It was just stuttering so I bought other types which worked well. Now with all the flashing going on I tried to solder wire strand but the chip is just too small. Smaller than my other esc. Any idea what*s the best way to connect programmer?
Interesting, are you telling me your chip is actually 4mm? Sorry to assume ALL of these boards came only with the 8mm chip I have :-) Sounds like you bought these a while ago, I purchased mine around January 2013, so maybe you had a different batch. Thanks for the credit and best of luck!
If you got it that long ago, I really suggest you don't flash it. In the order I received this year, 3/4 were different than the 4th. The 4th seemed like an older revision of the board, or a different board completely. I flashed it with SimonK and the board fried after a few take offs. The other three are running strong.
Power on tx and put throttle at full. Then power on the ESC and wait for when it goes beep,beep quickly. Then close throttle fully. You should hear a long beep. That's what I do with this in my plane. Hope it helps. If my beeps are off sorry as I don't have the ESC right next to me
Depends on the firmware of the board, I'm using Hobby King's KK v2.1, reflashed with XXcopter. I have to turn my YAW pot to 0%. Then put throttle to 100%, power on KK board, wait for three LED flashes and put throttle to 0%, after second 3 LED flashes, power off board and restore YAW
This just arrived and I'm not impressed. How the hell am i supposed to connect the battery????? If I knew it didn't come with a battery connector I would not have bought it. Try more photos and info HK.
If it came with a connector......it would have shown which one in the photo......since virtually NO speed controllers come with battery connectors fitted as standard.......as there are just too many connectors out there to choose from......you should not really have been suprised.
Check your motor specs because it sounds like you have a brushed motor. In that case you cannot use this ESC because it is a brushless one. Check the ESC tab on the website because I think that hobby king sells a brushed ESC as well ( it might even be a little cheaper too). Good luck and happy flying. If you have any more questions just let me know as I would be happy to help.
NO it does not come with any connectors (battery or for the motor) I am using these connectors.
PolyMax 3.5mm Gold Connectors 10 PAIRS (20PC)
They are great. The male or bullet shaped part goes on the motor and the female goes onto this speed controller. Good luck.
Thanks for the info :) although I still think it is safer to go a couple Amps more in each "step" like I prefer to always have the ESC be able to handle more than what my motor can handle, and my battery to be able to handle more than what the ESC can
25C 0.5Ah i think you mean (or 500mAh) is gives 0,5x25=12,5A of constant current, and you always need more current from the battery then your ESC can handle, so no, you could use a 10A ESC for this battery
For this ESC, you need at least a 25A of constant current from your battery, so either a battery twice as big, or twice the C rating
Just to enlighten you a little. The amp rating on ESCs only mean how much current the ESC can handle going though it without overheating, it doesn't mean how much power is going to be "pushed" into your motor, or drawn from your battery. What actually matters is your motor prop combination, given your battery voltage. You could use a 120a ESC with a 1C 2S 120mAh battery, as long as your motor spinning your prop from the battery voltage (thats what kv is for) is less than 120mAh. People generally go for a higher ESC to prevent overheating, but they use the same batteries. Good luck.
It doesn't depend on your lipo capacity, it depend on how much amperage does your motor prop battery voltage combination. If your Lipo(2s or 3S) plus your motor and prop draw 18a or lower you can safely use this ESC. I've said this over and over, the ESC only supplies what the motor demands, same goes for the battery, they dont "PUSH" anything into the motor.
Try turning on your transmitter, put it on full throttel, turn on the plane and wait for the first beep sequence to be over. then close the throttel again. this should set the endpoints differently. i believe that could be the problem. good luck
I hope someone can help, I'm using a HK-SS20A controller with a 6634 motor on my Piaget with 800mAh 2cell battery, when I power up the ECS goes through its start up OK, but when I go past half way with the Throttle it cut out,waits a second then goes through the start beep sequence, half throttle is not enough to fly, if you do get up and accidently hit the throttle it cut out and usually crashes,any ideas
No it does not. It is made for planes or mulitrotors mainly (thats what I use it for). If you are looking for a motor with reverse im guessing that you have either a car or boat. If so, hobbyking has some of those in the esc drawer. Good luck!
This ESC don't have any reverse function, without changing the wiring of the motor: If you just exchange 2 wires on the 3 ones to the motor, then it will reverse the rotation. But no way to reverse with the command.
Yes there is a linear BEC: The power output depends on the voltage you supply to the ESC. The higher the voltage, the lower is the power output of the BEC. With 3S (11.1V) you can most likely draw a continuous current of 1A.
I have just done so today. I have the newer supposedly unflashable version and using a usbasp and the latest stable build of the lazyzero kk flash tool it went perfectly on all three and my tricopter is better than ever.
Can someone tell me please, how to use this ESC. I'm trying to control it with a PWM signal from an Arduino. What is the algorithm of usage? I know, how to send a PWM, but what value is needed to arm it?
Can't tell you extacly how to setup the PWM signal as I don't know a thing about Arduino, but you should first programm the "throttle range". Throttle is Ch 3, just Go Full Throttle, power the ESC, it will beep, then go 0% Throttle, it should beep again. The ESC will arm when it's correctly plugged into a motor and receives a positive signal (and throttle is on 0%). This ESC will perceive a high refresh rate on the PWM as an error and shut down. 180Hz is too much. Hope this information helps!
all A B C wire act the same.. it's just hi voltage signal, as the mater of brushless motor, the signal between them is switching each other to make the motor run.. if you wanna change the direction of the motor just swap between two cable.. that's it
The ESC alternates between two cables turning them positive and negative by turns, to create an alternating magnetic field that turn the motors. Servo motors are brushed motors, this is a brushless ESC so it won't work. If you really mean to, you can use a brushed ESC
Very good controller, specially for this money. With 16A it becomes a little bit warm, no problem.
One disadvantage: there is no manual included. (5 Stars with manual!) So I have searched in web an i found that the controller is programmable. Possible options: - LIPO-mode (auto selection 2/3 cells) - NIMH-mode - Break on / off
To program this controller you have to move transmitter throttle to full position. Now connect battery to controller. Wait some seconds, than you hear: *peep* - *short pause* - *peep* *pause* *peep*peep* - *short pause* -*peep*peep* *pause* *peep*peep*peep* - *short pause* -*peep*peep*peep* *pause* this sequence will repeat...
When you want to use NIHM cells, you have to move throttle to off position when you hear the first *beep*beep*. Than you have to wait for a longer *beeep* and a short *beep*. That's all. You can disconnect battery now.
When you want to select LIPO mode, start from the beginning (throttle full, connect battery, listen to the beeps) At the time when you hear the first single *beep* move throttle to off and wait for *beeep* and *beep*.
When you want to switch Brake On or Off, start from the beginning, then wait for the first *peep*peep*peep* within one sequence and put throttle to off. Wait for *beeep* and *beep*.
Note: When you connect battery and throttle is in off position you will hear a long *beeeep* when LIPO-mode ist selected or a short *beep* when NIMH-mode is active.
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25 thumbs up!
What can I say, this ESC is really simple and super easy to use.
I have attached to a test stand and can pull 17amps continuous (11.6V), the ESC cuts off at ~3.10V per cell. Does not heat up at 17amp draw. Near 20amp, the ESC gets warm, but nothing I would consider a problem.
Would highly recommend for those who want an ESC that is truly plug and play.
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11 thumbs up!
I would like to retract the statement that this unit does not work with 2.4 GHZ. I found that it actually does work but when you first plug in the controller to the receiver and add power you get a constant signal and the motor starts beeping. It is saying that the throttle is reversed. Set the throttle to reverse setting in radio...let it start in wrong position...then reverse it again to normal...unplug the receiver plug it back in..plug in the ESC to the battery and turn on the radio...The throttle will now start in the normal position and work like its supposed to.
Actually it works really well for this unit......its Great!!!
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5 thumbs up!
Purchased 2 of these both arrived within 6 days and work ok. 4 stars because ESC output not color codedand there are no instructions. To arm :-Turn on receiver set throttle and trim to full power connect battery to ESC after first BEEP close throttle and trim ESC is armed. Color code:-Lay the ESC down with the red (plusve)input wire at the closest to you the the outputs are Yellow closest to you then the red(plusve) and then the Black (_ve)wire.
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4 thumbs up!
The simplest regulator, does not require the setting is perfect for beginners