The Hobbyking SS series comes with a limited range of programming functions and are designed to be plug-n-play. A perfect ESC for those looking for something simple to use and economic.
Spec. Weight: 63g Size: 55x35x8mm Cells: 6-20Ni MH ~ 2-7S Li Po Max Current: 50A Burst: 60A No BEC Timing: 1/7/15/30 programmable PWM: 8/16K
Constant current 50A Max 60A <10S Li-Poly 2-7 cells Ni-MH 6-20 cells Low Resistant 0.0014 Ohms; Dynamic Braking BEC: opto Auto shut down when lose signal Slow down at 3.0V per cell Lipo, Cut-off at 2.9V per cell Lipo 0.8V NiMh
User Programming options:
Battery settimg Throttle Range Brake setting 4 options:
Direction and Cutoff Type Timing Mode Setting: 1 / 7 / 15 / 30 PWM setting: 8K/16K
You have to go through the "beep" cycle with your transmitter. Download the manual off the files tab and look for this specific model (all of these spedos are on it) Really easy to do, just a little time consuming. I know of no programing card for the SS series. If there were, I'd buy it. I really like the SS series spedos.
Hint: The BEC is used to supply power from the battery to your receiver in order to power the servos... and your ESC is now simply controlling your motor only.
Basically your BEC will look like a very small ESC without leads that go to the motor. You will have two power leads that go to your battery (make sure your neg goes to neg lead battery and pos lead goes to pos), and a servo connector that goes to your radio (any open port)... THE KEY to installing the BEC is to disconnect the red servo wire going from the ESC to the receiver... This is because normally that red wire (from the ESC) would be used to power your receiver, but because your BEC is doing that, the red wire from the ESC needs to be disconnected. Then plug in your ESC to the throttle of your receiver and again, the BEC goes to any open port on the receiver. Thats it.
BEC's are generally used for two reasons, #1 your ESC doesn't have a built in BEC... and or #2, the BEC on your ESC cant handle the amp draw needed to run your servo's and axillary channels.
NO BEC! Keep that in mind. No instructions on how to change the timing seem to be available. On 6S, it makes the motor screech above about 30% throttle and the plane comes crashing down. Wish I knew how to change the timing and see if that fixes the problem.
WD 40 IS NOT A LUBE , IT WILL SLANGE OFF & JUST MAKE A MESS , DO USE A LITE OIL LIKE ZOOM SPOUT, IT'S FOR ELE. MOTORS !!
This ESC is definitely PNP as described. I'm using it on an HK450GT Pro heli and it does not fit in the compartment below the battery unfortunately. I had to attach it to the side of the frame. Otherwise this ESC is perfect for my application. I have it paired with the Turnigy 450/500 (H2223) motor that is currently available in the US warehouse. I'm still building so I haven't had either in the air yet.
Just remember that these ESCs don't come with your standard BEC which means that you will have to add a BEC to the system or have a separate receiver battery. Other than that they are great and they come with a huge heat sink which is nice.
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I have this in my Bixler, On my latest flight, I crashed hard into the ground. That's when this unit failed, I was unable to repair it in the field so I took it back to my shop. I removed the cover and was unable to locate any problem with the exception of some heavy excess solder placed both of the external capacitors where it attached to the board. On inspection under a magnifying glass I noticed that this excess was coming within close contact to the heat-sink that cools the transistors. After removing the excess solder I bench tested the ESC and found no additional problems. I will be field testing as soon as weather permits. Prior to this, I had flown with this ESC for approx. 5min as a whole. In that time this ran great and I had no heat issues. But as already stated, you do not get a on-board BEC and thus your receiver and servo's will not function without a BEC installed. Therefore due to the lack of the BEC i could not give this a 4 crown or higher rating for Value, and because of a minor quality control issue i gave it 3 crowns for Quality