Not all speed controllers are created equal. The TrackStar 120A GenII ESC is an evolution on previous designs and a true thorough breed in the TrackStar stable. Designed and tested under race conditions the 120A GenII ESC is ready to stand up to the high demands of competitive racers. The Trackstar engineers designed the 120A GenII ESC with one goal in mind, creating an ESC that would offer performance, reliability and endurance when placed under pressure.
The TrackStar 120A GenII ESC offers a host of programmability options that most racers have come to expect and depend upon. Programming can be done track side with the multi function programming box or via PC with the TrackStar USB Link software.
Timing Indicator LED (Blinky Mode)
For future conformity with ROARs Sportsman Class racing rules and to assist race organizers monitor driver compliance in non-timing modified race classes the TrackStar 120A GenII 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.
For a winning combination use the TrackStar 120A GenII ESC with our proven TrackStar 1/10th 540 Size and 550 size “Red Can” motors for a package that leaves the competition in the dust on performance and value!
• 120A Continuous Current / 760A Burst
• Sensored/Sensorless Operation
• 2~3S LiPo Capable
• Timing Indicator LED (Blinky Mode)
• ESC Overheat Protection
• Adjustable Boost and Turbo Timing
• Adjustable Brake and Drag Brake
• PC Programmable
Constant/Burst Current: 120A / 760A
Motor Compatibility: Brushless sensored and sensorless
Car Compatibility: 1/10 on and off road, 1/10 and 1/8 crawlers
5~6S NiMH or 2S LiPo: >3.5T (1/10 on road), >5.5T (1/10 off road)
8~9S NiMH or 3S LiPo: >5.5T (1/10 on road), >8.5T (1/10 off road)
Battery Cell Count: 4~9S NiMH or 2~3S LiPo
BEC Output: 6V @ 3A
Weight: 45g (without wires)
Now officialy approved by ROAR and BRCA for modify and stock class race use! (To use in those racing series, please download the USB link v1.10 and update the ESC firmware to v2.02)
*Note: Above is a list of some of the key programming options. Many more options are available when used with the PC software (TrackStar Multi-Function Smart Program Box required). See user manual located under the "Files" tab below for full details. TrackStar Link PC software also available for download under the "Files" tab.
I've used this in my Team Associated SC10 and SC5M 2WD short course trucks with 6.5t and 7.5t motors. It has been performing very nicely and has basically as much settings as anyone should need - though for changing those you'll really need the Trackstar Multi Function Smart Program Box.
The ESC seems to perform on par with my Speed Passion Reventon Pro 1.1, which is nearly twice the price. It doesn't even need to have the fan on with a 2WD SCT, and with the fan on it should be able to handle a 4WD SCT on 2S LiPo just fine. Speaking of the fan, it is REALLY loud, which is why I've been keeping it unplugged now.I bought this esc a few weeks ago, and so far it's been very good. I've a few questions if anyone can help me? Is it safe to update the firmware? I've seen many examples on the internet of updating causing issues, such as the esc refusing to recognize the program box after updating. Also I've noticed boost will not work with turbo. Boost on it's own works fine, turbo on it's own works fine but both together and turbo will not activate. I'm running box standard V1 firmware. Thanks.FIRST IMPRESSIONS: literally just finished putting everything together and took it out for a run (Tamiya TT-01 and Trackstar 7.5T motor). First: the fan is hella loud (but who cares?). Second: awesome low speeds even without the sensor wire. Bad things: it was a pain to solder (although it was my first time soldering), I couldn't connect to PC (but the program box works perfectly so I don't really care) and once when I went off-track in the grass it just turned off (it was probably the button). Turned back on, still works fine.
Overall I'm pretty damn satisfied with this thing. I will write a long-term review after using it a bit more.I recently bought my second 120a GenII and had a similar problem. All was fine until I connected it to my laptop. After making changes to the programming and updating I could no longer use the programmer box or computer. I got a similar message "connection fail" Thankfully since it was new, it was replaced with only a photo of the problem under warranty. They didn't answer why this happened but I didn't ask specifically.I have two GenII 120A.
I updated them with the last firmware (3.02), and now I can't access my esc
error message : "connection fail"
Plz help !!!!This is my second esc now bought for the Basher RZ-4 paired with 13.5t Trackstar motor
and its just incredible....so smooth at low speed and no cogging just pure power and hardly any heat from motor or esc.
Recommend to anyone thinking of purchasing one.Well what can i say about this little beauty.... 8 battery packs and still going strong
no smoke no bangs. I have turbo and boost set and it barely gets warm, so far im loving it.
Usb link or program box is a must! SkyRc bluetooth works too.I have been using this ESC for the past 12 months both bashing and indoor clay racing. I have used it for STOCK and MOD and paired with the program box is by far the best ESC I have used. Quality is very good and it has never let me down.Big mistake buying this ESC. Mine is not even a year old, in it's second car and glitches to the point where the car is unpredictable and too dangerous to drive to even test the car.
Never buying Trackstar again.Perfect speed controller for on-road applications. To prevent overheating near front of chassis (my mounting position) I recommend cutting a hole in windshield over the fan feed. I used a Turnigy nano-tech 5300mah 2S2P 50~100C Hardcase Lipo Pack, along with this esc and a hobbywing 3.5 turn modified motor for crazy top speed.