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How To Temp a ESC

Discussion in 'Batteries - ESCs - Motors Section' started by tmail61, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. tmail61

    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    For anyone unsure where to get a true temp reading on the esc.

    Temping at the capacitor is the best place.

    The cooling fan can drop the temp on the heat sink very fast giving you a false reading so you may think its 130 but it could really be 150 where it counts.

    THE ABOVE is for esc's that have the cap mounted on the esc.

    All others temp someplace away from the heat sink!
     
  2. LeeSc10

    LeeSc10 Well-Known Member

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    Good info. Do you have any recommendations on a good temp gun?
     
  3. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    I have te duratrax flashpoint, it's small and works great :D
     
  4. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    So where should I measure my temp on a LRP SXX stock spec v2?
    on the big black thing? :D
     
  5. tmail61

    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    either OR both ends where the wires are.
     
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    tmail61 Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    I have a Cen-Tech from Harbor Freight. They look like the Duratrax Flashpoint but in gray. Got a new one (have two now) Sat for $14.95 (may have been on sell).
     
  7. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Not sure but my LRP ESCs record the highest temp, you can read it with the buttons and leds
     
  8. Martijn

    Martijn Well-Known Member

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    Oke, I read my temp on the side of the ESC wont matter that much I guess :)
     
  9. william noble

    william noble Well-Known Member Factory Member

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    my tekin has a rating type system 1 thru 7 lights just a quick check after a run to see how many lights are on ,but i always have a temp gun to check the motor and battery temp after a run
     

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