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    waht do i ne4ed to do to waterproof my mamba max?

    okay i really wanna run my slash in the water again. i am running a mamba max 5700 and dont wanna switch to anything else. so what needs to be done to run the esc without needing to worry about water?
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    Some have had luck using plasti dip... Make sure you get the thick kind. Possibly a tupperware? Just an idea.
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    i would prefer minimal work. mostly cause it would mean fewer things could go wrong.
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    Didn't people last winter just cover the USB port up with some tape?
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    not sure. think i should try that?
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    That's what I recall seeing people do with their Mamba Max ESC's. I'd run a search in the Stampede and the Rustler/Bandit forums for waterproofing the Mamba and see what comes up. You should be able to find a few posts on the subject.
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    how bout i jsut take the easy way out and call castle?
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    I suppose that would work as well.
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    The mamba max esc is absolutly waterproof. the only thing you have to do is cover the usb port with electrical tape. As for the motor, they are pretty much waterproof. So everything should be fine. You can also call CC and ask them.
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    i talked to castle and they told me that it would be best not to try to run it in rain and snow.
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    WHAT?!?!?! no way! i called them a while ago(like 2 months?) about my mamba max 4600 asking if it was waterproof and they guy told me that the esc is waterproof IF u cover the usb port(which i already knew) and that the motor was already waterproof because the coat it with "something". I asked him why they don't sell them as waterproof or water resistant and he told me it was for legal reasons, ya bogus. lol
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    Lets face it, electronics and H2O do not tend to play nice together and can even be dangerous. If you use some common sense (does that exist anymore) you should be able to use your mamba max in the snow and wet environments with minimal risk of damage.

    The circuit boards are pretty well insulated against moisture with the exception of the usb port as others have mentioned. If you seal the usb port you should not have any problems unless you completely submerge the esc in water. If your going to expose the esc to lots of water or snow it's a good idea to cover it to prevent excessive moisture reaching the pc boards. A simple yet effective solution is cover the esc with a balloon. After your done be sure to let the esc dry completely before using it again. The heat it generates during use will evaporate small amounts of water fairly quickly but when it's cool moisture can settle on the components and cause problems.
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    or just plasti-dip it as a permanent waterproofing method. After i called CC i still plasti-dipped my esc beacuse i wasn't going to risk it.
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    what about waterproofing a vxl
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    i replied to ur message, check ur inbox
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