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  1. #1
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    Im in need of some help

    Ibought a new revo today got it home charged the battery and drove it for about 10 min and then it lost powerand started jerking. I emediatly unplugged the battery and whent in side to see what was going on. A few seconds after i plug the battery back in the esc and moter get hot. What will cause this i need some help please.
    Is it bad that everything I own smells like nitro?

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    How long have you been charging your battery ? What charger do you use ?
    The stock batteries doesnt last more than 10 minutes. Yeah it depends on how you drive it but usually people are hard on trottle so 10 min is about the max time you will get for a single NiMH.
    For the heat of the motor , How hot is it outside ?
    Were you running 2 Betteries in series ? Parallel ? Did you changed the pinion and something else on your truck ?
    Merv on LiPo 2s and 3s !!!

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    It is in the mid twenties outside right now and I did change the pinion after I ran the first pack through. After the first pack I did go to a series connector but it quit running about 3 min into the second charge. Now when I connect the battery and hit the throttle it only jerks and gets hot.
    Is it bad that everything I own smells like nitro?

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    How long do you charge your battery ? What charger do you use ?
    Merv on LiPo 2s and 3s !!!

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    I am using a vision peak 2 charger and it has the peak charge detection on it. It took about 45 min for my charger to charge each battery.
    Is it bad that everything I own smells like nitro?

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    That may be the problem. Those batteries should not be charged at more than 1c. So for the stock ones it would be 1.2 amps MAX. Lower amps is recommended. The lower the amp charge the longer the life of the battery will be and they will last longer. The batteries could be damaged.
    Merv on LiPo 2s and 3s !!!

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    Well I also took a regular 6 cell 7.2 out of my rotostart that is almost new and hooked it up and the truck did the same thing.
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    Sounds to me like your esc is in lipo mode and is hitting the lvc

    When you first power it on does the light glow red or green ?

    If its green your in lipo mode and you need to change it

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    when I first turn it on its green but within a second it turns red.
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    You do have the brushless and not brushed? The brushed cannot be run in series.
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    I have the brushless one
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    Well Icalled one of my buddies that works at my LHS and told him wat was going on and he said that the esc is bad and to call traxxas in the morning. I cant belive I only got to run my new truck for 12 min and it stops working.
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    Out of luck , Like many people here ! Personally , I didnt had any problems with the stock ESC but heard too much about them that fry really fast.
    Merv on LiPo 2s and 3s !!!

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    It looks like a lot of people are having the same problem as me
    Is it bad that everything I own smells like nitro?

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    it could also be a problem with the transmitter/receiver. when it rains my e-revo does the same, jerks in all directions...i would go 2.4ghz

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    I am runnig a spektrum radio
    Is it bad that everything I own smells like nitro?

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    did the reciver get wet? because i also run spektrum and my reciver got wet then started just studdering alot.
    if you want me to i can break your truck for free!

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    no traxxas is going to replace my esc for free
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    I sent out my esc today so lets see how long it takes them to send me a new one. Hopefully it doesn't take that long
    Is it bad that everything I own smells like nitro?

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