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    Question Trouble with Velineon (VXL-3s)

    I'm having a hard time with the new brushless system I installed in my Telluride. I am using the VXL-3s and all it does is slowly blink RED. According to the manual that states that low voltage detection is ON. I don't need it to be since I am using the NiMH batteries but I can't seem to figure out how to disable it. Pushing the EZ-SET button doesn't do anything. When I pull the trigger on the transmitter the motor works but then turns off after a couple of seconds. Not really sure what to do but there's a lot of snow out there and i want to use my truck! Help?

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    Yea it still just blinks red after the programming steps, as I've tried several times. After the LED turns green when the full reverse is programmed it goes right back to blinking RED. The battery is fully charged so I don't know why it's doing that; I've verified that the ESC is on CH2... could it just be defective?

    EDIT: Also, I have yet to hear any sort of "musical tone" when I try to disable the low voltage detection.
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    After you turn the ESC on and release the button, how long are you holding the "EZ-Set" (ON) button? Which battery are you using?
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    I am using a 4200mah nimh battery. I connect it up, turn on the transmitter and then hold the EZ set button on. It is green and then turns red. After it blinks I pull throttle to full forward, it blinks twice and then I push it all the way in reverse. It turns green momentarily (motor can run) and then goes back to flashing red (motor stops) :/

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    It sounds like you are repeatedly programming it. Scroll down the linked page to this part:

    To disable Low-Voltage Detection (NiMH setting):

    1. Make sure the LED on the speed control is on and green.

    2. Press and hold the EZ-Set button for ten seconds. {maybe a little more -ksb51rl}

    The LED will turn off and then light red. Also, a

    "falling" musical tone will be emitted from the motor

    on brushless models. Brushed models equipped with the

    XL-5, EVX-2, and XL-2.5 will beep three times.

    3. Low-Voltage Detection is now DISABLED.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXCellR8 View Post
    I am using a 4200mah nimh battery. I connect it up, turn on the transmitter and then hold the EZ set button on. It is green and then turns red. After it blinks I pull throttle to full forward, it blinks twice and then I push it all the way in reverse. It turns green momentarily (motor can run) and then goes back to flashing red (motor stops) :/
    If you get lost during programming or receive unexpected results, simply
    unplug the battery, wait a few seconds, plug the battery pack in, and
    start over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich2 View Post
    If you get lost during programming or receive unexpected results, simply
    unplug the battery, wait a few seconds, plug the battery pack in, and
    start over.
    That's not an unexpected result. That's the correct calibration procedure.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    That's not an unexpected result. That's the correct calibration procedure.
    Worked for me when I had a slow blinking red and couldn't program it, plus
    it's copied right out of the manual.

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    The instructions you copied are correct but programming is not the problem here. The LVD enable/disable procedure is. It doesn't matter what you copy "right out of the manual" if you apply it to the wrong situation.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    The instructions you copied are correct but programming is not the problem here. The LVD enable/disable procedure is. It doesn't matter what you copy "right out of the manual" if you apply it to the wrong situation.
    Got it. In that case, If you can't change LVD with a NiMh, stick a llipo back in and try it again.
    That also worked for me.
    Last edited by Rich2; 01-10-2015 at 11:21 AM.

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    Figured it out. I was "missing" the opportunity to disable the LVD when the LED was green after programming; before it started flashing red again. I thought it had to stay green on its own before i could do anything. Worked fine when I held the button down for 10 seconds and I heard the little tune. Thanks for the help!

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