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  1. #1
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    I think I fried my cousins xl-5 esc

    I think I made a noob mistake here. I thought it would be a good idea to put my 3s lipo in my cousins bandit. When I Turned it on I saw orange light (obviously fire) in the esc, and a little smoke. I unplugged it immediately and let it chill for a while. After a few mins, I went to put back the original traxxas ni-mh battery, and the same thing started happening, before I even pressed anything. I'm guessing my battery is too powerful? I used it in my slash with the velenion esc and its fine.

  2. #2
    RC Racer
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    That would be my guess. The manual on the xl-5 said not to exceed 7.4 volts. 2 cells lipo.

    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi..._140430-EN.pdf

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    Looks like you owe him a velineon.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    Looks like you owe him a velineon.
    well, at least an xl-5 esc

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimdog View Post
    Looks like you owe him a velineon.
    Her* lol but a xl-5

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    Send it to traxxas for a exchange and upgrade to velineon and be the best cus

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