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    ESC failed??

    Hey,
    I installed the VXL3 motor and ESC from a Slash into a 2WD Stampede. I plug the battery NiMH battery in and I get no sign of life. I don't think I need to use a LiPo battery, do I?

    My question is, how do I know if the ECS is faulty?

    If so, which new ESC/motor combo go I go with?

    Thanks,
    K.

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    What nimh r u running? I believe that it needs a 9cell nimh so a 9.6v 5000mah hump nimh. If that don’t work your ESC is messed up. If u still want 3s buy a new Traxxas 3s esc+motor or buy a castle.
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    I was trying with the 7 cell nimh. I would definitely consider moving up to 3S. Do you know the Traxxas part number by chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatTraxxas View Post
    What nimh r u running? I believe that it needs a 9cell nimh so a 9.6v 5000mah hump nimh. If that don’t work your ESC is messed up. If u still want 3s buy a new Traxxas 3s esc+motor or buy a castle.
    The VXL3s doesn't need a 9cell NiMh battery. Here is the ESC specs.

    VXL-3s WATERPROOF ESC SPECIFICATIONS
    Input Voltage:
    NiMH 4-9 Cells (4.8 to 10.8 Volts DC)
    LiPo 2-3 Cells (7.4 to 11.1 Volts DC)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoopidfast View Post
    My question is, how do I know if the ECS is faulty?

    If so, which new ESC/motor combo go I go with?
    Thanks,
    K.
    The esc should at least power up if the battery is good.
    Does the light come on? Colour?

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    There is no sign of life. No light, no beeps...nothing. I will try a lipo and see, maybe the battery I tried last night is just no good.
    I know the lipo I will try is good as it brought another beast back to life last night before, it made beeps before I unplugged it.
    Will try tonight and let you know later or tomorrow.
    Thanks for everyones help.

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    Yup, tries with a lipo and the ESC is no good. I see Castle ESC/Motor package is priced better then Traxxas replacement. What would be a good combo for regular rippin and bashin? There are so many options...
    Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks.

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