Originally Posted by suicideneil
You mean you have the esc set up to run 2 lipos in parallel?
Were the wires from the battery to the esc hot too, or just the unused ones?
Either way, sounds like the connector was shorting against something metalic ( you should cover it with something if only using one input )- the battery and esc would both be getting pretty warm too if it was just overgearing, and the motor would be cooler generally...
almost, it's wired to run in series, like the traxxas' monster mambas were made. the wires from the esc to the battery were fine, it was the unused side that was getting hot. it has a dean's female covering the plug to keep the male deans from shorting against something while it's not being used.
the motor was getting hot like it was geared too high.
maybe a bad solder joint? i'm kinda stumped.