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ESC fried? - 10.16.2010, 10:26 PM

I just recently bought a brushed e-Revo and I think I blew the ESC.

I bought it new in mid August and registered it with Traxxas. Since then I had one of the stock batteries melt down which they replaced for me at no charge saying it could be a bad cell or bad ESC.

Anywho after running a few batteries through it today, letting it sit an hour or so, then putting a set of full DTX5000 packs in it, I turned the ESC on and smoke started pouring out of it. As soon as I saw it I unplugged the bats and let it finish it's smoke billowing. Now I have a paper weight. Can this be fixed? And more importantly will Traxxas stand behind this and help me out with a new one?
   
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10.16.2010, 10:29 PM

Definitely sounds like a bad ESC. Traxxas should still have your battery replacement on file, so that should help your case anyways. Hopefully they will help you out again!


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10.17.2010, 12:55 AM

Call up traxxas, I'd be surprised if they didn't send one out to you :)
My experience has been great with their CS, and I think generally those ESCs are pretty solid.
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10.18.2010, 02:08 PM

I called this morning and they said to send it back to them. Worst case scenario I pay them $20 for a new one.
   
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10.18.2010, 03:09 PM

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I called this morning and they said to send it back to them. Worst case scenario I pay them $20 for a new one.
Can't complain there.


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10.18.2010, 04:54 PM

For the sake of your marrage though you may with to checkout mikes great price in a mamba monster esc and castles price on a 1518.
   
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10.18.2010, 09:23 PM

Almost afraid to ask but how could going brushless save my marriage? LOL And where do I look for these prices? I'm always up for an upgrade. :-)
   
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10.19.2010, 12:56 PM

rc-monster.com for the esc
castlecreations.com for the 1518

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10.19.2010, 01:20 PM

LOL! Thanks for your concern but we've actually been married for 4 years now. We have a 2 year old and my wife is due with our 2nd in January. So we're good there. :-)
   
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10.30.2010, 08:31 PM

Fed-Ex dropped off my new (free) EVX2 today. Traxxas pulls through again!
   
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