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PostSubject: Hot Weather and your electronics   Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:32 am

Summer is here and I just wanted throw a couple tips out there:

1. Never Ever leave LIPO batteries in your car (Real) for extended time periods. The heat "puffs" them up and throws them off balance. If left in the heat too long they can become unbalanced beyond repair. If you don't unload your car after racing, at the very least take your lipos out

2. Temp your Motor and ESC after heats. A decent temp for both is around 130-140 (correct me if I'm wrong). If you start pushing 170-180, you may want to gear down( smaller pinion or bigger spur). Overheating your electronics can be costly and is most likely not covered by manufacturers warranty.

Any one else have any tips?

"Gotta keep it moderated"
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Weather and your electronics   Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:50 am

Don't charge your batteries or leave them in direct sun light when its hot outside. Most battery cases are dark colors and chargers are dark colors increasing heat during charging.

Motor temps can be up to 160 safely and most vendors say 160 is the sweet spot with horse power and efficentcy. Be aware that the outside temp is probably 40 degrees above where it was during the winter and sring so its a good idea to temp your car. Actually its good to temp every race. It will tell you if there is something potentially wrong with your drive train.
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Weather and your electronics   Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:20 pm

This was actually very helpful. Lol. I just installed a Mamba Max ESC + 4600kv CC motor in my MTDT and after short 10 minute ish runs Im temping the motor at 130-140, and the ESC at 140. Was wondering if that was a healthy temp or not since Im still running the stock Spur and pinion.

Both are expensive items and a total PITA to install in this truck. Thanks for the advice!
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PostSubject: Re: Hot Weather and your electronics   Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:49 pm

That temp is good I would start to worry at about 160
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