View Full Version : Will this void the warranty?
01-28-2001, 02:52 AM
Will it void the warranty if I hard-wire the esc and motors together. I just want to remove the bullet connectors and don't really have the money right now to get deans or powerpoles connectors. I would think that although hard wiring the motors and esc together would make it more difficult to remove the motors and service them but it would also lessen the chance of heat buildup due to resistance of the bullet connectors. Am i correct to assume this? Also wouldn't more current be allowed to flow between the esc and motors? I just wan to know if that would void the warranty?
01-28-2001, 04:07 PM
Anyone? Moderators? Traxxas employees? Help?
01-28-2001, 08:53 PM
How much resistance and in turn, how much voltage drop is across the bullet terminals at max current?
It may be small. Guess you could test the drop of the whole wire harness by placing a volt meter from the battery term to the solder post on the motor (at max current) and multply by 2 (per motor). Has anyone done this? Also, how much max current flows through the wires?
01-29-2001, 02:05 AM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by traxxas42768:
Will it void the warranty if I hard-wire the esc and motors together. I just want to remove the bullet connectors and don't really have the money </font>
I don't know if I'm sure what you're saying but this is how i'm interpreting it. You want to cut the connectors off of the + and - wires on the ESC and solder those straight onto the motor?
THAT IS COMMON PRACTICE. MOST ESC's ONLY COME WITH 3 WIRES! A red one that you solder straight to the + terminal of the motor and that you must also patch the + terminal of the battery into. A black wire for the negative battery terminal and a blue wire for the negative motor terminal. I've been doing that for 10 years or so now.
Hope this answers your question,
WHERE'S THE BLUE EAGLE LS!?
01-29-2001, 11:14 AM
Yeah i just want to eliminate the bullet connectors by soldering the wires together rather than using the stock connectors. I basically just wanted to know if this practice would void traxxas's warranty in regards to the esc.
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