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    blinking red and green in series

    when i wire my batteries in series and try to turn the esc on it just blinks red and green then wont let me turn it off.

    why is it doing this?
    what was that? what was what..oh that. thats mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrau17
    when i wire my batteries in series and try to turn the esc on it just blinks red and green then wont let me turn it off.

    why is it doing this?
    From the manual:

    Alternating; Blinks Red then Green: If
    the motor has no power, the VXL-3m
    has entered Over Voltage Protection.
    If a battery with too high voltage is
    used, the VXL-3m will go into a failsafe
    mode. Warning: If input voltage exceeds
    approximately 20 volts, the ESC may be
    damaged. Maximum peak input voltage
    limits are 12.6V in LiPo Mode (see page
    17) and 18V in NiMH Mode.


    Comment:
    It sounds like you have LiPo cutoff engaged, which only allows for 2S and/or 3S -- two batteries in series is too much voltage for the LiPo cutoff, triggering this problem...

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    If your connecting 2 2s in series so 4s thats what would happen, you have to put it in nimh mode

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    Same thing with two nimh batteries

    I got the same blinking light combo last night when I put two 1600 mah NiMh batteries in series. What is going on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLP75766
    I got the same blinking light combo last night when I put two 1600 mah NiMh batteries in series. What is going on there?
    take ur esc out of lipo mode
    keep your mouth closed and let your eyes listen

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    If you take it out of lipo mode an run it will you just have to watch the temps an battery voltage.
    Thanks terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcdude
    If you take it out of lipo mode an run it will you just have to watch the temps an battery voltage.
    Thanks terry
    yes jus watch temps
    keep your mouth closed and let your eyes listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcdude
    If you take it out of lipo mode an run it will you just have to watch the temps an battery voltage.
    Thanks terry
    What temps are ideal and what are the temps when problems start to occur?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLP75766
    What temps are ideal and what are the temps when problems start to occur?
    if your not running lipos you dnt have to worry about this
    keep your mouth closed and let your eyes listen

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    Thanks for the replies.
    If you are running Lipo's what are the temps that are OK and not OK?
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