I recently had an ESC burn up on me. I had a LiPo 3s battery and had the ESC set in LiPo mode. I contacted Traxxas and the customer service rep had me send it in and a new one was sent to me.
I put it in today as well as a Castle Creations 3800 kv motor, thinking the original motor may have been damaged the first time, and the same exact thing happened. The ESC smoked so bad that I had neighbors coming out of their house asking if my house was on fire.
The ESC was already in LiPo mode when coming form Traxxas, as the email I received stated. I double checked this just to make sure, and it was.
I don't really know what else to do. I can send both the ESC and motor in but I'm not sure if they will replace them again, or at least the ESC anyways.
Has anybody else had this problem with burning up their ESC's? I'm needing some advice in this situation, And help would be greatly appreciated.