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    Smoked my esc!

    I assume the simple green I cleaned the truck with yesterday killed the esc. Crap. Anyone that has on, reply to my thread in the market place! Thanks. Simple green plus esc is bad. Good thing I took out the other electronics!
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    how exactly did you clean it with simple green? did you submerge it? i use a toothbrush and a dish of simple green mix and scrub the esc with the toothbrush and dip the toothbrush into the simple green mix-repeat until clean.

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    I am so sorry to hear thatYou didn't really forget what I told you

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ittle-cleaning

    Remember the "temporary no reverse bug" that some of us have experienced after a dip in the water? Thats exactly why I'll never let Simple Green near electronics. It hates copper!

    I've been there and done that previously in manufacturing myself.
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    Just ordered a new one. Won't mess that up again
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    Quote Originally Posted by rizz0d View Post
    how exactly did you clean it with simple green? did you submerge it? i use a toothbrush and a dish of simple green mix and scrub the esc with the toothbrush and dip the toothbrush into the simple green mix-repeat until clean.
    Yeah, that's what I did, it must have leaked in and got into the electronics and when I started to drive it, smoke started billowing out of the body
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    Just put in the LVD esc. This thing is really turning into a 2012 summit instead of a 2010! All I need now is my Tqi transmitter. If anyone has one, check out my thread in the market place then pm me
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    Sorry, not trying to hijack here, but how can you tell if the ESC has the built in LVC? Is it only with the new models that has the TQi radio? I didn't think the EVX came with the LVC at all.

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    It will state so right on the ESC.

    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    :-D makes sense... Heh.

    Thanks!

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    I don't know if they come from the factory like this in the new one, but my old one didn't. I just bought the revo on because it the LVD
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    Yes, they do.
    For the most part; if it came with TQi, it came with the new LVD EVX2.
    The original EVX2 is actually discontinued.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    That's a good idea I guess. I won't need the LVD but just a good thing to have!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TraxxasSummitCrawler View Post
    I don't know if they come from the factory like this in the new one, but my old one didn't. I just bought the revo on because it the LVD
    They come like this in the new TQi-equipped models.
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