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    2.4 ghz interference??

    ok so i bought an led light kit for my merv (with 2.4 ghz system) and after i installed it i went for a test drive but it seems that there was radio interference because the throttle was choppy. i would hold the trigger steady but the motor stops and starts and sputters could this be due to my led lights or could it be something else
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    esc? maybe you overloaded the bec in the speed control.
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    Just what jimdog said, you could try a 9volt battery to the led lights, or just unplug them and see if the problem remains, remember to have good batteries in the controller as well.


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    LED's have practically no load. I doubt it is the LED's causing the issue.
    I would make sure that they are wired in correctly and nothing is loose...
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Well the lights are integrated into the radio system for reverse lights etc. and the problem does not appear when i disconect the system so im sure it is that i tried rebinding the controller but that didnt work i might swap in an old rx/tx and see if the problem continues thanks for the advice
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    let me know what you think of the setup when you get it working. im interested in getting leds too.
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    Sounds like there is something wrong with the LED system... probably the controller.

    I have heard of stand alone LVC's having the exact same effects with Traxxas ESC's... I wonder if this is what is happening; interference from the LED controller?
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Well i actually ended up switching the whole system to my slash i found that the leds were interfering with my castle speed controller on my merv so i tried it on my slash and seems to work fine so i guess it just didnt get along with the aftermarket esc
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