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  1. #1
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    Another ESC question

    What is the maximum amperage that an EVX-2 can handle before burning up?
    I was wondering: why couldnt I install some inline fuses to protect the ESC in case
    of overamping due to short circuiting or improper battery configuration etc?

    Thanks for any response.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. mike-susieq1's Avatar
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    there is no over amping the esc unless your talking about over voltage? if your using lipos say 2s lipos that are rated at like 5000mah 30c then your putting out 150amps to be made available to the motors but they wont even draw the much more like 80 amps perhaps if even that so the rest of the amps stay in the lipos without causing harm. Voltage on the other hand can be a problem if you go over the 16.8v stated.
    DEU 8:18 ESV

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    Ok. I was just hoping to find a way to protect my ESC if I ever decide to buy one again. (My wife says she'll kill me if I do)
    I was just wondering about fuses because as an HVAC mechanic, ive installed fuses to protect the transformer in the event
    that the VA rating gets exceeded by intermittent shorting to ground.
    If one or both twin motors on my Emax 3903 were shorting out internally, couldn't that damage the ESC?
    Thanks for your input. Appreciate that.
    Last edited by kirwinjd; 03-21-2013 at 01:11 AM.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    Amp rating is listed here:
    http://traxxas.com/products/parts/escs/3019Revx2lvd

    Traxxas also has a great lifetime warranty program:
    http://traxxas.com/node/23141
    Send them $50 and your broken ESC and they send you back a new one.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Great. Thank you!

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