I apologize for any ignorance upfront. I/my boy have an emaxx 3903 brushed waterproof etc etc. I have a bit of integy stuff on it along with some rpm. Batteries are stock for now.
Here's the sequence of events.
Halfway through battery cycle, one battery is hot as all get out and beginning to melt the shrink wrap on the outside.
All of a sudden, poof white smoke and flames out of the ESC.
Also, one of the black wire connections was charred as well(connection between ESC and motor)
Clearly, I need a new ESC. But what is going to happen when I plug in/wire the new one? I really don't want to waste $80 to find out that something else is bad.
Any ideas or troubleshooting help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED....
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