XL-5™ Waterproof FWD/REV ESC
with Low Voltage Detection (LVD)

Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8 cell compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patented Training Mode™. This profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power operation. XL-5 is equipped with two-stage low-voltage detection (LVD) to allow LiPo battery use. The XL-5 is manufactured by Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support. The XL-5 is backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty.


Traxxas High-Current Connector*
The XL-5 ESC is equipped with the patented Traxxas high-current connectors for restriction-free current flow.

Click here for more info about the patented Traxxas High-Current Connertor.

 

Patented Training Mode™
An exclusive feature that places the XL-5 ahead of the pack is the patented Training Mode. This feature reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for new drivers to control their model.  When they're ready, simply change profiles to unleash full-throttle action.  Only Traxxas has it!

XL-5 LVD Waterproof ESC Features

  • Built-in two-stage low voltage detection (LVD)
    for Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery use
  • Innovative watersealed design
  • 15-turn motor limit for 540 size motors
  • 12-turn motor limit for 550 size motors
  • Fully-proportional forward, reverse, and braking control
  • Programmable with three drive profiles:
    • Sport Mode – Fwd / Brake / Rev
    • Race Mode – Fwd / Brake
    • Training Mode* – 50% Fwd / Brake / 50% Rev
  • EZ-Set® push-button setup
  • Multi-color LED
  • Thermal shutdown protection
  • Efficient, low-loss MOSFET design
  • High-capacity heat sink
  • Smooth, high-frequency operation
  • Easy installation in Traxxas models
  • Backed by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics warranty

 

XL-5 LVD WATERPROOF ESC SPECIFICATIONS
Input voltage: ­ 4-8 Cells (4.8 to 9.6 Volts DC)
Case Size: ­ 1.23"W x 2.18"D x 0.61" H
Weight: ­ 2.44 Ounce
Motor Limit: ­ 15-turns** (540 Size)
12-turns** (550 Size)
On Resistance Forward: ­ 0.007 Ohms
On Resistance Reverse: ­ 0.014 Ohms
Peak Current - Forward: ­ 100A
Peak Current - Reverse: ­ 60A
Braking Current: ­ 60A
Continuous Current: ­ 14A
BEC Voltage: ­ 6.0 VDC
BEC Current: ­ 1A
Power Wire: ­ 14 Gauge / 5"
Input Harness Wire: ­ 26 Gauge / 9"
Transistor Type: ­ MOSFET
PWM Frequency: ­ 1600 Hz
Low Voltage Detection (LVD): ­ 2-Stage indicators, switchable (on or off)
Thermal Protection: ­ Thermal shutdown
Profile selection: ­ Sport Mode:
    100% FWD, 100% brakes, 100% REV
Race Mode:
    100% FWD, 100% brakes, no REV
Training Mode:*
    50% FWD, 100% brakes, 50% REV
Single-button setup: ­ Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set®
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Compare to:  XL-10   |  EVX-2   |  Velineon® VXL-3s

Part# Description ­
3018R XL-5 Electronic Speed Control, waterproof (land version, low-voltage detection, fwd/rev/brake) ­
$85.00